Police Officer

Sworn US Law Enforcement
Town of Prescott Valley - Prescott Valley, Arizona

Jan 8, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$23.47-$32.86 hourly

Job Description

IMPORTANT NOTICE: APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WITHOUT A COMPLETED AZPOST PACKET WILL BE REJECTED AND WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY FURTHER CONSIDERATION Applications new officers are accepted year-round for any next testing period. Career-minded candidates who meet the following minimum qualifications must submit a completed Police Officer application packet to be considered for testing. Any qualifying packet will be maintained for up to six months and notified later if testing is scheduled during that time. Testing continuous in the Spring and the Fall. If you take pride in your work and believe words like dedication, commitment, honor, pride, integrity and professionalism still have meaning then we encourage you to apply with our agency. Under direct supervision, performs limited law enforcement activities. The employee who fills this position is expected to be admitted to a law enforcement academy as soon as a class becomes available. Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following duties, knowledge, skills and abilities. This list of duties is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by positions in this class. In order to be considered for employment with the Town of Prescott Valley, applicants must submit an online application and attach a completed Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) Packet. To download the AZPOST Packet, click here: AZPOSTÂ Packet "All lateral officer candidates must complete an Arizona POST POPAT test. Requirements and documents may be found at this link: www.azpost.gov"

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EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Provides public safety by patrolling the streets protecting the lives and property of the residents; upholds and enforces the law to improve the quality of life in Prescott Valley; responds to criminal and non-criminal calls; writes reports of activities throughout the duty hours; engages in directed patrol by vehicle, or on foot in problem areas; stops traffic as needed; investigates and follows up on reports of criminal activity. Assists other officers with arrests; processes detainee through booking; uses motorcycle during work schedule to investigate accidents, patrol town, and serve as field training officer; patrols town streets for traffic offenders; issues citations and warrants; issues equipment repair orders; responds to accidents to investigate cause; prepares written reports of accidents or other related police calls for service. Sets up speed details for specific enforcement areas; attends training for related field; enforces state, federal and municipal laws; answers and responds to calls for service from citizens; responds to reports initiated by citizens and officers involving emergency and non-emergency situations; responds to traffic incidents, moving violations and accidents occurring on roadways. Completes written reports on activities solves crimes through investigation; patrols within business areas to reduce crime; serves as a role model for younger generations; completes written reports to follow up on investigation; submits reports at end of work schedule; responds to civil complaints; mediates between spouses, neighbors, etc.; performs traffic control.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: high school graduate or have passed the General Education Development Exam.
  • Experience: N/A

TYPICAL QUALIFICATION: Must possess AZPOST certification as a Law Enforcement Officer. Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license. The AZPOST minimum qualifications are as follows: 1. Must be a United States Citizen and 21 years of age by certification date. 2. Must be a high school graduate or have passed the General Education Development Exam. 3. Must not have been convicted of any felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Arizona. 4. Must not have been dishonorably discharged from the US Armed Forces. 5. Shall not have been previously denied certification status as a peace officer, revoked or have their certification status under suspension. 6. The person shall not have illegally sold, produced, cultivated, or transported marijuana for sale. 7. The person shall not have illegally used marijuana for any purpose within the past three years. 8. The person shall never have illegally used marijuana other than for experimentation. 9. The person shall never have illegally used marijuana while employed or appointed as a peace officer. 10. The person shall not have illegally sold, produced, cultivated or transported for sale any dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana. 11. The person shall not have illegally used dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose within the past seven years. 12. The person shall never have illegally used dangerous drugs or narcotics other than for experimentation. 13. The person shall never have illegally used dangerous drugs or narcotics while employed or appointed as a peace officer. 14. The person shall not have a pattern of abuse of prescription medication. 15. The person shall have undergone and passed a Board-approved drug screening test, or polygraph examination, which polygraph related to the provisions of subsection. 16. The person shall not have been convicted or adjudged to have violated traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles with such frequency so as to indicate a disrespect for traffic laws and a disregard for the safety of other persons within the past three years The above list of minimum qualifications is not all-inclusive.

Contact Informaton

Anthony Durham

Town of Prescott Valley
7601 E. Skoog Blvd
Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314
phone: 928-759-3009

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