Police Officer Recruit

Wickenburg, AZ
Wickenburg Police Department

Salary: $27.13 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Responsible for attending the academy in preparation for becoming a sworn Police Officer and assisting with law enforcement and crime prevention work in a training capacity.

Essential Functions:

  • Learns the operations of the Police Department through observation and participation in a wide variety of police activities.
  • Attends the Police Training Academy and meets all standards.
  • Assists with patrol under close supervision.
  • Learns the coordination and conduct of investigatory work.
  • Responds to calls under close supervision.
  • Learns the methods of securing scenes of crime, administering first-aid, conducting arrests, and preparing detailed reports.
  • Learns skills relevant to providing testimony as a witness in court.
  • Performs related work as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be age 21 prior to academy graduation; or an equivalent combination of directly related education and experience.
  • AZPOST certification within the time specified by the Police Chief after hire.
  • Valid Arizona Class D Driver’s License.
  • Appointment subject to successful completion of extensive background investigation, polygraph, psychological examination, physical agility examination, medical examination and drug test.