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Police Officer / Peace Officer - Lateral Transfer

at City of Phoenix

Posted: 8/6/2018
Job Reference #: 26871
Keywords: police

Job Description

Job ID
Public Safety
Full/Part Time


Apply for this job if you are AZPOST Certified with or without experience OR if you are a sworn peace officer outside the State of Arizona with at least one year of experience.

The mission of the Phoenix Police Department is to build and foster strong relationships with the community through our outreach and engagement, while adhering to the highest standards and traditions of the Phoenix Police Department. The Phoenix Police Department is committed to the Guiding Values of our P.R.I.D.E Statement - Protection, Responsibility, Integrity, Dedication and Employee Excellence.

Police Officers perform general duty police work in the protection of life and property through crime prevention and the enforcement of state laws and ordinances. Successful applicants will be required to complete the City of Phoenix post-academy.

To review this process in more detail, click on the link below:

Note: If you do not meet the Job Requirements for Police Officer / Peace Officer Lateral Transfer and are interested in joining the Police Department, visit Select Jobs & Volunteering>Current Job Openings. In the Search Jobs field type and search for "Police Recruit Written Exam".


Recruitment is ongoing.


$24.75 (minimum) - $34.82 (maximum) hourly / $51,480 - $72,426 annually.

Appointment can be made above the minimum depending upon qualifications.

Comprehensive benefits package, plus:

  • Police Officers who meet performance standards are eligible for annual merit step increases to a current maximum base pay of $34.82 hourly/$72,426 annually (approximately 5% each step).
  • Officers are also eligible for additional career enhancement pay based on education level and skills/assignments acquired during their career up to a maximum of $7,613 annually.
  • Bilingual incentive pay and productivity enhancement pay available for qualified officers.
  • Nightshift/weekend differential pay available
  • Compensatory time back option
  • Paid court overtime


  • Arizona applicants must have an Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) certification and be in good standing.
  • Applicants certified in another state other than Arizona, must have at least full one year of experience as a first responder (excluding academy, administrative and training assignments, or jail detention officer duties).
  • This is a 24-hour per day, 7-day per week operation. Employees are required to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Vacation and shift assignments are determined by seniority.
  • Requires walking for prolonged periods which may include walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces.
  • Requires working outside in a variety of environmental extremes such as heat, cold, rain, air pollution, and dust.
  • Positions in the Police Department must meet the polygraph and background standards that are appropriate to sworn positions. The general factors for disqualification are listed at
  • Only the highest qualified may will be posted to the eligible to hire list.


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.

YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.



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City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer; our employees demonstrate superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity.

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!