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Community Service Officer: APPLY NOW
The Community Service Officer position at the City of Tucson’s Police Department responds to and investigates non-emergency crimes, accidents, and dispatched calls. Provides front-facing customer service to members of the public at police facilities. Engages in field duties that do not involve enforcement of state laws, investigation of violent crimes, or responding to emergencies.

Experienced Instruction Specialist: 

Performs a variety of police-related tasks in support of law enforcement activities in an educational role. Develops police training programs, and instructs police personnel and instructors regarding equipment, procedures, and tactics. 

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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