Police Officer

Aug. 18, 2021

Must be an experienced, certified law enforcement officer


The University of Arizona seeks experienced law enforcement officers for its nationally accredited Police Dept. 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 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. 

Salary with 3 years relevant experience: $55,000 and enter into UAPD Compensation Plan.

Under 3 years relevant experience: $52,100 through probationary year. After successful completion of probation including all training, officer will be increased to $55,000 and enter into UAPD Compensation Plan.


Certification from Arizona Peace Officer Standards & Training (AZPOST); OR, equivalent out-of-state certification (must obtain AZPOST certification within six months from hire date).

Possession of a current Arizona Type D driver's license upon employment. 

State of Arizona Certified Officers are no longer required to submit to the POPAT test. 

Non-Arizona Certified 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. 

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

How to Apply

Candidates MUST first apply online through the University of Arizona Human Resources website,  https://talent.arizona.edu/

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Physical Agility testing date and place will be determined at a later time.  If an agility test is performed, please print, sign, and bring the ​following Liability Release.


You may mail background packets or drop them in our UAPD Lobby Drop Box.

The University of Arizona Police Department
Attn: Marlene Supco
1852 E. First Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

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