Police Officer - Entry Level or Lateral Transfer

Sierra Vista Police Department - Sierra Vista, Arizona

Request More Information

Application Deadline:

Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$48,017.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$50,057.00 annual

Job Description

Recruit starting pay is $48,017 ($23.09 hourly) which increases to $50,057 ($24.07 hourly) upon completion of Field Training and probation period.

Lateral officers can start higher up the pay scale depending on experience.

Work normally consists of:

Patrol activities within the city;

Monitoring traffic for possible civil or criminal violations;

Prevention and discovery of the commission of crimes;

Apprehension of criminals and offenders;

Making presence known throughout the community in a manner that contributes to the deterrence and solving of crime;

Answering calls and complaints involving fire, vehicle accidents, robberies, domestic violence situations, neighborhood disturbances, and other misdemeanors, felonies, and service calls;

Administering first aid and CPR;

Securing crime scenes and conducting preliminary and full-scale investigations, except on major crimes;

Gathering evidence, obtaining witnesses, and issuing citations or making arrests, if appropriate;

Interviewing witnesses, gathering information, preparing detailed reports, and preparing case files for court prosecution;

Participating fully in annual and other regular training programs in police methods and procedures;

Testifying in court proceedings;

Secondary Assignments available to patrol include: K9 handler, Drug Recognition Expert, Phlebotomist, EMT, Field Training Officer, Recruit Training Officer, UAV operator, HGN certification, Accident Re-constructionist, Special Response Team operator, Precision Rifle Team member, Crisis Negotiation Team operator, and Peer Support Team member. Secondary assignments can also include Instructors of: Physical Training, Defensive Tactics, Evasive Vehicle Operation Course, Firearms, or General Instructor.

Primary Assignments available after completion of 2 years on patrol include Traffic Officer, School Resource Officer, or Detective of Property Crimes, Major Crimes, or Community Response Team (narcotics).

Additional Information


· 12 Paid Vacation Days per year (increased accruals after 5 years of service)

· 12 Paid Sick Leave Days per year

· 11 Paid Holidays plus 1 Floating Holiday per year

· Paid Employee Health / Life / Dental Insurance

· 25 Year Retirement Eligibility

· Deferred Compensation Plans Available

· Health Club/Fitness Program

· Overtime/Compensation Leave

· Take-home Car

· $1200 Annual Uniform Allowance

· Issued Ballistic Vest and Weapons

Tuition Assistance (budget providing)

Sierra Vista Police Department proudly meets standards set forth by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: Minimum of 30 college credits for recruits or minimum of 1.5 years of service as a certified Peace Officer for laterals in lieu of credits
  • Experience: None

High school diploma or GED required;

Must be able to meet the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (AZ POST) certification requirements;

Must possess a valid Arizona driver’s license at time of employment;

College credit hours and/or degree must be from an institution accredited by one of the six regional accreditation boards or through joint service transcripts.

Must reside within a 50 mile radius of Sierra Vista city limits.

Must reside within a 15 mile radius of Sierra Vista city limits to be eligible for a take-home vehicle or on-call assignments.

Contact Informaton

Lilly Perry

Sierra Vista Police Department
911 N Coronado Dr
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635-6335
phone: 520-452-7500

Request more information

Thank you for your interest in this vacancy!

Career news from P1 in your inbox

Thanks! You've been successfully signed up for the P1 career newsletter!

Copyright © 2019 PoliceOne.com. All rights reserved.