Police Officer - Lateral

  • Prescott Valley, Arizona
  • Aug 15, 2021
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $25.91 - $36.26 Hourly USD

Job Description



$25.91 - $36.26 Hourly

( Starting salary for Lateral Officers

is dependent upon experience

and Chief's approval )

($24.79 for Police Officer Trainees until

Graduated from the academy )

IMPORTANT NOTICE: You MUST go to my.azpost.gov to register for an account and complete your

AZPOST packet online BEFORE completing the Town of Prescott Valley application. Please make note of the Number that is assigned to you as you will need that number to proceed in the background process.

Applications new officers are accepted year-round for any next testing period. Career-minded candidates who meet the following minimum qualifications must submit a completed Police Officer application packet to be considered for testing. Any qualifying packet will be maintained for up to six months and notified later if testing is scheduled during that time. Testing continuous in the Spring and the Fall.

If you take pride in your work and believe words like dedication, commitment, honor, pride, integrity and professionalism still have meaning then we encourage you to apply with our agency. Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following duties, knowledge, skills and abilities. This list of duties is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by positions in this class.

Examples of Duties

Provides public safety by patrolling the streets protecting the lives and property of the residents; upholds and

enforces the law to improve the quality of life in Prescott Valley; responds to criminal and non-criminal calls;

writes reports of activities throughout the duty hours; engages in directed patrol by vehicle, or on foot in

problem areas; stops traffic as needed; investigates and follows up on reports of criminal activity. Assists

other officers with arrests; processes detainee through booking; uses motorcycle during work schedule to

investigate accidents, patrol town, and serve as field training officer; patrols town streets for traffic offenders;

issues citations and warrants; issues equipment repair orders; responds to accidents to investigate cause;

prepares written reports of accidents or other related police calls for service. Sets up speed details for specific

enforcement areas; attends training for related field; enforces state, federal and municipal laws; answers and

responds to calls for service from citizens; responds to reports initiated by citizens and officers involving

emergency and non-emergency situations; responds to traffic incidents, moving violations and accidents

occurring on roadways. Completes written reports on activities solves crimes through investigation; patrols

within business areas to reduce crime; serves as a role model for younger generations; completes written

reports to follow up on investigation; submits reports at end of work schedule; responds to civil complaints;

mediates between spouses, neighbors, etc.; performs traffic control.

Typical Qualification

Must possess AZPOST certification as a Law Enforcement Officer. Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license.

The AZPOST minimum qualifications are as follows:

Must be a United States Citizen and 21 years of age by certification date. Must be a high school graduate or have passed the General Education Development Exam. Must not have been convicted of any felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in


Must not have been dishonorably discharged from the US Armed Forces. Shall not have been previously denied certification status as a peace officer, revoked or have their

certification status under suspension.

The person shall not have illegally sold, produced, cultivated, or transported marijuana for sale. The person shall not have illegally used marijuana for any purpose within the past three years. The person shall never have illegally used marijuana other than for experimentation. The person shall never have illegally used marijuana while employed or appointed as a peace officer. The person shall not have illegally sold, produced, cultivated or transported for sale any dangerous drugs

or narcotics, other than marijuana.

The person shall not have illegally used dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any

purpose within the past seven years.

The person shall never have illegally used dangerous drugs or narcotics other than for experimentation. The person shall never have illegally used dangerous drugs or narcotics while employed or appointed as

a peace officer.

The person shall not have a pattern of abuse of prescription medication. The person shall have undergone and passed a Board-approved drug screening test, or polygraph

examination, which polygraph related to the provisions of subsection.

The person shall not have been convicted or adjudged to have violated traffic regulations governing the

movement of vehicles with such frequency so as to indicate a disrespect for traffic laws and a disregard

for the safety of other persons within the past three years

The above list of minimum qualifications is not all-inclusive.

Police Officer Benefits

Major benefits for full-time sworn personnel:
  • Medical: Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ; Employeecoverage paid at 100% by Town. Family coverage optional at $382.28 month.
  • Dental: Ameritas;Employee coverage paid at 100% by Town. Family coverage optional at $33.00 month.
  • Life Insurance:Town provided supplemental life insurance at one times the employee'sbase payup to$100,000.
  • Voluntary Individual and Family Term Life Insurance: Additional term life insurance coverage available for employee, spouse and children.
  • General Leave: 120 hours the first year, increasing annually up to 200 hours for hourly employees.Thatis increased by 40hours for salaried employees.
  • Holidays: Eleven (11) paid holidays; Eight (8) hours per day for FT employees.
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA): Pre-tax pay deductions to use for eligible medical or dependent daycare costs.
  • Disability Insurance: Town provided personal illness or injury short and long term disability benefits with 50% and 60% lost wages replacement respectively.
  • Workers' Compensation: Provides 100% lost wages and related medical benefits as for on the job work related illness or injuries.
  • Retirement Plans: Town contributes 2% of employee's earnings in a Retirement Health Savings (RHS) Plan and 13% of employee's earning into a 401a defined contribution plan. Employees contribute 1% and 8% respectively. Optional 457 plan also available. The Town does not participate in AZASRS.
  • MediCare:While the Town provides the required contributions towards MediCare we do not participate in Social Security.
  • State Unemployment: State mandated coverage is provided.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Free counseling and referral services for employees and their immediate families is provided for financial planning, legal services, depression, substance abuse, family/marital and other relationship issues.
  • Fit for Life Wellness Program: The Town is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. Participation is strictly voluntary and offers $200 participation incentive.
  • Direct Deposit: Paychecks are deposited directly into the employee's bank account(s) on a bi-weekly schedule.

Job Address

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