Police Officer Recruit (Multiple Positions)

Tucson, AZ
Oct 13, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Police Officer Recruit (Multiple Positions) Posting Numberreq2802 DepartmentUniversity Police Department Department Website Linkuapd.arizona.eduLocationMain Campus AddressTucson, AZ USA Position Highlights

The University of Arizona Police Department seeks entry level applicants. Those interested in becoming a UA Police Officer must demonstrate effective critical thinking skills, exhibit sound judgment and be healthy both physically and emotionally.

We seek to reflect the rich diversity of the community in the quality people we employ. The men and women of UAPD possess a strong sense of community and service orientation. As an officer you can make a difference. Our officers are committed to public service, professionalism & peaceful community. This position has a one-year probation period.

If you qualified for this position, but were not selected, we encourage you to reapply if this position reopens again under a new posting number.


  • Knowledge of Law Enforcement practices and procedures.
  • Skill in analytical, objective observance of situations and quick decision making.
  • Skill in managing situations firmly, courteously, tactfully and impartially.
  • Skill in recording information accurately and completely.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.

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 and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

As acost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs havebeen approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to theprograms will be notified in accordance with adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programsguidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learn moreabout the programs and whether this position is affected, please visithr.arizona.edu/FY-2020-2021-Furlough-Program.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Attends a minimum of a twenty two 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.

As an OFFICER upon graduation:

  • 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.
Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet Arizona Peace Officer Standards & Training mandates. Those qualifications can be found in Rules R13-4-105, 106, 107 and 109.

Applicants should be mindful that AZPOST establishes the minimum standards. These requirements include:

  • US citizenship,
  • age 21 @ completion of academy,
  • no felony convictions,
  • no dishonorable discharge,
  • HS diploma or GED
  • possession of an AZ drivers license at time of employment.

Applicants must pass a physical agility and written exam, oral board interview, in-depth background investigation to include polygraph, medical and psychological exams.

Preferred QualificationsFLSANon-Exempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryProtection and SafetyBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay$22.379Compensation Typehourly rate Grade6 Career Stream and LevelOC1Job FamilyPolice & Security Job FunctionProtection & Safety Type of criminal background check required:Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department) Number of Vacancies3 Target Hire Date1/10/2021 Expected End Date Contact Information for CandidatesMarlene Supco
[email protected]
(520) 621-7537 Open Date10/12/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyNo DocumentsSpecial Instructions to ApplicantTHIS PROCESS WILL HAVE A TIGHT TIMELINE AS THE SOUTHERN ARIZONA LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER (SALETC) ACADEMY WILL BEGIN ON JANUARY 25, 2021. DETAILS OF THE TESTING PROCESS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO APPLICANTS ONCE DETAILS ARE FINALIZED. IT IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT BOTH THE UAPD and AzPOST background packets, along with the required documents ASAP, but no later than OCTOBER 29, 2020 BACKGROUND INSTRUCTIONS:APPLICANTS MUST PRINT OUT, COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING UAPD and AZPOST BACKGROUND PACKETS, INCLUDING ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND NOTARIZATION to ensure consideration. Failure to submit both packets and all of the requested documents will result in a designation of your application as “INCOMPLETE”.

Other requirements of those continuing in process will be: polygraph, medical, psychological, drug testing and an in-depth background check.To access UAPD Background Packet copy and paste the following URL into browser: https://uapd.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/uapd_background_2018_final.pdf

To access UAPD Clarification Form(s)-(use if needed to complete background packet). Copy and paste the following URL into browser: https://uapd.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/uapd_background_clarification_form.pdf

To access AZPOST packet copy and paste the following URL into browser: https://uapd.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/azpost_background_packet.pdf

You may mail Background Packet to the address below or drop it off in UAPD Lobby Drop Box (24/7)

1852 E. 1ST STREET
TUCSON, AZ 85721

Diversity StatementAt the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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