Police Officer Recruit

Tucson, AZ
The University of Arizona Police Department

The University of Arizona seeks entry level applicants to attend the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Academy (SALETC) and ultimately become a UA Police Officer. UAPD is a nationally accredited Police Department. It takes a special person to become a UA Police Officer. Those interested in becoming a UA Police Officer must be intelligent, exhibit sound judgment, and be healthy both physically and emotionally.

UAPD Officers are confident and often must make quick assessments for sound decisions. We seek to reflect the rich diversity of the community in the quality women and men we employ. The men and women of UAPD possess a strong sense of community and service orientation. As an officer you can make a difference, if you possess integrity, strong communications skills, a firm reassuring manner and sound judgment under pressure. Most of all, you must also be committed to public service, professionalism, and a peaceful community. UAPD Officers must be willing to work rotating shifts/days off and work holidays.

Officers enjoy an outstanding range of benefits including health, dental, life and disability insurance; a competitive retirement package; reduced tuition rates for themselves and family members; paid vacation, sick days, and holiday; overtime eligibility and much more. Officers are afforded opportunities for advancement and specialized positions within the department.