Police Recruit

Peoria, AZ
Peoria Police Department

The City of Peoria, AZ is a thriving city in the Northwest Valley that provides excellent municipal services to our community. Recently ranked as the #1 place to live in Arizona and in the top 50 happiest places to live in the country, we are committed to maintaining the level of service to our residents to sustain and enhance the lives, and culture of Peoria.

Join our growing team and become a part of the buzz that is Peoria! If you are passionate about providing excellent service through anticipating our community’s needs, creating partnerships, promoting sustainability, and embracing diversity, then #PeoriaisthePlace for you!



$22.60 Hourly




Learn operations of the Police Department first-hand through observation and participation in a wide variety of police activities; serve in a training capacity while attending the Police Academy. Patrol City in radio-equipped car with a certified Police Officer in a training capacity; assist in preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, hold-ups, death, and other criminal incidents as assigned. Under the guidance of a certified Police Officer during training, coordinate, conduct and complete detailed investigations of crimes involving juveniles and adults, crimes against persons and property, and crimes involving vice, gambling, and narcotics violations. Patrol the City with a certified Police Officer in a training capacity and respond to calls related to traffic incidents and other required emergencies; observe, monitor, and control routine and unusual traffic conditions as assigned. Assist with the collection and preservation of evidence at accident scenes; learn to lift fingerprints, draw sketches, and take photographs. Assist in serving warrants and subpoenas; learn laws and procedures required for processing warrants; assist in retrieving and requesting information involving arrests and subpoenas. Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationship with the general public. Administer first aid as necessary. Perform related duties, as assigned.

Desired Skills:

Learn police methods and procedures, including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation, and identification techniques, equipment, police records and reports, and first aid techniques. Learn criminal law and criminal procedure with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies, including rules of evidence pertaining to the search and seizure and the preservation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases. Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents, and places. Learn to use and care for firearms. Think and act quickly in emergencies and judge situations and people accurately. Learn, understand, and interpret laws and regulations. Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports. Learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system. Demonstrate physical fitness by successfully meeting the minimum requirements in the 1.5 mile run, sit-ups, push-ups, flexibility, leg press, bench press, and other job related physical fitness testing.


Candidates are required to: be at least 21 years old by the time of academy graduation, posses a high school diploma or equivalent, meet appropriate police background and polygraph standards, and successfully complete the requirements of the Police Academy.