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Police Lieutenant

Prescott, Arizona



City of Prescott

P.O. Box 2059

Prescott, AZ 86302

Phone: 928-777-1315; 800-748-6205   

Fax: 928-777-1213

TDD: 928-777-1100




Salary: $73,778 - $89,762

Population: 38,244

Sworn Officers: 65

Application Deadline: 4/21/06






Everybodyís Hometown!


Located in the mountains of north central Arizona the City borders the Prescott National Forest to the south and west. Prescott and the nearby towns of Chino Valley and Prescott Valley form what is known locally as the Tri-City area.


City of Prescott Facts

  • 96 miles NW of Phoenix
  • Yavapai County seat
  • Avg. Elevation 5,400
  • Population as of July 2003: 38,244
  • Encompasses 38.4 square miles (as of July 2001)
  • Half-way between the Flagstaff and Phoenix Metro Areas



$73,778 - $89,762 annually + benefits




  • Minimum eight (8) years total law enforcement (fully certified/sworn law enforcement status), most recent to include four (4) as fully certified/sworn Sergeant or higher rank with State certified law enforcement agency

  • Must possess AzPOST certification as Law Enforcement Officer or obtain within 120 days of hire

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of modern police including traffic control, patrol, crime investigation and prevention, police tactics, supervisory techniques, criminal record retention and destruction; budget prep and monitoring

  • Skill in interpreting laws, rules, regís and policies; utilizing police equipment, vehicles, communication, surveillance and safety equipment, PCís and weaponry; negotiations and using public relations techniques

  • Skill in interacting with Chief of Police/City Manager/City Council; department heads, public safety agencies from other communities, jurisdictions, State and Federal entities, and citizens

  • Must possess valid motor vehicle operatorís license with good driving record

  • Must reside within 30 driving minutes of Prescott

  • Preferred candidates must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening, psychological evaluation, polygraph interview, background investigation and oral interview


Duties include:

  • Planning, delivery, and evaluation of departmental services and activities

  • Preparing statistical reports and making change recommendations

  • Plans, assigns work and evaluates personnel performance

  • Promotes positive community relations, attends public meetings, service and civic club functions

  • Speaks/educates the community on public safety, law enforcement and community service issues

  • FLSA exempt (not eligible for over time)


City of Prescott Application Packet, Resume, Prescott Police Department Background Questionnaire, AZ POST Statement of Personal History, and last three years performance evaluations must be received by 5:00 P.M. April 21st, 2006.


The background questionnaire, AZ POST statement of personal history, past performance evaluations, the signed release form along with a copy of departmental personnel file (including copies of all discipline and any/all internal investigations of misconduct against yourself), must be enclosed in a sealed envelope separate from the application and resume.



Direct questions to:


Lt. Greg Nordyke





Full job posting and application may be obtained at:


City of Prescott

201 S. Cortez Street

Prescott AZ 86303












Fax: 928-777-1213

TDD: 928-777-1100






Para opportunidades de emploeo con la Ciudad de Prescott, favor de llamar 928-777-1279.





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