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November 24, 2019
Oro Valley, Arizona
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The Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD)is accepting applications for Lateral Police Officer.Interested applicants are REQUIRED to complete an on-line application and to download and complete the background questionnaire (please click here for the background questionnaire)which must be submitted tothe Oro Valley Police Department bythe closing date of December 30, 2019.If you have any specific questions about the position or the process please contact Sergeant Michael Gracieat 520-229-4948.

Under general supervision, performs a variety of Police work in an assigned area of patrol in order to protect life and property, prevent and investigate crimes and apprehend criminals through the enforcement of Federal, state and local laws and ordinances to maintain public safety within the community.

  • Performs a variety of Police work in an assigned area of patrol in order to protect life and property, prevent and investigate crimes and apprehend criminals through the enforcement of Federal, state and local laws and ordinances.
  • Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service involving criminal activities and public complaints and concerns.
  • Arrests suspects for criminal violations.
  • Writes search warrants and serves orders of protection.
  • Prepares reports, complaints and other related documents.
  • Gathers evidence, verifies information pertinent to the investigation and assists in the resolution of a variety of criminal incidents.
  • Maintains safe and orderly flow of vehicle and pedestrian traffic and enforces traffic laws and ordinances.
  • Responds to threats, complaints, safety issues and hostile environments.
  • Administers first aid and gives assistance to injured persons.
  • Maintains proficiency in the use of hand guns, other department weapons and equipment and vehicles.
  • May provide and teach crime prevention concepts and implementation techniques.
  • Develops partnerships within the community to promote the prevention of crime and create a safe environment to enhance the quality of life and safety trends and establish public relations.
  • May coordinates and prepare special events for crime prevention and education on law enforcement.
  • May perform additional duties according to specialized area of assignment.


  • Knowledge of applicable Town, state and Federal statutes, rules, ordinances, codes, regulations, administrative orders and case law governing municipal law enforcement.
  • Knowledge of Town and Department policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of modern law enforcement trends and practices.
  • Skill in interpreting laws and regulations, making decisions, maintaining composure and working effectively under stressful conditions and emergency situations.
  • Skill in the use of firearms, assigned weapons and first aid practices.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Must be of excellent character.
  • United States citizen.
  • At least 21 years old (at time of hire).
  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Arizona driver's license (at time of hire).
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.
  • If prior military, must have been honorably discharged.
  • No unlawful use of marijuana within the last three years.
  • No unlawful use of a narcotic drug or dangerous drug within the last seven years.
  • No pattern of drug abuse.
  • No felony convictions.
  • Must be willing to work rotating shifts, weekends and holidays.
  • Completion of police academy or currently enrolled in the Pima Community College Law Enforcement Academy.
  • Must possess at the time of application a current AZPOST Certificate or equivalent out of state certification, current Pima Community College Law Enforcement Academy Certificate or verification of current enrollment in the Pima Community College Law Enforcement Academy.
  • Successfully complete background investigation and polygraph examination.
  • Work is performed in indoor and outdoor environments.

Directions for Applying

If you experience any difficulties submitting your application please call 1-855-524-5627 for customer support.

Why Apply

Oro Valley is a planned community cradled in the shadows of the magnificent Santa Catalina Mountains, with hiking trails through Catalina State Park, hiking and bicycle trails throughout the Town, world-class golf courses, horseback riding and a long-valued cultural tradition, vibrant for over a thousand years. Oro Valley has received many accolades through the years and is proud to have been named: Best Places to Live in Arizona, Best Towns for Families and Best Places in America to Live and Launch a Small Business.

Oro Valley is located in northern Pima County, just three miles north of Tucson, and a quick drive to the University of Arizona and Tucson International Airport. With average high temperatures of 83.4 degrees, average lows of 53.8 degrees, the town sits at an elevation of 2,640 feet, covers more than34 square miles and has a current population of 41,011. Oro Valley was incorporated in April, 1974. Oro Valley is also quickly developing a strong reputation as home to the emerging bioscience and biotech industries. We are a young, diverse, dynamic community with a responsive government and our schools are among the finest inArizona.

The Town of Oro Valley has a council/manager form of government. Six council members and the mayor are elected for four-year terms. The town manager is appointed by town council. The Town of Oro Valley provides high-quality services including: police, planning, zoning, construction, inspection, transit services, traffic engineering, street maintenance, storm water management, flood control, water utility, parks, recreation, aquatics, library, cultural resources, economic development, constituent services, community and media relations, budget development, debt and investment management, attorney services, magistrate court and more.
Town of Oro Valley currently has a benefits program that is currently offered to employees of the Town who work 20 or more hours per week on a regular basis. (Part-time employees working at least 20 hours per week may qualify for participation in the individual plans, dependent upon the specific terms of coverage.) Please click on the following link to get a full description of all the benefits that the Town of Oro Valley offers.

Town of Oro Valley Benefits Guide 2019/2020

Along with completing this on-line application, you will also need to download the Police Department application by clicking on the link in the job posting or downloading from the Police Department website. The application gets returned to the Police Department by the closing date. Do you understand this additional step?

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