El Mirage - Police Officer

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DepartmentEl Mirage Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Deadline3/31/2018 11:59 PM Eastern
LocationEl Mirage, AZ

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Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications.

Full-time, Benefit Eligible Position

The purpose of this position is to provide community based policing in designated areas,  respond to calls for service, enforce criminal and traffic laws, investigate crimes and crime scenes, write reports, testify in court, train, and supervise as required. This position is expected to provide service and a positive interaction with the public. May be assigned to special assignments such as training coordinator, motorcycle officer, and other related assignments.

Essential Functions

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Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED equivalency, supplemented by college level coursework in criminal justice, or a related field.  Associates degree is desirable.

EXPERIENCE: POLICE LATERAL: Police officers (In and Out-of State) must have at least one (1) year of experience and currently be employed as a peace officer or have resigned in good standing from an agency within 24 months of application.  In addition, 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 experience required – see Certifications and Additional Requirements.

CERTIFICATIONS:  Must meet or exceed the physical standards established by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST). 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. Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a valid Arizona driver's license.  Appointment subject to successful completion of background investigation, polygraph, psychological, medical examination and drug test.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: POLICE OFFICER: 1) Must be a student from a law enforcement academy with graduation date anticipated to be within six months from date of application, or 2) Have graduated from an Arizona POST certified law enforcement academy within nine months from date of application.  Acceptable Academies are: Glendale Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy, Chandler-Gilbert Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy, Pima Community College Law Enforcement Academy, or Arizona Western Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy.

Supplemental Information

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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