What it Takes

Being a police officer is a job that involves a tremendous amount of responsibility and requires uncompromising integrity.

As a Tucson Police Officer you will be protecting life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances - and this involves an element of personal danger.

An officer must be able to act without direct supervision, be able to exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies, and accept work assignments of rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays. 

Our most successful candidates are those who have prepared both physically and academically for this demanding type of duty. 

  • High School Diploma/G.E.D./Equivalent
  • U.S. Citizen
  • At least 21 Years of Age at Graduation
  • No felony convictions
  • Valid & Unrestricted Driver’s License
  • Good Physical Condition
  • Excellent Character

See the AZ POST website for complete list of qualifications standards and rules at Arizona Peace officer Standards and Training Boards 

Our Values

The Tucson Police Department is looking for Motivated, Dedicated and Qualified individuals willing to join our team. Being a police officer is a career that comes with a tremendous amount of responsibility and therefore we are looking for individuals who share in our department values.

  • Excellence
  • Fairness
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Service Orientation
  • Teamwork