El Mirage - Police Officer

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Department El Mirage Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Location El Mirage, AZ

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El Mirage Police Department, AZ Police Jobs



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New hire range is $25.02 - $28.96, depending upon qualifications.

Full-time, Benefit Eligible Position

The purpose of this position is to enforce state and local laws and ordinances, respond to calls for the protection of life and property, conduct criminal and non-criminal investigations, make arrests and to perform other assigned law enforcement and public safety duties. Duties normally consist of patrol and traffic activities in the city on an assigned shift. Officers may be delegated to assignments in specialized areas. May be assigned to special assignments such as training coordinator, motorcycle officer, and other related assignments.

Essential Functions

  • Responds to calls for service by contacting complainants and suspects, conducting investigations, gathering information, completing interviews, documenting facts, making arrests when necessary, and writing reports; is responsible for implementing community policing activities which include but are not limited to initiating and furthering "beat projects" to address public safety concerns in their assigned area
  • Patrols designated areas by operating the patrol vehicle/motorcycle, walking, observing, watching for traffic violators, and providing customer service
  • Conducts crime investigations by locating physical evidence, victims, witnesses, and suspects, gathering statements, investigating the crime scene, coming to a conclusion about the crime, and making arrests when necessary
  • Performs all duties as assigned including but not limited to by testifying in court, holding training sessions, acting as detention/booking officer, assisting other units, serving warrants, provide for traffic control, operate radar and other devices, and may be assigned to training field officers
  • Performs related duties as assigned and maintains regular attendance

Minimum Qualifications

Police Officer – Lateral: High school diploma or GED equivalency, supplemented by college
level coursework in criminal justice, or a related field. Associates degree is desirable.
Police Officer: High school diploma or GED equivalency. Must be a student in a law enforcement academy with graduation date anticipated to be within six months from date of application, or have graduated from an Arizona POST certified law enforcement academy within nine months from date of application.
Police Officer – Lateral: (In and Out-of-State): One year full-time experience as a peace officer or have resigned in good standing from an agency within 24 months of application. Out-of-State applicants must meet all AZPOST requirements for the waiver process to gain Arizona Peace Officer certification without attending a formal academy.
Police Officer: No previous experience, see Education requirements.
CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Arizona Driver's License. Appointment subject to successful completion of extensive background investigation, polygraph, psychological, medical examination and drug test.
Police Officer – Lateral: Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) certification. In-state candidates must be AZPOST certified at time of hire. In-state candidates whose certification has expired and out-of-state candidates must be AZPOST certified within six months of hire.
Police Officer: See Education requirements.


Supplemental Information

The City of El Mirage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The City reserves the right to consider only the most highly qualified applicants for the succeeding examination processes.  Application review (Training and Experience Evaluation) and Interview. Appointment subject to successful completion of an extensive background investigation, polygraph, psychological, and medical /drug test.


The City of El Mirage offers the following benefits to eligible employee groups:
  • Holidays - 11 holidays per year or according to MOU
  • Vacation - 10 days per year or according to MOU
  • Sick leave - 96 hours per year or according to MOU
  • Personal Leave – 1 day per year or according to MOU
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Employer Paid Basic Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance Programs
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Spending Program
  • Long Term Disability - ASRS
  • Wellness Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Other optional benefits
  • Uniform Allowance  - according to policy or MOU
  • Free Parking
  • Retirement Program: Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is a mandatory condition of employment for all employees who meet the eligibility and membership criteria defined in statute.  Public Safety Retirement System (PSPRS) for sworn Police and Fire employees.

These benefits are subject to change.  



Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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