Police Officer Recruit - Mesa, AZ
Position TitlePolice Officer
Police Officer RecruitRequirements/Overview
Education and Experience:
Requires graduation from high school or GED.
[*]Completion of college-level courses in Criminal Justice is desirable.
[*]At least 21 years of age by graduation from Police Academy.
[*]As outlined by AZ P.O.S.T., vision is acceptable if it is 20/20 uncorrected or 20/20 or better corrected by glasses. If vision is uncorrected at 20/80 or better, and can be corrected to 20/20 by use of glasses or hard contacts, it is acceptable. If vision is uncorrected at 20/200, it must be corrected to 20/20 with soft contacts. An eye examination by an optometrist of the City's choice will be required prior to appointment. Radial keratotomy may be accepted once visual acuity is stabilized.
[*]Must possess an Arizona Class "D" Driver's License by hire date.
[*]Applicants must be United States Citizens.
[*](English/Spanish) are highly desirable. Qualified Applicants:
Will not have any felony convictions or a dishonorable discharge from military service.
Applicants must meet AZ P.O.S.T. drug standards at the time of testing.
Applicants must have no felony conviction or be under indictment for any felony in any state or jurisdiction.
Due to the nature of the position, driving is required to perform the duties of a Police Officer. Factors which could prohibit a candidate from moving forward in the testing process include: loss of license due to driving violation points or two chargeable accidents within the previous 36 months, or a DUI conviction within the previous 36 months.
[*]Police Officers are required to work irregular hours, shifts, weekends, holidays, and evenings. Please contact Detective Anderson at:
(480) 644-4869 (phone)
HOW TO APPLY: Bring a completed application and return the study guide to the test site. CITY OF MESA MISSION: We are dedicated to providing superior services to our customers in order to improve the quality of life for Mesa residents, businesses and visitors. POSITION DESCRIPTION A Police Officer - Recruit attends the Mesa Police Department Academy, which is certified by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZ P.O.S.T.) to learn and perform the responsibilities of an entry-level Arizona peace officer. The responsibilities include interacting with a culturally and socially diverse population, employing discretion in solving problems, maintaining public order, preventing crime, enforcing laws and ordinances, conducting investigations, making arrests, issuing summonses/citations and warnings, writing police reports, and assisting the public. A Police Officer's duties may involve an element of personal danger. The work requires occasional physical exertion under adverse circumstances. Upon successful completion of training, a Police Officer - Recruit is promoted to the position of Police Officer. Both classifications are FLSA nonexempt.
$ 41,537 - $58,926
Open Until Filled
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