Police Officer Recruit


University of Arizona -

JOB LINK: https://uacareers.com/postings/28937

Position Summary
Note: This is a reposting with a newly edited Minimum Qualifications section and a new close date. If you previously applied for this position your application is under consideration and it is not necessary to
reapply. Additionally, the ‘Special Instructions’ have been updated with a date and time for the agility and written test.

The University of Arizona Police Department seeks entry level applicants. Those interested in becoming a UA Police Officer must demonstrate effective critical thinking skills, exhibit sound judgment and be healthy both physically and emotionally.

We seek to reflect the rich diversity of the community in the quality people 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. Our officers are committed to public service, professionalism & peaceful community.

If you qualified for this position, but were not selected, we encourage you to reapply if this position reopens again under a new posting number.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

Attends a minimum of a fifteen week training program under supervision of AZ Post instructors to acquire minimum knowledge and skills necessary to perform in Police Officer classification.
Reads and studies instructional or informational material in order to achieve elementary working knowledge.
Prepares for and takes written and physical test to prove knowledge and skill levels.
Receives field training from certified Field Training Officer (FTO), utilizing and applying knowledge from classroom work. Receives evaluations from FTO to track progress.
Obtains certification upon meeting AZ Post established, minimum standards and passing required examinations (or waiver examinations) within six (6) month period.

As an OFFICER upon graduation:
Patrols buildings and grounds checking locked doors and windows and investigates suspicious activity or people.
Receives briefing upon arrival for duty; secures information, asks questions and participates in required departmental training and discussion of information.
Patrols assigned areas on foot or by motor vehicle to control traffic, prevent or deter crime and arrest violators; issues warnings or citations to drivers when violations of motor vehicle laws are observed.
Writes and files with supervisor crime reports and daily activity reports of disturbances, accidents, crimes and tickets issued in prescribed format.
Assists motorists and University community by delivering emergency messages; helping motorists with flat tires, stalled vehicles or keys locked in car; advising University community on crime prevention techniques.
Responds to emergency alarms and dispatched calls; makes decisions based on analysis of situation and facts.
Testifies in court in response to subpoena as witness and/or reporting officer to crime.
Investigates all types of crimes and accidents; performs follow up duties on crimes/accidents as directed by supervisor; interviews suspects and witnesses; collects evidence and facts; files appropriate reports as directed by federal, state or local legal requirements.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must meet Arizona Peace Officer Standards & Training mandates. Those qualifications can be found in Rules R13-4-105, 106, 107 and 109.
Applicants should be mindful that AZPOST establishes the minimum standards. These requirements include: US citizenship, age 21 @ completion of academy, no felony convictions, no dishonorable discharge, HS diploma or GED & possession of an AZ drivers license at time of employment.

Applicants must pass a physical agility and written exam, oral board interview, in-depth background investigation to include polygraph, medical and psychological exams.

Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or GED; AND,
Must meet Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZ Post)* and University standards for appointment as a peace officer.
Possession of a current Arizona Type D driver’s license upon employment.
United States citizenship required. AZ Post certification requires a person to have reached age twenty-one (21) by the completion of the academy. No felony convictions. No dishonorable military discharge.
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of Law Enforcement practices and procedures.
Skill in analytical, objective observance of situations and quick decision making.
Skill in managing situations firmly, courteously, tactfully and impartially.
Skill in recording information accurately and completely.
Ability to effectively communicate.
Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Job Category Public Safety, Protection and Enforcement Benefits Eligible Yes – Full Benefits FLSA Non-Exempt Posted Rate of Pay $22.59 Per Hour

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