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Class Code: 1100
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
One Salary
Annual / Hourly
Annual salaries are calculations based on approved hourly rates.

Summary Statement: Participates in the training program of the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy (ALEA) and other training designated by the Department of Public Safety to learn general duty police work. Performs related duties as assigned. Upon successful completion of training and certification as a peace officer by ALEA, the incumbent is reclassified to Officer I. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Learns patrol, investigation, traffic control and safety, police methods, first aid, and community and police relations.

2. Learns federal, state, and local traffic and criminal laws.

3. Learns Department policies and procedures.

4. Learns to prepare clear, concise, and grammatically correct reports.

5. Participates in a physical fitness program to develop the physical skills necessary for the job.

6. Learns proper work habits, appearance, and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. English grammar and composition.

Skill in:

1. the operation of a vehicle.

Ability to:

1. analyze situations or information and adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action.

2. maintain composure and work effectively under highly stressful conditions.

3. read and understand complex written information.

4. observe and recollect details.

5. understand and follow oral directions.

6. work independently.

7. establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

8. work any hours including weekends, holidays, rotating shifts, call-outs and overtime.

9. perform work for extended periods of time in environments of extreme heat or cold, or wet conditions.

10. use specialized protective equipment or clothing.

11. perform the physical requirements of the work (e.g., run and/or jump over rough terrain and obstacles; physically take custody of persons; subdue and apprehend combative suspects; safely search persons and places; push or pull heavy objects and apply force with upper and lower body; reach, bend, stoop, kneel, twist and turn, etc.)

12. perform basic mathematic and statistical calculations.

13. communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

14. operate a computer to input and retrieve information.


Department of Public Safety sworn personnel are stationed throughout Arizona with some individuals living in Utah, California, Nevada and Colorado. Officers may be assigned to any of these positions.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be a U.S. citizen and a high school graduate or have a GED. Must be at least 21 years of age at the completion of ALEA training. By the starting date, must be a resident of the state of Arizona and possess a valid Arizona driver license.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Current as of: 7/24/2014 5:19:49 AM