Police Officer (Recruit/Trainee)

Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Police Department

City of Scottsdale Police Officers are responsible for protecting life and property, preventing, deterring and investigating crime, enforcing laws and responding to citizen requests through the use of community policing strategies to engage and educate the community.

A Police Officer Recruit is an entry-level position prior to becoming a certified Police Officer. Participates in formal, structured training at a police academy as well as customized departmental training classes and field training program arranged by in-service trainers.

A Police Officer Lateral is someone who has current Arizona P.O.S.T. Peace Officer Certification.

A Police Officer Waiver is an applicant who meets one of the following conditions:

• Has successfully completed field training, probation, and is currently operating as fully functional peace officer in municipal policing within the United States or its Territories; OR,
• Is a former Arizona P.O.S.T. certified peace officer who has left their position more than 3 years ago.
Applicant eligibility for the waiver (or out-of-state certified police officers) program will be determined during the background process.

$27.82 – $40.44 Hourly

8/9/2020 11:59 PM Arizona


Education and Experience:
• A high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent.
• Must be at least 20 years and 6 months of age at the time of application.
• Must be a United States Citizen.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements:
• Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted Arizona driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date.
• Obtain and maintain AZPOST Certification.


• Performs law enforcement patrol activities.
• Operates a motor vehicle and observes and monitors the public to determine compliance/noncompliance with prescribed operating or safety standards and laws. Pursues and stops offenders, subdues resisting offenders using necessary force where appropriate, including deadly force.
• Issues citations and makes arrests; searches persons, places, and things; seizes and impounds property and evidence; transports arrested persons and property.
• Mediates disputes; performs crowd and riot control activities.
• Conducts law enforcement investigations.
• Protects crime and traffic accident scenes; conducts face to face and phone interviews; observes, gathers, records, processes, and preserves evidence; measures and diagrams crime and traffic accident scenes; prepares detailed written reports of investigative findings; performs data entry of various police activity into computerized records management system, seizes and processes evidence; presents testimony and evidence in court.
• Responds to citizen requests for assistance to fires, accidents, and crime scenes; administers first aid to sick and injured citizens for a wide variety of illnesses and injuries; assists distressed motorists and crime scene individuals; directs traffic; moves persons, vehicles, and other property.