The University of Arizona seeks entry level applicants to attend the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Academy (SALETC) and ultimately become a UA Police Officer.  UAPD is a nationally accredited Police Department. It takes a special person to become a UA Police Officer. Those interested in becoming a UA Police Officer must be intelligent, exhibit sound judgment, and be healthy both physically and emotionally.

UAPD Officers are confident and often must make quick assessments for sound decisions. We seek to reflect the rich diversity of the community in the quality women and men we employ. The men and women of UAPD possess a strong sense of community and service orientation. As an officer you can make a difference, if you possess integrity, strong communications skills, a firm reassuring manner and sound judgment under pressure. Most of all, you must also be committed to public service, professionalism, and a peaceful community. UAPD Officers must be willing to work rotating shifts/days off and work holidays. Officers enjoy an outstanding range of benefits including health, dental, life and disability insurance; a competitive retirement package; reduced tuition rates for themselves and family members; paid vacation, sick days, and holiday; overtime eligibility and much more. Officers are afforded opportunities for advancement and specialized positions within the department. 

Starting salary for Police Officer Recruit is $45,000.  After 2 years of service, salary increases to range midpoint, $48,628. 

 Applicants must meet Arizona Peace Officer Standards & Training mandates. These requirements include: US citizenship, age 21 @ completion of academy, no felony convictions, no dishonorable discharge, HS diploma or GED & possession of an AZ drivers license at time of employment.

Candidates participate in a physical agility assessment consisting of: A 500 yard run, 99 yard obstacle course, 165 lb body drag (32 feet), climb over a 6 foot chain link fence, and a climb over a 6 foot solid wall. This is followed by a written exam.  

Other requirements of those continuing in process will be:  polygraph, medical, psychological, drug testing, and an in-depth background check.

TO APPLY:  Candidates must apply online through the University of Arizona Human Resources website, www.uacareers.com.  (posting should be available on uacareers site no later than Friday, March 31, 2017) 

taking the written exam

Search Position: Police Officer Recruit  Posting #S23001

COMPLETED BACKGROUND PACKETS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 7, 2017 (midnight).  YOU MAY BRING INTO UAPD LOBBY 24/7 (BACKGROUND DROP BOX) OR MAIL TO:

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA POLICE DEPT.

1852 E. FIRST STREET

TUCSON, AZ.  85721 

ATTENTION: CARMEN ELIAS

PHYSICAL AGILITY AND WRITTEN TEST TO BE ADMINISTERED ON SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017 ONLY.  TESTING TAKES PLACE AT THE SOUTHERN ARIZONA LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY (SALETC), 10001 S. WILMOT. CANDIDATES WHO HAVE SUBMITTED ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS IN APPLICATION AND BACKROUND PACKETS (SEE BELOW)  MUST ARRIVE AND SIGN IN BETWEEN 0630-0700.  MUST BRING ID.  

 

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