Police & Fire
Police Officer Trainee
8401 E. Indian School Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Salary: $46,342.40 -
Application Deadline: NA
All qualified applications submitted to Human Resources will be invited to test.
For testing dates refer to our website at:
For future test dates and information contact:
Recruitment Officer Greg Carlin
Candidates must be at least 20 years and 8
months of age at the time of application submission and be a United States
Must possess a valid standard Arizona State
driver's license at time of hire and have no major driving citations in the
past 39 months.
Must be able to become Arizona POST certified
and work a variety of scheduled shifts.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Must have the ability to communicate to
individuals and groups to help solve community problems.
The ability to prepare well-written reports,
citations, affidavits and warrants is required.
Strong interpersonal skills are vital.
Applicants must have the ability to deal
effectively with the public in routine and emergency situations.
Must have the ability to exercise sound,
independent judgment, problem solve, and act decisively in emergencies
involving an element of personal danger.
Must have the ability to project a command
presence and assume a leadership role in handling various incidents.
Regular and consistent attendance and
punctuality are essential.
law enforcement patrol activities, while observing and monitoring the public
to determine compliance/noncompliance with laws and safety standards.
emergency situations, must be able to rapidly identify, analyze, and
decisively act, regardless of imminent danger to yourself or others.
Coordinates visual and muscular dexterity to safely operate a motor vehicle in
an emergency and non-emergency situations: varying weather and times of day;
reads maps, talking on the radio, operating a MDT and/or computer terminal.
Effectively interpret body language.
able to read, write and comprehend the English language. Communicates
effectively through various media including but not limited to: in person, by
radio, phone, a MDT and/or computer, written reports.
communication must be detailed and accurate, using proper sentence structure,
grammar, and punctuation for the English language. Communicates effectively in
various environments including, but not limited to: courtroom testimony,
interviewing and interrogations, mediation of disputes, public presentations.
perform law enforcement functions in confined spaces; a variety of outdoor
temperatures from extreme heat to cold; and varying light conditions.
offenders by patrol vehicle and on foot over various types of terrain to stop
or apprehend offenders; subdue resisting offenders using only necessary force
to resolve the situation, including deadly force; physically move persons,
vehicles, and other items of various sizes, shapes, and weight; issues
citations and makes arrests; search persons, places and things; seize and
impound property and evidence; apprehend and transport arrested persons,
transport various types of property/evidence; perform crowd and riot control
Accurately conduct and record law enforcement investigations including:
protecting crime and traffic accident scenes; observing, gathering, recording,
processing and preserving evidence; work in situations involving body fluids,
hazardous materials, firearms, and various types of evidence; measuring and
diagramming crime and traffic accident scenes; completing necessary
calculations pertaining to various types of investigations, preparing detailed
written reports of investigative findings.
maintain, and demonstrate proficiency with a variety of law enforcement tools
including, but not limited to: lethal, less-lethal, and non-lethal weapons;
handcuffs; various communication devices; vehicle emergency operation
public assistance activities including: responding to citizen requests for
assistance; responding to fires, accidents and crime scenes; administering
first aid to sick and injured citizens for a wide variety of illnesses and
injuries; assisting distressed motorists and crime scene individuals.
Applicants meeting the minimum requirements may
be invited to a written and physical agility test. Top qualifying candidates
may be selected to participate in a panel interview with final candidates
subject to an extensive background check, polygraph examination, psychological
evaluation and pre-employment physical. Employment is contingent upon
successful completion of a pre-employment alcohol/drug test, psychological
evaluation and pre-employment physical. Human Resources reserves the right to
change this process.
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