Police Officer-Recruit

Safford, AZ
Safford Police Department

Salary: $25.00-$37.14.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, patrols the City, responds to crime and accident scenes, emergency situations; apprehends and arrests criminals and enforces the laws of the City.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols assigned area of the City, observes conditions and activities of which there may be potential or actual harm to persons or property, disruption of public order, or any other violation of the law.
  • Responds to observed or reported suspected or actual harmful or illegal conditions or activities through investigating activities or taking appropriate action to prevent, subdue or alleviate such conditions or activities.
  • Prepares descriptive reports and provides testimony about potentially suspected, or actually harmful or illegal conditions or activities and actions taken in response to such conditions or activities for use by the department or other agencies.
  • Apprehends felony and misdemeanor traffic and criminal violators, issues citations, warnings and testing and booking offenders. Transports prisoners to jail and court hearings as directed.
  • Collects and preserves evidence, assures security at crime scenes, interviews and takes detailed statements from witnesses and suspects.
  • Attends and participates in a variety of training programs. Conducts law enforcement training programs within the community.
  • Assists in the reenactment and investigation of traffic accidents.
  • Provides medical services and first aid procedures as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or equivalent GED certificate.
  • Ability to obtain Certified Arizona Peace Officer (POST) designation within six (6) months of employment.
  • Must possess State of Arizona Driver’s license, and clear criminal record.