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Police Officer Recruit, City of Surprise, AZ
By the City of Surprise, Human Resources
Feb 9, 2016 - 6:22:14 PM


The hiring salary is $24.00 per hour.
Job Title:
Reports To:
Police Sergeant
FLSA Status:
Job Status:
Full-time; Non-Classified
Pay Grade:


Assist in law enforcement and crime prevention work in a training capacity; patrol, with assigned Police Officer, a designated area for the prevention of crime and the maintenance of law and order; and assist in investigative work and other assignments, in a training capacity.


This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

  • Learns operations of the Police Department firsthand through observation and participation in a wide variety of police activities; serve in a training capacity while attending the Police Academy
  • Patrols City in radio-equipped car with a certified Police Officer in a training capacity
  • Learns the coordination of conducting complete and detailed investigations of crimes involving juveniles and adults, crimes against persons and property, and crimes involving vice, gambling and narcotics violations
  • Learns the procedures associated with the collection and preservations of evidence at accident scenes; learns to lift fingerprints, draw sketches and take photographs
  • Learns laws and procedures required for processing warrants; assists in retrieving and requesting information involving arrests and subpoenas
  • Preserves good relationships with the general public
  • Writes detailed reports on police-related activities as they pertain to recruit training
  • Learns the methods of securing crime scenes, administering first aid, conducting preliminary and follow up investigations, gathering evidence, obtaining witness statements, apprehending suspects, making arrests, and transporting offenders
  • Learns skills relevant to providing testimony as a witness in court in connection with arrests and investigations
  • Attends all basic training related to obtaining AZ POST Peace Officer Certification
  • Possess skills necessary to enter or retrieve data from a computer terminal, PC or other keyboard device
  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:

  • The geography of the City and building addresses

Skill in:

  • Using computers and related software applications
  • Using modern office equipment

Ability to:

  • Learn police methods and procedures, including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification techniques, equipment, police records and reports, and first aid techniques
  • Learn criminal law and criminal procedures with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies, including rules of evidence pertaining to the search and seizure and the preservation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases
  • Accurately remember faces, numbers, incidents and places
  • Think and act quickly in emergencies and to judge situations and people accurately
  • Learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system
  • Communicate in the English language by phone, police radio system, or in person in a group or one-to-one setting
  • Exercise judgment and make decisions as to appropriate action under pressure in accordance with rules, regulations and policies
  • Work cooperatively, courteously, but firmly with all segments of the public
  • Learn to use and properly care for firearms and related police emergency equipment
  • Recognize and control sources of personal stress in order to perform class requirements
  • Apply first aid principles and practices
  • Observe and monitor people's behavior or objects to determine compliance with laws, codes, and regulations, and recall details accurately
  • Produce written documents in the English language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation and grammar
  • Comprehend and make references from material written in the English language and learn job-related material through observation, structured lecture, and oral instruction in an on-the-job training or classroom setting
  • Work effectively under stress
  • Maintain moral standards and integrity
  • Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others


High school graduate or have successfully completed a General Educational Development (G.E.D.) examination.

Must complete 20 week basic training at the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy.

Must be 21 years of age prior to graduation from a basic training academy.

Must be a U.S. citizen.

No job related experience is required.


Must have at the time of hire and be able to maintain a valid Arizona driver license.


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.

Very Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to maintain a level of physical fitness to meet department standards. Demonstrate physical fitness by successfully meeting the minimum academy requirements which may include the obstacle course, 1.5 mile run, sit-ups, push-ups, flexibility, leg press, bench press and other job related physical fitness testing; Correct visual acuity to 20/20.


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.

The work will occur in an office and field environment. While performing the duties and responsibilities the employee maybe exposed to loud noise, noxious odors, unsanitary conditions, chemicals, electricity, moving mechanical parts, varying weather conditions, and other related conditions and situations. Position is subject to atmospheric conditions: Fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases or poor ventilation.


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