Salary: $28.20 – $44.97 Hourly.
Work is performed in accordance with departmental rules and regulations, and the police officer receives assignments and instructions from officers of higher rank. Work normally consists of routine patrol, preliminary investigations, and traffic regulation duties. Work may involve an element of personal danger and the employee of this class must be able to act without direct supervision and exercises independent judgment in meeting emergencies. Work methods and results are checked by superior officers through personal inspections, review of reports, and discussions. Performs related work as assigned.
- Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.
- Operates an automobile in patrolling an assigned area for the prevention of crime and the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations.
- Responds to radio and telephone dispatches and reports to scenes of disorder or crime.
- Investigates and prepares reports on accidents, offenses, and damages to property.
- Gives information and directions to the public.
- Makes arrests, directs traffic, and requests medical attention when necessary.
- Appears in court as the arresting officer or to present evidence.
- Transports prisoners, assists in the investigation of crimes, and collects and preserves evidence.
- Interrogates witnesses and suspects.
- Participates in various police programs, such as block watches, crime prevention outreach, drug awareness, etc., as assigned.
- Participates in various special functions such as investigations, bomb squad, swat team, negotiating team, firing range, etc., as assigned.
- May be assigned specialized patrol such as bicycle, motorcycle, or walking beat.
- Identifies and addresses repetitive problems in assigned areas in cooperation with law abiding residents utilizing available community resources.
- Must recognize and accept the expectation of ethical and law-abiding behavior in both professional and personal life, as an example to the public you serve.
- Performs related duties as required.
- The person shall be a United States citizen.
- The person shall be at least 21 years of age, except that a person may attend an academy if he/she will be 21 prior to graduating.
- The person shall be a high school graduate or have successfully completed a General Education Development (G.E.D.) examination.
- The person shall have undergone a complete background investigation; which meets the standards of Section R13-4-106 except that an applicant may begin an academy prior to the return of the results of the fingerprint check. However, the applicant may not graduate from the academy nor the agency receive reimbursement for an applicant for which a qualifying return result has not been obtained. The background shall attest to the fact that the person meets minimum qualification, has not engaged in conduct or a pattern of conduct that would jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession, and is of good moral character.
- The person shall have undergone a medical examination which meets the standards of Section R13-4-107. An examination preceding an appointment by more than one hundred and eighty days shall require the submission of a written statement from the applicant that his/her condition has not changed since the examination.
- The person shall not have been convicted of a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Arizona.
- The person shall not have been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.
- The person shall not have been previously denied certified status, revoked, or have his/her current certified status under suspension, pursuant to Section R13-4-109.
- The person shall not have illegally sold, produced, cultivated, or transported marijuana for sale.
- The person shall not have illegally used marijuana for any purpose within the past three years.
- The person shall never have illegally used marijuana other than for experimentation.
- The person shall never have illegally used marijuana while employed or appointed as a peace officer.
- The person shall not have illegally sold, produced, cultivated, or transported for sale, any dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana.
- The person shall not have illegally used dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose within the past seven years.
- The person shall never have illegally used dangerous drugs or narcotics other than for experimentation.
- The person shall never have illegally used dangerous drugs or narcotics while employed or appointed as a peace officer.
- The person shall not have a pattern of abuse of prescription medication.
- The person shall have undergone a polygraph examination, which meets the requirements of R13-4-106, unless prohibited by law.
- The person shall not have been convicted of or adjudged to have violated traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles with such a frequency so as to indicate a disrespect for traffic laws and a disregard for the safety of other persons on the highway within the past three years.
- The person shall have read the code of ethics in subsection (E) and affirmed by signature the person’s understanding and agreement to abide by the code.
- The testing process will include a written exam, physical agility test as well as an oral interview. All of these assessments will be completed on the test date above or the next possible date. The background investigation will proceed after successful completion of all testing components.