Cadet Officer / Officer Information
Are you ready to make a difference in our communities and in your life? Are you up to the challenge?
It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Officer career section of the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) website and thank you for your interest in a career with our organization.
The DPS is a multifaceted, statewide law enforcement organization, with primary responsibilities in traffic and criminal law enforcement, criminal investigations, scientific analysis, statewide communications, training and assisting all levels of law enforcement and criminal justice agencies throughout the many communities in Arizona. These are just some of the many functions which make up the modern and innovative law enforcement organization that is the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
Please ensure you explore our entire website to learn more about the DPS before you make the decision to apply. You will learn how we serve the citizens of Arizona and embody our motto of "Courteous Vigilance".
The Arizona Department of Public Safety is seeking mature, diverse, highly dedicated, creatively thinking and motivated individuals who have a sincere interest, desire and strong aptitude for a rewarding law enforcement career. As a DPS Officer, you will have an exceptional opportunity to grow and advance in a challenging public service career.
DPS Officers are assigned and reside throughout the state where they patrol the roadways providing protection to the public through diligent enforcement of all laws and statutes. In performing these functions, some of the duties they perform are to interdict criminal activities such as human and drug smuggling and auto theft, investigate traffic collisions, direct and control traffic, arrest violators, assist stranded motorists, promote highway safety and assist other law enforcement agencies.
Officer Information Sections
- What is the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy (ALEA)? (4:54)
- What the Arizona DPS is and how we serve the citizens of Arizona (1:34)
- The Arizona Highway Patrol - What DPS Patrol Officers do to serve you (2:05)