Police Officer Recruit - Surprise, AZ

September 11, 2019


Police Officer Recruit



Applicants for this position may be eligible for Veteran's Preference Points pursuant to A.R.S. �38-492 and the Public Safety Veteran Recruitment policy.  In order to be eligible, a DD-214 with the completed Member 4 section must be submitted at the time of initial testing on November 16, 2019.   

Initial testing is scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2019. All Police Recruit applicants must attend to be considered for this recruitment. Qualified applicants will be notified of the testing time and location via email following the closing date of this application.

For detailed instructions please visit our website by clicking the following link Police Recruiting Information. You must bring the completed Surprise Police Department Physical Fitness Assessment Waiver Form found on page 10 of the Recruiting Information Packet.

The hiring salary is $26.60 per hour.

Department: Police
Reports To: Police Sergeant
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Status: Full-time; Non-Classified; Safety Sensitive
Pay Grade: PR

Assist in law enforcement and crime prevention work in a training capacity; patrol, with assigned Police Officer, a designated area for the prevention of crime and the maintenance of law and order; and assist in investigative work and other assignments, in a training capacity.



The duties listed below are intended only as general illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. Specific statements of duties not included does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Job descriptions are subject to change by the City as the needs of the City and requirements of the job change.

  • Learns operations of the Police Department firsthand through observation and participation in a wide variety of police activities; serve in a training capacity while attending the Police Academy
  • Patrols City in radio-equipped car with a certified Police Officer in a training capacity
  • Learns the coordination of conducting complete and detailed investigations of crimes involving juveniles and adults, crimes against persons and property, and crimes involving vice, gambling and narcotics violations
  • Learns the procedures associated with the collection and preservations of evidence at accident scenes; learns to lift fingerprints, draw sketches and take photographs
  • Learns laws and procedures required for processing warrants; assists in retrieving and requesting information involving arrests and subpoenas
  • Preserves good relationships with the general public
  • Writes detailed reports on police-related activities as they pertain to recruit training
  • Learns the methods of securing crime scenes, administering first aid, conducting preliminary and follow up investigations, gathering evidence, obtaining witness statements, apprehending suspects, making arrests, and transporting offenders
  • Learns skills relevant to providing testimony as a witness in court in connection with arrests and investigations
  • Attends all basic training related to obtaining AZ POST Peace Officer Certification
  • Possess skills necessary to enter or retrieve data from a computer terminal, PC or other keyboard device
  • Performs the essential functions as described in the physical demands and work environment sections below
  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality
  • Performs other

Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
October 27, 2019

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.