Police Officer

Gilbert, AZ
Gilbert Police Department

Team Gilbert has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated professional to fill the position of Police Officer. The Police Officer reports to a Police Sergeant. The primary function of this position is to perform general and specialized law enforcement work to preserve public peace and protect lives, property and the rights of the public and enforce statutory law and municipal ordinances. The work involves patrolling streets and neighborhoods to deter crime and apprehend or arrest violators or suspects, responding to calls for law enforcement assistance and gathering information for criminal investigations.

$27.91 – $39.29 Hourly


Ideal candidates for the position will effectively exceed customer needs by building productive relationships, and taking responsibility for customer satisfaction and loyalty. You actively participate as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals and produce quality outcomes. You are committed to our safety philosophy, and you take great pride in proactively managing time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently while accomplishing objectives and achieving goals beyond what is required.


Recruit Officer:
• You have not graduated from any law enforcement training academy OR
• Your previously held peace officer certification has lapsed/expired.
o If your certification has lapsed, you will have to submit a waiver of training and will have to pass an Arizona POST waiver examination. (Arizona POST Rule R13-4-110D)
• You must be at least 21-years of age by the time you would be scheduled to graduate from a 22-week police academy.

Arizona Lateral Officer:
• You are currently (or have within the last three (3) years) been a full-time sworn peace officer in the State of Arizona AND
• You worked in that capacity for at least 2080 hours after graduating from a law enforcement academy. (Academy training time does not count toward the 2080-hour requirement)

Out-of-State Lateral Officer:
• Within the last three (3) years, you have held a peace officer certification from a state other than Arizona for at least two (2) of those years AND
• You worked in that capacity full-time.
• You will have to submit a waiver of training and will have to pass an Arizona POST waiver examination. (Arizona POST Rule R13-4-110D)

Open Enrollment Officer:
• You have graduated from an Arizona law enforcement academy within the past one (1) calendar year, but have not been appointed by a law enforcement agency.