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Open Positions


Police Officer Recruit:

Next Hiring Process is anticipated to Open in July 29, 2024


 Lateral Police Officer:

Next Hiring Process is anticipated to Open in September 2024

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Why Join TPD?

As a leader in 21st Century Policing, TPD utilizes the most current and best practices in our training, policies, and procedures to develop officers and professional staff that are prepared to handle a wide range of challenges throughout their career.  

As the largest agency in Southern Arizona, we provide special assignments or promotion opportunities that are not always found in other agencies which enables department members to continually grow personally and professionally. 

Modern policing is about: 

  • trying new things

  • constantly learning

  • evolving

  • engaging with the community to foster diverse partnerships

Our approach develops people who are ready and willing to make a difference and effect change through sincere connections with our community. 

Join us Today! 

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Application Process

Police Officer Recruit Application Process

  • Complete Online Application
  • Complete Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire
  • In-person Written Exam
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Medical Exam & Drug Screening

Salary & Benefits 

  • Starting Salary $61,235.20/ $29.44 Per Hour 

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance 

  • 12 Paid Holidays 

  • Vacation and Sick Leave 

  • Paid Overtime 

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Upcoming Events

Next Police Officer Recruit
Information Session:  TBD

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If you have questions in the meantime, please come talk to us the the Back to School Events:

7/13/24 Quincie Douglas Center (1575 E. 36th Street) this Saturday, July 13, 8 – 10 am.
•7/20/24 Ward 5 Backpack event –El Pueblo Activity Center (101 W. Irvington) Saturday, July 20, 8 – 10:00 am.
7/27/24- 29th Street Back to School Neighborhood Party and Resource Fair at Freedom Park (5000 E. 29th Street)

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