PAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

COURAGE • COMPASSION • INTEGRITY

Police Officer

Officers identify criminal offenders and criminal activity and where appropriate, apprehend offenders and participate in subsequent proceedings. Identify and reduce the opportunities for the commission of crime through preventative patrol and other measures (including but not limited to community crime prevention and community policing) and facilitate the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Aid individuals who are in danger of physical harm, create and maintain a feeling of security in the community.

Considerable daily supervision until daily tasks are learned, then moderate supervision is available at all times on the basis of results achieved. Supervision is usually from a sergeant or supervisor unless on FTO.

This position is FLSA non-exempt.

DAYS/HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Scheduled to work rotating shifts including days, swings, midnights, weekends, holidays and any special shift required. May be required to change days off for special events or court appearances.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Enforce Arizona Revised Statutes and City Code.

  • Communicate to supervisors and to fellow officers all information obtained which is pertinent to any case or investigation.
  • Record activity during tour of duty in the manner prescribed by supervisor.
  • Complete detailed reports and investigation reports on all crimes, vehicle accidents, and other incidents requiring crime reports.
  • Maintain weapons, vehicle and equipment in a functional, presentable condition.
  • Assists citizens requesting service, assistance, or information and courteously explain any instance where jurisdiction is not with the Page Police Department and suggest other procedures to be followed.
  • Inform supervisors as soon as possible regarding the development of conditions tending to cause crime, and take preventative action to correct the conditions.
  • Conduct a thorough investigation of all offenses and incidents within area of assignment and scope of activity.
  • Collect evidence and record data which will aid in identification, apprehension, and prosecution of offenders and the recovery of property.
  • Do building security checks, including but not limited to, schools, parks, and playgrounds.Preserve peace at public gatherings, neighborhood disputes, and family quarrels.
  • Serve or deliver warrants, summons, subpoenas, and other official papers promptly and accurately; when so directed by a supervising officer.
  • Operate the radio in compliance with FCC regulations.
  • Patrol every part of assigned area giving particular attention to and frequently rechecking locations where the crime hazard is great.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES

  • Responsible for the securing, receipting and proper transporting of all evidence and property coming into custody.
  • Assist Fire Department in locating fires and medical emergencies.
  • Report street light and traffic control signals that are out of order.
  • Report street hazards and any conditions that endangers public safety.
  • Confer with court prosecutors and testify in court.
  • Take measures to direct the flow of traffic in assigned areas during periods of congestion.Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

United States citizen

High school diploma or GED

No felony convictions

No dishonorable discharge from military

No illegal drug usage exceeding limits per AZPOST.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age (prior to graduating academy)

  • Must have a valid Arizona driver's license

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Investigations and evidence gathering tools, including but not limited to, cameras and photographic equipment, measuring devices and drawing equipment. Basic knowledge of regular hand tools. Computer, word processing and database software programs, copiers, adding machines and police radio. Passenger vehicles, pickup trucks and four wheel drive vehicles under normal and emergency driving conditions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

Required to meet POST and police department physical fitness standards, including but not limited to, the ability to lift 170 pounds, climb and run. As required by POST, must be able to see 20/20 corrected and be able to pass a hearing test.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work varies from office environment with reports, interviews and meeting to all extremes of weather and terrain expected in routine police work. May be exposed to extremely hazardous conditions involving armed and dangerous subject, medical problems, fires, accidents and other similar situation. Will be required to travel for meeting, training, court appearances and other related situations.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

SALARY

Starting salary for police officer recruits is $44,449.60.  Lateral officers are offered a competitive starting salary based on prior years of service and experience.

HIRING PROCESS

All applicants will go through the same hiring process.  See our Career Opportunities page for detailed information about employment with Page Police Department, or click on one of the links below to quickly access testing and application information:

ARIZONA POST CERTIFIED OFFICER APPLICANTS

In order to apply as an AZPOST certified lateral officer you must be currently employed as an Arizona State certified police officer or have resigned from an Arizona police agency while in good standing. You must have at least one year of patrol work experience from date of completing field training, to be given consideration as a lateral officer. Applicants currently certified by Arizona POST will not be required to attend the academy.

OUT OF STATE LATERAL POLICE OFFICER APPLICANTS

Out-of state officers must be currently employed as a certified police officer or have resigned from a police agency while in good standing. You must have at least one year of patrol work experience from date of completing field training, to be given consideration as a lateral officer. Out of state lateral officers may be able to gain Arizona POST certification through the waiver process, and if successfully completed, will not have to attend an academy. See the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board website for waiver details.