Qualifications

The University of Arizona Police Department seeks entry level applicants to attend the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy.  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 physical agility assessment includes:

  • 500 yard run
  • 99 yard obstacle course
  • 165lb body drag (32 feet)
  • Climbing over a 6 foot chain link fence
  • 6 foot solid wall is no longer required by us, but will need to be completed at the academy.

Following successful completion of the physical assessment applicants will need to pass a written exam.  Other requirements include:

  • Polygraph
  • Medical examination
  • Psychological examination
  • Drug testing
  • In-depth background check

Applicants must meet the Arizona Peace Officer Standards & Training mandates.  Rules R12-4-105, 106, 107, and 109.  AZPOST minimum standards:

  • US citizenship
  • Age 21 at completion of academy
  • No felony convictions
  • No dishonorable discharge
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid & Unrestricted Arizona driver's license at the time of employment

For more information visit the AZPOST website.