Police Officer Recruit

Tucson, AZ
Tucson Police Department

Salary: $29.44 – $29.44/hour.

Closing Date: 2/29/2024.

Position Summary:
The City of Tucson is seeking motivated, dedicated, adaptable, compassionate individuals that have a strong desire to serve the community as a Police Officer. The Tucson Police Department is a unique and diverse agency, dedicated to providing outstanding law enforcement services. This is an exciting career opportunity for applicants who have a passion for protecting life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances.

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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • No experience required.
  • Valid and Unrestricted Class D – Driver’s License.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • At least 21 years of age by academy graduation date.
  • No felony convictions or drug abuse.