Recruit Police Officers

Prescott, AZ
Prescott Police Department
Salary: $47,570-$66,602

The City of Prescott Police Department delivers quality Community Based Policing in active partnership with the citizens we serve. We are seeking career and community oriented individuals who desire to be a professional, positive influence in their community. We serve a family-friendly community of approximately 40,000 residents, located adjacent to Prescott National Forest. Our beautiful town square is in the heart of historic downtown and is the site of year-round community activities.

Closing: October 17th, 2018

$47,570 – $66,602 : Police Officer Recruits start at $43,243 until completion of the academy

 

Responsibilities:

Performs a variety of law enforcement activities including patrolling streets and other public places on assigned shift in a marked, radio-equipped vehicle, on foot or on a bicycle; emphasizes community policing, meeting and talking with the public; discovers and prevents the commission of crimes; enforces State and municipal laws and ordinances; responds to calls for assistance. Offers information and directions to the public; employs discretion in solving problems, intervenes in disputes, apprehends suspects, makes arrests, issues citations, identifies witnesses, conducts preliminary investigations, and re-establishes law and order at the scene; interviews and/or counsels involved parties; prepares documentation of activities performed and information gathered; follows-up on cases; protects and preserves crime scenes.

Collects physical evidence; photographs and/or sketches crime scenes and accidents; assists with filing cases; testifies in court; interacts with other law enforcement agencies; interacts with a culturally and socially diverse population; may transport prisoners to/from jail/court; may operate motorcycle; handle high risk tactical operations or hostage situations individually or while being assigned to the special weapons and tactics as a team member or crisis negotiator, work with a specialty trained dog as a canine unit officer, work in the Investigations Section to perform detailed follow-up investigations and prepare cases for prosecuting as a detective. This list of duties is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by positions in this class.

Qualifications:

MUST meet all Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board conditions for certification which include: at least 21 years of age before end of certification training; high school graduate or equivalent; United States citizen; possess a valid Arizona motor vehicle operator's license with a good driving record.