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Police Officer, University of Arizona

‘This position has a one-year probation period.’ and under the Duties and Responsibilities “UAPD serves 24/7”. Officers must be available to work any shift assigned.

This position is for currently Certified Officers. You MUST have AZPost or other State Post certification as a Law Enforcement Officer. All others should apply under the title “Police Officer, Recruit”. Recruitment for “Recruits” varies and is incumbent upon academy start dates. If the Police Officer, Recruit position is not open, please check back at a later date.

The University Police Department seeks experienced applicants to fill the position of Police Officer. Those interested 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. Our officers must be committed to public service, professionalism and a peaceful community. This position has a one-year probation period.
Officers are afforded opportunities for advancement and specialized positions within the department.

State of Arizona Certified Officers are no longer required to submit to the POPAT test. Please fill out and submit both the UAPD and AZPOST background packets, including requested documentation and notarization, at your earliest convenience.
Non-Arizona Certified Candidates participate in a physical agility assessment consisting of: A 500 yard run, 99 yard obstacle course, 165 lb body drag (32 feet), climb over a 6 foot solid wall and climb over a 6 foot chain link fence.

AGILITY TEST SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, February 15, 2020 AT 0700. To be held at SALETC (Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Center) 10001 S. Wilmot.

Once Recruitment is initiated, the hiring process may take several months to complete. Other requirements of those continuing in process will be: polygraph, medical, psychological, drug testing, and an in-depth background check.

UAPD BACKGROUND FORM: copy and paste the following URL into browser:

UAPD CLARIFICATION FORM (s) -used to complete UAPD background packet: copy and paste the following URL into browser:

AZPOST BACKGROUND FORM: copy and paste the following URL into browser:

LIABILITY RELEASE AND STATEMENT OF HEALTH STATUS (required for physical testing): copy and paste the following URL into browser:

Out of state officers that successfully complete the Physical Agility portion of the testing phase will be required to submit the following UAPD and AzPOST background packets, along with the required documents, no later than Monday, February 24, 2020, 8:00 a.m.

APPLICANTS MUST PRINT OUT COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING UAPD and AZPOST BACKGROUND PACKETS INCLUDING ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS to ensure consideration. Failure to submit both packets and all of the requested documents will result in a designation of your application as “INCOMPLETE”.

The University of Arizona Police Department
Attn: Carmen Elias
1852 E. First Street
Tucson, AZ 85721
You may mail background packets or drop them in our UAPD Lobby Drop Box.

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

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 retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

-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.
-May assist in training new officers in the field according to established schedule and guidelines; submits written evaluation of trainee performance to supervisor.
-UAPD serves 24/7. Officers must be available to work any shift assigned.

Annual Salary - $47,000/$22.596 - $48,628/$23.378 with five or more years of experience


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