$25.32 to $37.97
(eligible for overtime)
The City of
Prescott Police Department delivers quality Community Based
Policing in active partnership with the citizens we serve. We are
seeking career and community oriented individuals who desire to be
a professional, positive influence in their community. We serve a
family-friendly community of approximately 40,000 residents,
located adjacent to Prescott National Forest. Our beautiful town
square is in the heart of historic downtown and is the site of
year-round community activities.
MUST complete the following steps in order to be
(1) Complete the City of
Prescott online application by clicking here.
(2) Complete the
Police Officer Recruit packet by clicking here.
of your completed online application, you will be notified of the
test time and location.
Process: The physical and written testing
process is scheduled for 9:00 AM on May 21 and May 22, 2021. The
verbal review board and staff interview(s) are tentatively
scheduled for the week of May 24, 2021 to May 26, 2021. Candidates
considered for employment must successfully complete a physical
examination (including drug screening), psychological evaluation,
polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
Additional interview(s) may be scheduled with the Chief of Police
or their designee. The successful candidate will be expected to
complete a law enforcement academy.
Schedule: Officers work rotating schedules
which may include days, nights, weekends and/or overtime. Work
schedules are subject to change according to the needs of the
Performs a variety of law enforcement activities including
patrolling streets and other public places on assigned shift in a
marked, radio-equipped vehicle, on foot or on a
Emphasizes community policing, meeting and talking with the public;
discovers and prevents the commission of crimes; enforces State and
municipal laws and ordinances; responds to calls for
Offers information and directions to the public; employs discretion
in solving problems, intervenes in disputes, apprehends suspects,
makes arrests, issues citations, identifies witnesses, conducts
preliminary investigations, and re-establishes law and order at the
Interviews and/or counsels involved parties; prepares documentation
of activities performed and information gathered.
Follows-up on cases. Protects and preserves crime
Collects physical evidence; photographs and/or sketches crime
scenes and accidents; assists with filing cases; testifies in
court; interacts with other law enforcement agencies; interacts
with a culturally and socially diverse population.
May transport prisoners to/from jail/court; may operate motorcycle;
handle high risk tactical operations or hostage situations
individually or while being assigned to the special weapons and
tactics as a team member or crisis negotiator.
Work with a specialty trained dog as a canine unit
Work in the Investigations Section to perform detailed follow-up
investigations and prepare cases for prosecuting as a
This list of duties is illustrative only, and is not a
comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by
positions in this class.
Other duties as assigned.
MUST meet all Arizona Peace
Officer Standards and Training Board conditions for certification
which include: at least 21 years of age before
end of certification training; high school graduate or equivalent;
United States citizen; possess a valid Arizona motor vehicle
operator's license with a good driving record.
Prescott employees should seek to uphold the City's core beliefs
throughout their day-to-day business and with every customer they
come in contact with, both internal and external. Our core beliefs
are: Act with Integrity, Work as a Team, Have Personal
Commitment and Loyalty, Solve Problems, Take Pride In Excellent
Results, High Level of Productivity and Being Nice.
Knowledge, Skill and
Knowledge of departmental rules and regulations and applicable
federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
Knowledge of the principles, practices and requirements associated
with the collection, storage, and destruction of criminal
Knowledge of the principles and practices of modern law
enforcement, including the principles and practices of traffic
control, patrol, criminal investigation, and crime
Physical Demands And Working
- Perform a
multitude of tasks simultaneously or in logical and efficient
- Sit for
extended periods of time while driving a City vehicle.
agility to pursue offenders on foot; stop and subdue resisting
offenders using necessary force where appropriate, including deadly
- Access paved,
gravel, rough, or turf areas; climb elevations.
- Exposure to
dirt, dust, pollen, inclement weather, temperature extremes,
traffic hazards, body fluids, hazardous chemical, firearms, various
evidence, firearms, and unpleasant odors.
- Physically move
persons and other property up to 160 pounds for long distances with
or without assistance.
- Operate both
mobile police equipment and a variety of standard office equipment
including: computer, telephone, calculator, copy and fax machines
requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand and eye
- Use firearm and
other related police emergency equipment.
candidate will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background
screening to include:
- Motor vehicle