Police Officer

Paradise Valley, AZ
Town of Paradise Valley

Salary Range $72,450.00 – $97,367.00 Salary


The name says it all, Paradise Valley. The Town of Paradise Valley, located in the “valley” of Arizona, offers proactive and rewarding police work in a community that provides extraordinary support to its law enforcement partners. As a highly trained Police Officer with the Town, you will perform full-cycle policing to effectively respond to the needs of the community.

We provide a streamlined application process and onsite hiring events, where conditional offers of employment are extended the same day for successful applicants. We also conduct background investigations in as few as 60 days for in-state applicants and 90 days for out-of-state applicants. So, what are you waiting for? Come join a law enforcement team where the job is truly what you make of it!

Police Officers with the Town enjoy the value of:

  • A salary between $72,450 – $97,367, depending on qualifications and experience.
  • An exceptionally supportive community and Town Council.
  • Low crime rates and effective human services strategies.
  • Proactive and quality policing, with approachable command staff committed to outstanding public safety services.
  • Schedules and policing activities that promote a strong work/life balance.
  • Training twice a month and opportunities for additional training.
  • On-duty workouts through an employee wellness program.
  • Weekend shift premium pay at $3.00 per hour between 6:00 p.m. Friday and 6:00 a.m. Monday.
  • Nightshift premium pay at $1.25 per hour between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
  • Instructor premium pay at $10.00 per hour for instructor-led training to sworn officers.
  • Great off-duty jobs at $60.00 per hour with a 4-hour minimum at resorts, and private, luxurious residences.
  • 100% Town-paid employee medical and dental premiums, with deferred compensation and health savings account contributions for high-deductible healthcare plan (HDHP) enrollment.
  • Accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) commuter insurance to and from the worksite for up to $200,000 per incident.
  • 100% Town-paid basic life and short-term disability insurances, with options to purchase additional coverages.
  • Enrollment in the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).
  • Paid vacation and sick leave accruals, plus option to advance first-year accruals.
  • Minimal mandatory overtime, with 120 compensatory time maximum balance.
  • 10 paid holidays plus 3 personal days.
  • $5,000 in tuition reimbursement each year.
  • Uniform allowance of $1,800 upon hire and then $1,500 each fiscal year.
  • Ballistic vest provided every 5 years.
  • Field Training Officer (FTO) assignments at 2.5% of base pay.



  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • Two years full-time community patrol experience in a municipality, county, or state law enforcement agency, or equivalent experience (excludes academy and field training experience).


Would you like to learn more, then please contact our Recruiter Kevin Albert at 480-348-3502 or kalbert@paradisevalleyaz.gov, or if you are ready to apply, then:

  • Complete the “Apply Now” box to begin the online application. Be sure to have the following documents ready to upload as part of the supplemental questionnaire: high school diploma/GED, current law enforcement certification, college transcripts, and any other documents you believe are relevant to your application with us.


We recognize your time is important, so please review the following steps in our selection process. Upon your successful complete of each step, you will be advanced forward in the process.

  1. Application Review: Your online application is reviewed as submitted. Incomplete applications will be held in abeyance until all of the necessary information is provided.
  2. Selection Event: You will be invited to attend a PVPD selection event (that are scheduled on-demand), where you will participate in a physical aptitude test, written, typing, and essay testing. Then in the afternoon, you will participate in an oral board interview, followed by an interview with the Chief of Police.
  3. Conditional Offer of Employment: At the conclusion of the selection event, if you are successful, you will receive an offer of employment contingent upon the successful completion of a polygraph examination and an extensive background investigation that includes employment, driving, and criminal history checks; a psychological evaluation; pre-employment drug testing; and a medical evaluation.
  4. Polygraph Examination: You will participate in a polygraph examination the day following the selection event.
  5. Background Investigation: Upon receipt of your sign offer, we will conduct your background investigation.
  6. Confirmation of Offer: You will receive confirmation of the employment offer with a defined start date.
  7. Success: Welcome to the Town of Paradise Valley Police Department!

Interested candidates must complete an online application to be considered for this opportunity and only the most qualified applicants will be considered further. The Town of Paradise Valley is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified persons to apply.