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.

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 the tabs below to quickly access testing and application information:

1. Complete and submit application packet to the City of Page Human Resource Department.

  • Your application will be reviewed and the most qualified applicants will be invited to the testing process.

2. Attend Testing

  • If invited to the testing process, applicants must arrive with a photo ID or they will not be eligible.
  • Applicants must obtain a passing score on each step of the testing procedure to remain eligible in the hiring process. Should an applicant fail any portion they will be removed from consideration and will need to re-apply.

Written Exam - There is no law enforcement experience required for this exam and no study guides available. If you pass the written test you will take the physical agility test the same day.

Physical AgilityTest (Officers Only) - Applicants will be required to complete the Peace Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT). POPAT is structured into a number of events that have specific scoring criteria. POPAT is based on a point score system and a minimum of 384 points is required to successfully complete the test. The total sum of all the events is considered for the final point score and the results will be converted to a pass/fail score. With the exception of the 500 yard run, each test may be administered twice, giving the applicant two opportunities to pass the test.

Events include:

  • 99 Yard Obstacle Course - run a 99 yard obstacle course consisting of several sharp turns, a number of curb height obstacles and a 34-inch high obstacle that must be vaulted
  • Body Drag - lift and drag a 165 pound dummy 32 feet
  • Chain-link Fence Climb - run five yards to a 6-foot chain link fence, climb over the fence and continue running another 25 yards
  • Solid Wall Climb - run five yards to a 6 foot solid wall, climb over the wall and continue running another 25 yards
  • 500 Yard Run - run 500
  • Oral Board - If you pass the written and physical tests, you will be for an Oral Board Interview. Oral Board interviews are normally scheduled the same day, so make sure you have an appropriate change of clothing.

3. Background Interview and Investigation

  • A thorough background investigation, as outlined by Arizona POST, shall be performed on each candidate.

4. Polygraph examination

5. Psychological exam

6. Conditional Job Offer

7. Medical examination/TB test

8. Drug screen

The hiring process may vary if determined necessary. Falsification, omission, misrepresentation or deception in any stage of the process will result in your immediate removal from consideration.

This process is very competitive and may take two to three months to complete. We only consider the most highly qualified applicants.

Note: Civilian employees are not required to complete the physical test. However, there may be additional testing requirements depending on the position.

Our goal is to ensure that each applicant is fairly treated and fully recognized for all relevant experience and training. Please assist us by carefully reading the following guidelines before filling out your application. You are encouraged to call Lt. Larry Jones at (928)645-4378 or the Human Resources Department at (928) 645-4231 if you need further assistance. The City of Page only accepts applications for open positions. Please note the closing date of the position for which you are applying. If there are positions for which you qualify, complete the City of Page Employment Application (Works best with Internet Explorer). Additionally, police department applicants must complete:

  • Arizona POST Statement of Personal History and Application for Certification and
  • Arizona POST Medical History Questionnaire

Your application is the first step toward employment with the City of Page. You should make certain that each answer is complete and easy to read. A separate application is required for each open position.

Your application introduces you to us. Therefore, you should provide detailed information about your experience and education. You may add additional pages if you wish. Do not let the application form limit you in your transmittal of information to us. You may, of course, attach a detailed resume to your application.

You should make certain that you clearly provide us with information about prior training, experience, and education in the areas indicated on the job description.

When applying for any job with the police department, either civilian or sworn, you must complete both City of Page and Arizona POST forms. If you are picking up the forms in person or requesting they be mailed to you, please make sure to state you are applying for a job with the police department in order to receive all the necessary paperwork. Applications may be obtained in four ways:

  • Online forms
    • City of Page Employment Application, may be completed online or downloaded (Works best with Internet Explorer).
    • Arizona POST Statement of Personal History and Application for Certification, download only
    • Arizona POST Medical History Questionnaire, download only
  • Visit the City of Page Human Resources page.
  • Pick up an employment application at the City Hall located at 697 Vista Avenue, Page, Arizona.
  • Request that an employment application form be sent to you via U.S. Mail by calling Human Resources at (928) 645-4231.

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.