Police Officer - Entry Level or Lateral Transfer

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Sierra Vista Police Department - Sierra Vista, Arizona

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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

Benefits

· 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

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