Police Officers - Lateral

  • Sedona, Arizona
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: up to $36.17/hour DOQ USD

Job Description

Come join our team! The City of Sedona is now accepting applications for Lateral Police Officers . Laterals are brought in at a wage commensurate with their years of sworn service. The City of Sedona is looking for dedicated and ambitious police officers to serve our beautiful red rock community! Sedona is a great place to be a police officer - big enough to offer a range of different assignments, but small enough for you to feel part of a supportive and close-knit team.

Please complete steps 1 and 2:

STEP 1: Complete the application by clicking here .

STEP 2: Complete an AZPOST form online. Visit https://my.azpost.gov and create an account and release it to Sedona PD. Please also provide your form number by emailing it to HumanResources@SedonaAZ.gov or submit it when you complete your electronic application. Click here for directions on how to complete your AZPOST form online.

Become part of a proud and professional force that works diligently to provide professional police services in partnership with the community. By employing its community policing/problem solving philosophy, the department strives to work with residents, businesses, and all stakeholders to maintain community viability. The department is a progressive, innovative, and community oriented policing agency committed to ensuring the City's exceptional quality of life.
Additional Incentives & Benefits:
  • Take-home vehicle program
  • Generous uniform allowance
  • Specialized assignment opportunities include: K9, SRO, Bike Patrol, Investigations, and Countywide Drug & Gang Task Forces
  • Supportive professional training and specialized certification opportunities

As evidenced by our recent 2019 Employee Satisfaction Survey, the City is a great place to work!

Employees have good working relationships with coworkers - 93% agree

Employees feel the City is a good place to work - 91% agree

Employees feel their work is meaningful and understand how their job supports the city’s mission - 93% agree


1. Patrol a designated area of the City to preserve law and order, discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and code violations; enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances
2. Respond to burglar alarms, general public service calls and complaints including domestic disturbances, civil complaints, property control, automobile accidents, robberies, and related misdemeanor and felony incidents; provide first responder medical attention as needed; assist the Fire Department with fire and EMS calls
3. Issue warnings and citations; investigate motor vehicle accidents; interview suspects, victims, and witnesses in the field; direct traffic as necessary; serve warrants and execute police raids
4. Prepare a variety of reports on arrests made, activities performed and unusual incidents observed; document reported crimes
5. Arrest and maintain custody of violators and prisoners; perform animal control duties as assigned
6. Participate in training of new Officers to ensure a good working knowledge of state laws, City codes, and department policies; oversee daily training and assist with testing and evaluation
7. Conduct public presentations on various topics including bike safety, drug abuse, home and personal security, and police equipment and procedures; conduct informational tours of the police facility
8. Conduct classes and make presentations pertaining to the prevention of drug use and abuse; provide security for school district
9. Direct traffic at fires, special events, and other emergency or congested situations
10. Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of responsibility; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner
11. Ability to work in organized team efforts and assist in problem solving work related issues for continuous improvement in work efforts
12. Testify in court when necessary

Knowledge of:
• Police methods and procedures including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification techniques
• Criminal law and criminal procedure with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies including criminal investigation
• Modern court procedures and regulations
• Street names and locations, highways, medical facilities, and a variety of other pertinent places and locations within the City
• Offensive and defensive weapons nomenclature and theory
• First aid principles, practices and techniques
• Self-defense tactics
• Interviewing and interrogation techniques
• Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment
• City and State laws and ordinances

Ability to:
• Work in organized team efforts and assist in problem solving work related issues for continuous improvement in work efforts
• Encourage and facilitate environment for building team efforts and problem solving of work related issues by employees
• Ensure necessary training and other technical support for building an environment that encourages teams and continuous improvement
• Use and properly care for firearms
• Understand, interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures
• Observe accurately and remember names, faces, incidents, numbers and places
• Prepare clear, accurate and correct written reports
• Operate a variety of equipment and vehicles including an intoxilyzer
• Analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine and take emergency action
• Identify potential crime situations or traffic hazards and take preventive action
• Learn the operation of standard equipment and facilities required in the performance of assigned tasks
• Effectively mediate civil matters
• Meet the physical requirements established by the police department
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including City staff and the general public
• Maintain mental capacity, which allows the capability of making sound decisions and demonstrating intellectual capabilities
• Maintain effective audio/visual discrimination and perception to the degree necessary for the successful performance of assigned duties
• Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities

Must possess minimum POST requirements of GED or high school diploma.

License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain:
• Valid Arizona driver's license
• Arizona POST Peace Officer Certification (POST waiver option for out of state candidates)
• Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS) Level C certification

Environmental Conditions:
Emergency peace control environment; travel from site to site; exposure to potentially hostile environments and hazardous conditions

Physical Conditions:
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may require maintaining physical condition necessary for running, walking, crouching, or crawling during emergency operations; walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time; subduing resisting individuals; moving equipment and injured or deceased persons; performing life-saving and rescue procedures; operating assigned police equipment and vehicles; general manual dexterity.
Applicants must pass an extensive background check and must submit the Arizona POST form in order to be considered.
Physical assessment to include sit-ups, push-ups, and a run as part of the selection process.

• Take-home vehicle program

• Generous uniform allowance

• Supportive professional training environment

• Opportunity to serve an outwardly supportive community

• Progressive community policing minded organization

• Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS)

• 100% City-paid health, dental and vision coverage for employee

• Substantial contributions to health, dental and vision coverage for dependents

• City provided $50,000 group term life insurance

• Short- and long-term disability

• Ninety-six hours of PTO time

• Free on-site exercise facility

• Generous vacation accrual rates

• Deferred compensation - Optional IRS 457 plans

• Wellness programs


Human Resources

928-203-5038 or 203-5189

102 Roadrunner Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336


The City of Sedona is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at the City are based on business needs; job requirements; individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status; past or present military service; or any other status protected by law or regulation.

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