Police Officer (Out of State)

Yuma, AZ
Yuma Police Department

Under basic supervision, works with Yuma Police Department (YPD) Officers and learns to provide responsive police services; patrols, investigates, responds to calls for service, enforces laws, prevents crimes, and educates citizens according to area of assignment. Or if unsuccessful in the waiver process; under close supervision, attends an approved Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board basic training academy to obtain Arizona Peace Officer Certification.

$40,686.46 – $56,961.22 Annually


• Enforces state and Federal laws, and City codes, according to consistently applied YPD policies, procedures and regulations; duties will vary according to job assignment.
• Assists in patrolling the City to preserve law and order, deter and detect criminal activity, enforce laws and regulations, respond to citizen requests for assistance, reduce fear, apprehend violators, and provide public safety.
• Provides security and a safe environment for the community; looks for unusual and suspicious activities and persons; responds to calls for service; interrogates and communicates with victims, witnesses and suspects; provides scene security and protection for emergency services and other agency personnel.
• Answers calls and complaints; provides community-oriented police services to improve and enhance the quality of life in the community; treats citizens with courtesy and respect.
• Investigates crimes and accidents; administers first aid, secures crime and accident scenes, conducts preliminary investigations, and identifies and preserves evidence.
• Arrests law violators, and processes suspects, victims and prisoners; collects evidence and personal property, maintains proper records and chain of custody documentation, and testifies in court.
• Completes detailed reports and required paperwork; serves warrants and court documents.
• Cross-trains in a wide variety of law enforcement skills and disciplines.
• Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values and goals of the Police Department by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Yuma and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; promotes the City goals and priorities, and complies with all City policies and procedures.
• Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

• Attends classroom training sessions and takes notes required to obtain State Peace Officer Certification.
• Completes written, oral and skills proficiency examinations for a wide variety of required Peace Officer skills and knowledge, and maintains required levels of proficiency.
• Participates in physical conditioning training and testing, and maintains required levels of physical fitness.
• Adheres to AZ POST academy rules and regulations.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.



Education, Training and Experience Guidelines
• 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 hard contact lenses if uncorrected acuity is 20/80 or better; 20/20 vision corrected by soft contact lenses if uncorrected acuity is 20/200 or better. Vision capable of distinguishing basic color groups against a favorable background.
• Must meet AZ P.O.S.T. and Yuma Police Department drug standards.
• Must have good moral character and personal integrity.
• Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency.