Police Transport Officer

Bullhead City, AZ
Bullhead City Police Department

The work of this position performs specific knowledge and skills relative to the booking, detention, handling and transporting of male and female prisoners under the supervision of the on-duty shift Sergeant in the Bureau of Patrol; however, incumbents often work without direct supervision and are expected to exercise independent initiative and mature judgment in maintaining a secure and orderly holding facility and in assuring safe transportation of prisoners. An employee in this class is subject to verbal and physical abuse from prisoners and, when necessary, may be required to physically search prisoners and use sufficient legal force to restrain violent/combative prisoners. Transport Officers work on an on-call basis and may be required to work weekends and/or holidays on occasion. This position is a Part-Time position with a 29-hour work week maximum.

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.

  • Communicate verbally with prisoners, the general public, other City employees, Court officials, and other agency personnel in order to direct prisoners in compliance with fingerprinting and photographing procedures.
  • Discuss and verify charges with arresting officer.
  • Search and fingerprint prisoners; may also be required to testify in court.
  • Produce written documents including booking slips, fingerprint cards, checklists, memos, and department reports in order to transport prisoner(s).
  • Operate a motor vehicle, computer, typewriter, copier, printer, and camera in order to transport prisoner(s) in custody.
  • Enter information into the department records management system in order to prepare a prisoner for transport to the Mohave County Jail, or Court system.
  • Moves light objects short distances in order to feed, restrain, or move prisoner(s).
  • Properly restrain prisoner(s) for transport to and from the Mohave County Jail system.
  • Transfer prisoner(s) from one cell to another.
  • Operate a prisoner transport van requiring a standard Driver’s License to transport prisoner(s) to various locations.
  • Secure, inventory, and document prisoner’s personal property.
  • Observe and monitor the status and behavior of prisoner(s) in order to comply with prescribed operating and safety standards.
  • Observe, inspect, and monitor transport vehicles, including the cleanliness and orderliness of the vehicles in order to comply with prescribed operating and safety standards and to safeguard against any potential hazards.
  • Detect smoke or other toxic materials, which may affect the safety of prisoner(s).
  • Identify any contraband in the vehicles and document and/or notify appropriate personnel.
  • Use specialized, non-routine, protective equipment when exposed to hazardous agents and chemicals.
  • Assist officers in handling combative, uncooperative, and argumentative prisoner(s).



High school diploma or GED, and any combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.

NOTE: May be required to work weekends and/or holidays.


  • Valid State Driver’s License.

*Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.