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Police Officer - Lateral

Goodyear, Arizona



City of Goodyear

190 N. Litchfield Road

Goodyear, AZ 85338

Phone: 623-882-7766

Fax: 623-882-7756






Starting Salary: $49,930 - $51,178

Population: 73,000

Sworn Officers: 97

Application Deadline: NA




City of Goodyear Police Officers patrol the City of Goodyear to enforce Arizona state laws and City ordinances. They respond to emergency situations, educate the public regarding safety and security, and perform administrative duties as required. They must possess high ethical standards, actively participate in teamwork, and demonstrate knowledge of safety principals and an awareness of safety requirements at all times.



All applicants must:

  • Be 21 years of age

  • Have a valid Driver's License

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Be a US citizen

  • Be able to pass required tests outlined below and a thorough background examination which includes a polygraph, psychological examination, medical examination and drug screening

Ideal candidates will currently possess AZ POST Certification or be eligible for the waiver exam, have passed a FTO Program, and successfully completed probationary period at a law enforcement agency. These candidates will also possess some computer knowledge and good communication skills.






The Goodyear Police Department requires out-of-state certified lateral officers to have served honorably as a peace officer for a minimum of two of the past three years. They must have completed training that is equivalent to the Arizona basic academy course. Applicants will be evaluated by the Goodyear Police Department's Hiring/Recruitment Unit to determine if their past training and experience make them eligible to take a waiver and bypass the state police academy.


Out-of-State Laterals must also meet all the minimum qualifications for certification as an Arizona peace officer set forth by Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training board. No federal agency service or certification will be accepted. For further information on AZ POST out of state lateral requirements go to: Out-of-state laterals will be hired at a Police Recruit starting salary of $49,930 until the waiver examination is passed.


All out-of-state lateral applicants will be required to complete and pass the written test, physical agility testing, oral board interview and an extensive background investigation.


Out-of-State certified applicants will not be offered any incentives or increase in pay based on years of experience. Candidates will be hired at a Police Recruit starting salary of $49,930 until graduation from the state police academy.


Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications after each review date, qualifying applicants will be sent an E-mail to participate in the applicable testing.



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