Police Officer (Lateral)

San Luis, AZ
San Luis Police Department

$48,817.60 – $73,236.80 Annually

We are currently accepting applications for Lateral Police Officers from In-State and Out-of-State incumbents.

Our officers enjoy Tuition Reimbursement, Incentive Pay, Take Home Vehicle, Fitness Membership, Medical /Dental/Vision Benefits, Education Loan Forgiveness, a full Pension Plan and more.

Hiring Bonus, Retention Bonus and Relocation Allowance available, subject to budget availability.


  • Under general supervision, performs a variety of law enforcement work associated with patrol, traffic enforcement, and investigations.
  • Enforces laws and ordinances, maintains order, protects life and property, investigates crimes, and assists in crime prevention activities.
  • Patrols assigned areas, responds to calls for assistance, and takes appropriate action.
  • Controls and restrains potentially violent persons.
  • Investigates suspicious conditions, activities, or persons.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies and provides needed backup when requested.
  • Participates in rescue activities for sick and injured persons.
  • Arrests, transports, and books violators and escorts prisoners to jail or court.
  • Serves warrants, subpoenas, and other court orders.
  • Prepares detailed reports of felony and misdemeanor crimes as well as criminal and civil traffic complaints.
  • Conducts investigations of criminal cases and gathers, preserves, and analyzes facts and evidence.
  • Conducts interviews and interrogations and records statements and testimony.
  • Collects, prepares, and submits evidence for analysis, processing, or retention.
  • Prepares material evidence and documentation for courtroom presentations and testifies in court as required.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalency
  • Must have been an Arizona Peace Officer Standards & Training Board (AZ POST) certified Officer; OR must have been a Certified Officer in another state. Out-of-State Certified Officers will be required to apply for reciprocity. For more information, visit the Arizona POST website to review the waiver process.
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be in sound physical and mental health
  • Have at least 20/20 vision uncorrected; or 20/20 vision corrected by glasses or contact lenses. Vision capable of distinguishing basic colors groups against a favorable background.
  • Must meet AZ POST and City of San Luis Police Department drug standards
  • Must have good moral character and personal integrity


  • A valid driver license is required at the time of application and must be maintained throughout employment.
  • Must obtain (if applicable) and maintain a Peace Officer Certification with AZ POST.