Police Officer Recruit
Close Date 11/18/2017 11:59:00 PM
Salary $47,132.80 – $63,897.60/year
Job Type Open to All Applicants (External, Internal)
Employment Type Full-Time
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is looking for motivated and dedicated individuals willing to join our team. Successful candidates from this testing period will be considered for any funded academy class(es) within the next six months. The earliest academy that will be filled from this list is July 2018, and this date may be adjusted if necessary.
Being a police officer is a job that involves a tremendous amount of responsibility and requires uncompromising integrity. As a Tucson Police Officer you will be protecting life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances – and this involves an element of personal danger. An officer must be able to act without direct supervision, be able to exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies, and accept work assignments of rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays.
Our most successful candidates are those who have prepared both physically and academically for this demanding type of duty.
THE TUCSON POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS SELECTED BY THE MILITARY TIMES AS A TOP AGENCY IN THEIR “BEST FOR VETS” 2017 LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS REVIEW.
Military Times evaluated law enforcement agencies on factors including their efforts to recruit veterans, veteran preference points during hiring, total numbers of veterans on the department, the generosity of pay and benefits provided to deployed reservists, among other factors. The Tucson Police Department, along with only six other agencies, was recognized as a “Top Finisher” among the 20 departments profiled by Military Times. The Tucson Police Department is proud that nearly 31% of our members are veterans.
Trains at the Police Academy as a new police recruit to learn the skills and functions of the job of police officer, under the guidance of experienced police staff.
Attends the Police Academy to learn the skills and practices of a Police Officer.
Assists with performing patrol duties by traveling through designated areas, searching for suspicious, hazardous or criminal activity, conducting field interviews with suspected offenders and making arrests.
With another officer, responds to routine and emergency calls by contacting the reporting person and witnesses, and determining the nature of the call and action to be taken.
Assists with crime prevention by attending public meetings, enforcing criminal and traffic laws, and identifying gang members and criminals.
Minimum Education Level & Type: High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Minimum Experience Qualifications: No experience required
Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License
Special Job Requirements
At least two (2) years of driving experience
At least 21 years of age by academy graduation date - November 1, 2018
No felony convictions or drug abuse