Police Officer – Lateral (In-State and Out-of-State)

Avondale, AZ
Avondale Police Department

Salary: $30.74 – $45.41 Hourly.

Closing Date: 3/3/2024.

Position Summary:

The successful candidate(s) will be individuals that share strong ethical standards with the officers of Avondale, are team-oriented with a high level of maturity and personal responsibility, and display cultural awareness and sensitivity. This position requires personal dedication to Customer Service and Community Policing Concepts and how they apply to the community.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols designated areas and responds to calls for service by the public. Investigates crimes and crime scenes. Writes reports, testifies in court, trains, and supervises as required. Also, may perform Field Training Officer duties.
  • Responds to calls for service by contacting complainants and suspects, conducting investigations, gathering information, completing interviews, documenting facts, making arrests when necessary, and writing reports.
  • Patrols designated areas by operating the patrol vehicle/motorcycle, walking, observing, watching for traffic violators, and providing customer service.
  • Conducts crime investigations by locating physical evidence, victims, witnesses, and suspects, gathering statements, investigating the crime scene, coming to a conclusion about the crime, and making arrests when necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by testifying in court, holding training sessions, acting as detention/booking officer, assisting other bureaus, serving warrants, and conducting some supervisory tasks.


  • Must be ARIZONA POST CERTIFIED, in good standing.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • A High School diploma or GED equivalent is required.
  • Possess or have the ability to obtain an Arizona Driver’s License.
  • No felony convictions.
  • POPAT will be waived for all in-state laterals who are currently active and who’s POST certification has not lapsed.
  • Must have successfully passed a certified/accredited police academy within their respective state and show proof of current certification.
  • Must have a minimum of one year of active patrol experience.
  • Successfully complete the Arizona State Post Standard certification test and proficiency tests.