Police Officer Lateral

Bullhead City, AZ
Bullhead City Police Department

Salary: $28.56 – $41.17 Hourly.

Position Summary:

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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.


  • Minimum age requirement is 21 years of age.
  • Must be a United States Citizen at the time of application.
  • Applicants will be required to submit to an employment interview, a Physical Fitness evaluation; a thorough Background Investigation; a Polygraph examination; a Psychological examination; a Medical examination; and a drug screen.
  • 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.