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Police Officer (Multiple Positions)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Police Officer (Multiple Positions)
Department University Police Department (7470)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please note: 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.

Officers are afforded opportunities for advancement and specialized positions within the department.

Initial Phase:
The physical agility assessment consists of a 500 yard run, 99 yard obstacle course, 165 lb body drag (32 feet), climb over a 6 foot chain link fence, and a climb over a 6 foot solid wall.

AGILITY TEST SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 17, 2018 AT 0800. 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 CLARIFICATION FORM (s) -used to complete UAPD background packet: UAPD Clarification Form


LIABILITY RELEASE AND STATEMENT OF HEALTH STATUS (required for physical testing): Liability Release and Statement of Health Status Form


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!

The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of America’s Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2016 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by World@Work! For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • 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.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • 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.

Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications
  • Certification from Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZ POST*); OR, equivalent out-of-state certification (must obtain AZ POST certification within six months from hire date).
  • Possession of a current Arizona Type D driver’s license upon employment.
Preferred Qualifications
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Public Safety, Protection and Enforcement
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $22.596 - $23.379 Per Hour
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24516
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Carmen Elias

Open Date 02/14/2018
Review Start Date 02/19/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Diversity Statement

At 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. 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 encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a certification from Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZ POST); OR, equivalent out-of-state certification with the ability to obtain AZ POST certification within six months from hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Will you have possession of a current Arizona Type D driver's license upon employment?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents