Police Officer (Entry level)

Bullhead City, AZ
Bullhead City Police Department

Salary: $25.18 Hourly

Perform professional law enforcement and crime prevention work involved in the protection of life and property enforcing State, Federal, Municipal laws and regulations. Work is performed in accordance with departmental and City rules and regulations, and patrol officers receive assignments and instructions from officers of higher rank. Assignments include uniformed patrol, traffic control, technical and staff service, administration, special support team activities, and investigative work. Work requires exercise of initiative and independent judgment in routine and emergency situations involving exposure to potential injury or loss of life. Work methods and results are evaluated by superior officers through personal inspections, review of reports, and discussions. Work is subject to rotating shift assignments, irregular hours, holiday assignments, and on-call status. **This job post is recruiting for Entry Level Police Officers*

Minimum age requirement is 21 years of age at the completion of the Police Academy. Must be a United States Citizen at the time of application.

NOTE: Applicants will be required to submit to a Written examination; an employment interview, a Physical Fitness evaluation; a thorough Background Investigation; a Polygraph examination; a Psychological examination; a Medical examination; and a drug screen.

Written Test: September 7, 2022
Physical Agility Test: September 7, 2022

*Any falsification, omission, misrepresentation, or deception in any stage of the processing will result in your immediate removal from consideration.

*Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications WILL BE INELIGIBLE for any position within the Department and WILL NOT complete processing. This criteria meets or exceeds Arizona State Requirements.

Application must be completed in full. Do no attach a resume in lieu of completing the application.

High School Diploma or GED, and any combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position is desirable.

Successful completion of required training and AZ POST (Arizona Peace Officer Standards & Training) certification. Must possess a valid Arizona driver’s license.
*Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.

  • Operates an automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, or water craft to perform patrol assignments on an assigned shift.
  • Responds to calls of service and appears at scenes of disorder, emergencies, and crime.
  • Conducts property checks on businesses and homes for burglary and other criminal activities.
  • Stops and questions suspicious persons. Assists with a variety of emergencies.
  • Prepares reports of incidents and investigations
  • Contacts victims, witnesses, and suspects for detailed interviewing when required.
  • Secures, investigates and collects evidence at the scenes of incidents and crimes.
  • Investigates criminal complaints and takes statements.
  • Serves warrants.
  • Follows-up on investigations when assigned.
  • Appears in court proceedings when summoned, on and off duty.
  • May act as the School Resource Officer for the schools.
  • Arrests, detains, transports, and has responsibility for the care and safety of detained persons.
  • Issues traffic citations for violations of laws and ordinances and performs traffic control assignments and accident investigations.
  • Intervenes in disputes to protect the public, and maintain order.
  • Assists with receiving, searching, fingerprinting, photographing, and bonding of prisoners.
  • May perform safety inspections on commercial vehicles.
  • May be assigned to perform special duties.
  • Provides exceptional customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • Geography of the City and the location of important buildings, or the ability to acquire this knowledge rapidly
  • Laws and regulations that pertain to proper arrest, search and seizure, and police work in general.


  • Meeting and maintaining state mandated firearms requirements
  • Rapidly attaining and firing a handgun from behind cover in a prone, kneeling or sitting position
  • Retaining a handgun in holster with one hand and shoving a suspect back with the other hand;
  • Rapidly and safely reloading a handgun with weapon pointing downrange
  • Standing and moving about for prolonged periods of time.


  • Read, write and communicate in the English language using a telephone, police radio system, or in person in a group or one-on-one setting
  • Understand departmental and City policies, instructions, laws, and regulations
  • To direct traffic from four or more directions
  • Understand police and fire radio transmissions, distinguish the color of vehicles, stop lights, suspect eye color, hair and clothing color
  • Visual acuity to see during times of low visibility or darkness, and ability to correctly identify a license plate number within 100′ in daylight conditions
  • Smell odors of smoke, marijuana, alcohol, natural gas, acetone, or gasoline
  • Stay alert for long periods of time
  • Detect and distinguish sound of gunfire, muffled screams, cries for assistance, glass breaking, squealing tire, radio alert tones
  • Verbally communicate and talk clearly and effectively in a loud voice