Police Officer/Police Officer, Recruit

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The University of Arizona Police Department - Tucson, Arizona

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$45,000.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$45,000.00 annual
Top Pay:
$48,628.00 annual

Job Description

The UA Police Department seeks entry level applicants. Those interested must be intelligent, exhibit sound judgment & be healthy both physically & emotionally. We seek to reflect the rich diversity of the community in the quality people we employ. Our officers must be committed to public service, professionalism & peaceful community.

Officers are afforded opportunities for advancement and specialized positions within the department.

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!

We anticipate filling Recruit positions for the October 7, 2013, Academy. All candidates participate in a physical assessment. Recruits must also pass a written entry exam. Testing is scheduled for Saturday, July 20, 2013, 7:00 a.m., check in time is 6:30 a.m. at SALETC, 10001 S. Wilmot. PHYSICAL TESTING PRACTICE WILL BE HELD AT SALETC ON SATURDAY, July 13, 2013, AT 7:00 A.M. for anyone interested in running course BEFORE TEST DATE. Candidates can print and fill out the Liability Release and Statement of Health Status form from our website, www.uapd.arizona.edu (Employment Opportunities/Police Officer/Police Officer, Recruit/Recruitment Status). Signed waiver needed to participate in the Physical Assessment Practice and Testing. Candidates must successfully pass an Oral Board, followed by an in depth background investigation, to include passing a Polygraph, Medical (w/drug testing) and Psychological Examination. ORAL BOARD INTERVIEWS ARE TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 22, 2013. Please Note:

APPLICANTS MUST PRINT OUT, COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE BACKGROUND PACKET FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE: WWW.UAPD.ARIZONA.EDU. CLICK ON "EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES" AND SEARCH POSITION: "POLICE RECRUIT".

BACKGROUND PACKET MUST BE COMPLETED AND MUST INCLUDE REQUESTED CERTIFICATES, BE NOTORIZED AND SUBMITTED SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013, MIDNIGHT.

TO: THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA POLICE DEPARTMENT 1852 E. 1ST STREET TUCSON, AZ 85721

You may mail Background Packet or drop it off in Lobby Drop Box which is located in the lobby of The University of Arizona Police Department.

Additional Information

RECRUITS:
  • Attends 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.
POLICE OFFICER duties:
  • 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.
  • May assist in training new officers in the field according to established schedule and guidelines; submits written evaluation of trainee performance to supervisor.

Job Requirements

  • Age: must be 21 upon graduation from academy
  • Education: High School or GED
  • Experience: Requirements listed below
Must meet Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZ Post) and University standards for appointment as a peace officer:
  • Must be in possession of a current Arizona Type D driver's license upon employment.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age on or before completion of the academy.
  • Must be a high school graduate or have successfully completed G.E.D examination.
  • No felony convictions.
  • No dishonorable military discharge.
  • Ability to meet additional AZ Post requirements.
Additional Minimum Qualifications
  • Skill in analytical objective observance of situations and quick decision making.
  • Skill in recording information accurately and completely.
  • Skill in managing situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and impartially.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.

Contact Informaton

Carmen Elias

The University of Arizona Police Department
1852 E. First Street
Tucson, Arizona 85721
phone: (520) 621-7538

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