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Open Positions


Community Service Officer:
Postponed - Next Hiring Process is anticipated to Open May 20, 2024

Lateral Positions:
Next Hiring Process is anticipated to Open Monday, June 17, 2024

Police Officer Recruit:

Next Hiring Process is anticipated to Open August 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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