Police Officer Lateral (In-State), Police Officer Lateral Out-of-State, AZPOST Certified Non-Lateral
A Police Officer performs general duty police work or specialized police work in the protection of life and property. In carrying out the responsibilities of an entry-level Arizona Peace Officer, a Mesa Police Department Police Officer: interacts with a culturally and socially diverse population; employs discretion in solving problems; maintains public order; prevents crime; enforces laws and ordinances; conducts investigations; makes arrests; issues summonses/citations, and warnings; assists the public; and may perform administrative support tasks. This class is responsible for performing related duties as required.
$56,534.40 – $79,788.80 Annually
6/27/2019 11:59 PM Arizona
A Police Officer - Lateral is an experienced Arizona peace officer who is not required to attend the Mesa Police Academy and is assigned to a Field Training Officer upon being hired. A Police Officer - Lateral must successfully complete the Field Training Officer program. The length of training will be dependent on an incumbent's performance as determined by the police training staff. This class is FLSA nonexempt.
A Police Officer - Lateral - Out-of-State is an experienced peace officer who is hired at the Police Officer Recruit starting salary while studying for, and taking, the waiver exams for Arizona certification. Upon successful completion of the waiver exams, the position will be criteria-based promoted to the position of Police Officer - Lateral. Lateral hires are not required to attend the Mesa Police Department Academy. Upon promotion, Lateral Officers are assigned to field training officers, and must successfully complete the program.
A Police Officer - AZPOST Certified Non-Lateral is an individual who has completed a certified academy in Arizona but does not have peace officer experience. An AZPOST Certified Non-Lateral would be required to successfully complete the Field Training Officer program and would be paid at the recruit officer pay. The length of training will be dependent on an incumbent's performance as determined by the police training staff. After successful completion of the Field Training Officer program, a Police Officer - AZPOST Certified Non-Lateral is promoted to the class of Police Officer
Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications Required - Police Officer - Lateral. Graduation from high school or GED. Applicant must have completed an AZ P.O.S.T. academy and must currently be, or has been, an AZPOST certified sworn peace officer in good standing. Tiered salary available based on sworn peace officer experience.
Minimum Qualifications Required - Police Officer - Lateral - Out-of-State. At least two years of experience as a peace officer in another state during the past three years with at least one year spent in patrol, not including training or administrative assignments.
Minimum Qualifications Required - Police Officer - AZPOST Certified Non-Lateral. Graduation from high school or GED. Applicant must be currently enrolled or have successfully completed a certified AZ P.O.S.T. academy.
Special Requirements. Because of the confidential, sensitive nature of information handled, successful completion of a background investigation and polygraph is required. Candidates given a conditional job offer will be required to pass a pre-employment medical physical, psychological test battery, and drug screening. Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's License by hire date. Must meet the qualifications to wear a tight fitting respirator by passing a medical evaluation in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.134 by hire date and must maintain certification.
Substance Abuse Testing. Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.