Police Officer (AZ POST Certified – Lateral)

Coolidge, AZ
Central Arizona College

Salary: $45,052.80 – $51,107.26 Annually.

Open until filled.

Position Summary:

Responsible for providing protection and service to all students, faculty, staff, and the general public at all college campuses and locations; enforce college policies and procedures as well as maintain law and order.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for providing protection and service to all students, faculty, staff, and public at all college campuses and locations to include providing security at sporting and special events and securing the safe delivery of bank deposits. Provide assistance to disabled students. Deliver emergency messages.
  • Maintain law and order by constant patrol, surveillance, crime prevention, and enforcement of all applicable laws of the city, county, state, and federal governments. Patrol assigned college campuses and locations by motor vehicle, foot patrol, or other means available. Enforce parking and traffic regulations as well as direct the flow of traffic to ease congestion when required.
  • Respond to calls to assist students, faculty, staff, and the public with request for service, and civil/criminal complaints. Open and secure facilities; set alarm and security surveillance systems; monitor campus facilities via security surveillance systems, and inspect premises for indications of criminal activity.
  • Conduct preliminary investigations, obtain information, document and file initial reports, witness statements, affidavits, and supplemental reports; identify and make proper arrest of offender(s) when required; transport prisoners to detention centers/stations for processing and booking; and testify in court when summoned.
  • Respond to and investigate traffic accidents, provide first aid as needed, survey accident scene, inspect and record physical damage of vehicles and property; clear scene and submit appropriate documents/reports.
  • Provide first aid during medical emergencies; coordinate with EMS and Fire Department for transporting of persons to local hospitals when medical situations requires it; provide evacuation assistance and directions in emergency situations.
  • Participate in daily briefings & departmental training. May assist in the training of new officers in the field according to established schedules and guidelines secure information from a variety of sources for further review or discussion.


  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Good physical condition.
  • Normal hearing.
  • Eyesight correctable to 20/30.
  • No felony convictions.
  • Possession of a valid Arizona State Drivers License and good driving record.
  • Able to pass an extensive background check.
  • Ability to pass a complete physical exam.
  • Ability to pass a Polygraph examination successfully.
  • Ability to pass a Psychological examination successfully.
  • Ability to pass an Oral Board examination and/or situational interview.
  • Ability to successfully complete the Field Officer Training.
  • Any combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and law enforcement techniques equivalent to training at an Arizona POST certified law enforcement training academy.
  • Applicants must possess an Arizona POST Peace Officer Certificate; individuals who are inactive must be eligible to be reinstated and must complete the Arizona POST reinstatement process.
  • Applicants who do not possess an Arizona POST active or inactive Peace Officer Certificate must complete the Arizona POST Waiver examination process.
  • Citizen of the United States.