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Police Officer / Trainee - Lake Havasu City, AZ (ID: 292238)

Title Police Officer / Trainee
Type Police Officer
Date Posted December 21, 2017
City / Organization Lake Havasu City, AZ


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invites applications for the position of:

Police Officer/Trainee Police Operations

See Position Description
Classified (Full-Time with benefits) Non-Exempt
01/26/18 05:00 PM

Police Officer/Trainee Rate: $20.60/Hourly
Police Officer Rate following graduation from Police Academy: $22.66/Hourly

Special Note: Requires non-standard or rotating shift work to include days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Incumbent works outdoors and is subject to extreme temperatures. Must be 21 years of age upon graduation from police academy, a United States Citizen and Arizona State Certified as a Police Officer, or the ability to obtain certification.

In order to be considered for employment with Lake Havasu City, applicants must submit an online application at and attach a completed Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) Packet. To download the AZPOST Packet, click here: AZPOST Packet


Additional testing will be conducted for this position. Qualified applicants will receive separate testing notification via email and must be available on the date/time scheduled; no make-up tests will be given. Testing will consist of the following:

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Physical agility testing: Candidates will be required to complete a 500 yard run, obstacle course, chain link fence, solid fence, and body drag. After a 20-minute rest period, those who are successful will complete a 1.5 mile run in 15:20 minutes or less. Candidates are required to successfully finish each component in order to move forward. Candidates who successfully complete the 1.5 mile run and physical agility will be invited to participate in the Writing Assignment.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Frontline National written exam: Lake Havasu City Police Department has partnered with National Testing Network (NTN) to administer the Frontline National written exam. This component will be approximately 3 hours. You must schedule your written exam with National Testing Network directly by visiting their website at - no later than January 26, 2018. Candidates may schedule testing at any of the testing facilities; however, testing must be completed on or by February 15, 2018. Lake Havasu City must be a chosen department to view your test scores as outlined on the National Testing Network website. Testing with National Testing Network must have been completed within the last twelve (12) months. Candidates who have already successfully completed testing with National Testing Network within the last twelve months (12) months will not be required to retest.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Writing assignment: Topic to be announced at the test. This component will be approximately 45 minutes.
Friday, February 16, 2018 - Oral Board Interview: Those who successfully complete the Oral Board Interview will be given a Background Questionnaire that will be used to complete the background investigation phase of the selection process, which can take several weeks. Upon completion, candidates who are selected to move forward will be contacted at a later date to schedule a polygraph examination.

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12/19/2017 Job Bulletin

Arizona POST Certified/Out-of-State Lateral Police
In order to apply as an AZPOST certified lateral Police Officer, candidates must have successfully completed an Arizona POST approved Police Officer Academy and currently possess an active AZPOST Peace Officer Certification. Applicants currently certified by AZPOST will not be required to complete the written examination process with National Testing Network and will not be required to attend the academy. PLEASE VISIT THE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES PAGE AND APPLY UNDER THE CERTIFIED/LATERAL POLICE OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT.

Out-of-State Lateral Police Officers must have successfully completed a sworn Police Officer Academy and currently possess an active Peace Officer Certification. Out-of-State Lateral Officers are not required to complete the written examination process with National Testing Network and may be able to gain AZPOST Certification through the waiver process, and if successfully completed, will not be required to attend the academy. For more information regarding the waiver process, visit the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board website at

The City reserves the right to consider only the most highly qualified applicants. The succeeding examination processes may be required: training and experience, testing, panel interview, fingerprint identification, employment eligibility verification (EEV) requirements, personnel evaluation profile (PEP), polygraph test, background investigation and alcohol/drug screening test. Appointment subject to successful background investigation and City paid post-employment medical examination after offer of employment has been made.

Class Description:
Incumbent is responsible for enforcing federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.


Education & Experience:
High School Diploma or General Education Development (G.E.D.), preferably supplemented by coursework in criminal justice, and/or military service experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed below.

Licensing & Training:

Valid Arizona Driver's License of appropriate class.
United States Citizenship.
Ability to pass a background investigation.
National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) training, based on assignment.

Police Officer - AZ State certification as a Peace Officer
Police Officer/Trainee - Ability to obtain AZ State certification as a Peace Officer


Essential Duties:
These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employee and the City and is subject to change as needs and job requirements change.

Performs crime prevention and police service activities to include: enforcing federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; responding to all calls; enforcing vehicle, traffic, and parking regulations; patrolling assigned beat in order to ensure a high visibility police presence; detecting and preventing criminal activity; apprehending criminal offenders; transports prisoners; conducting property checks on vacant homes and closed businesses; directing traffic for special events and emergency situations; assisting lost/stranded citizens; relieving the Dispatchers; committing mental patients; providing CPR; and, conducting V.I.N. inspections. Conducts investigations and interviews with suspects, victims, and witnesses; provides counseling and offers referrals; acts as a jailer.

Collects intelligence information; takes reports; collects and preserves evidence.
Assists other law enforcement agencies and the Fire Department.
Operates and maintains motor vehicles or other work related equipment requiring a valid Arizona Driver License.
Maintains regular attendance.
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

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Knowledge of:


12/19/2017 Job Bulletin

Federal, state, local and vehicle laws and ordinances. Laws of arrest.
Police procedures.
Crime prevention techniques.

Criminal behavior.
Emergency response techniques. Health and Safety codes.
Radio communication and procedures.

Skill in:

Writing technical reports.
Handling people in all types of situations.
Responding to emergencies.
Using force to stop or prevent equal or greater force.
Administering first aid.
Gathering information and evidence.
Using equipment such as two-way radios, police vehicles and weapons.
Using office equipment such as phones, copiers, and fax machines.
Using computers and related software applications.
Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.


Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Incumbent may be subject to work space restrictions, intense noises, travel and deadly weapons.

Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of one hundred sixty-five (165) pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of fifty (50) pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of twenty (20) pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Hearing ability: sufficient to communicate effectively with others in person, by telephone and over radio equipment.

Speaking ability: sufficient to communicate effectively with others in person, by telephone and over radio equipment.

Visual ability: sufficient to operate police vehicles by both day and night; observe criminal actions/traffic violations taking place; observe unsafe road conditions; read and write reports, correspondence, instructions, etc.; and to operate equipment related to the area of assignment.

Lake Havasu City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City will make every attempt to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both applicants and employees to discuss potential accommodations with the City. Lake Havasu City is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification (EEV) Program. To obtain program information click on these links: English Version Spanish Version

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2330 McCulloch Blvd. N Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 928)453-4143
TDD 928)855-3945

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Job Post Expiration Date   January 26, 2018

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