Police Officer I

Williams, AZ
Williams Police Department

Assist in law enforcement and crime prevention work in a training capacity; patrol, with an assigned Police Officer, in a designated area for the prevention of crime and the maintenance of law and order; and assist in investigative work and other assignments in a training capacity, attend training to prepare for the police academy, attend and complete the police academy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities. This list of responsibilities is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

Examples of Duties

  • Learns operations of the Police Department firsthand through observation and participation in a wide variety of police activities; serve in a training capacity while attending the Police Academy
  • Patrols City in a radio-equipped car with a certified Police Officer in a training capacity
  • Learns the coordination of conducting complete and detailed investigations of crimes involving juveniles and adults, crimes against persons and property, and crimes involving vice, gambling, and narcotics violations
  • Learns the procedures associated with the collection and preservations of evidence at accident scenes; learns to lift fingerprints, draw sketches and take photographs
  • Learns laws and procedures required for processing warrants; assists in retrieving and requesting information involving arrests and subpoenas

TRAINEE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate or have successfully completed a General Educational Development (G.E.D.) examination. Must complete 20-week basic training at the Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy and be 21 years of age before graduation from a basic training academy. Must have at the time of hire and be able to maintain a valid Arizona drivers license with a satisfactory driving record. Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to pass an extensive post-offer background investigation and pre-employment physical. No job-related experience is required.

LATERAL OFFICE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Peace Officer for a minimum of 1 year after graduation from a state-certified academy that meets Arizona Peace Officer and Standards Training (AZPOST) minimum standards. A High School Diploma or GED requires an associates degree in Police Science, Administration of Justice or Criminal Justice preferred; or any combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential job duties as outlined in AZPOST Rules. The Department requires the applicant to successfully complete the Cooper Physical Test of a 1.5-mile run, sit-ups, and pushups. Additionally, if the applicant is not AZPOST certified, the applicant must be able to pass the Comprehensive Final Exam, Firearms Qualifications, Tactical Driving Qualification, and The Peace Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT).

Special Requirements:

  • Must possess AZ P.O.S.T. certification as a Law Enforcement Officer
  • Must have a valid Arizona drivers license with an acceptable driving record
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to cover 24-hour, seven-day week operations and respond to emergency service calls, staff coverage needs, or other emergencies as needed.