NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
525 E. PINE KNOLL DRIVE BLDG. 98A
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA 86001
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Updated: February 22, 2022
Job Classification: Police Officer
February 2022 Update:
We are currently accepting applications for Police Officer! Applicants in this cohort are being considered for a July 18, 2022 academy class. In addition to completing the exam, you must apply at www.nau.edu/careers no later than 11:59 PM MST on March 7, 2022.
Missed the deadline?
The Northern Arizona University Police Department continuously recruits qualified candidates for police officer. We accept test scores on an ongoing basis and encourage you to submit your score to us, even if we do not have an active application process open.
Your passing score on the exam is valid for one year from the date of exam, and you will be notified of future job openings. Please visit https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/current-job-openings/ for the latest information regarding our job openings.
Salary Information: $51,000 to $59,039 - DOE
Contact Information: Lt. Lance Wigley
Benefit Information: NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona Public Safety Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available at http://nau.edu/human-resources
Area Information: Flagstaff, AZ - Coconino County / Grand Canyon / Outdoor Activities - Hiking, Biking, Running, Skiing/Snowboarding / Vibrant Downtown Area / University Town
Population: 30,000 Student Population in the city of 72,000
Age: 21 - By Academy Graduation
Citizenship Required: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid ARIZONA Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Correctable to 20/20
College: Recommended, but not required
Academy Certification: Must Pass AZPOST Academy Upon Hire / Unless Already Certified
Prior Experience: AZPOST Certified or Out of State Equivalent Encouraged to Apply
Hiring Process : Submission of NAU Police Officer Application, NTN Frontline National Law Enforcement Test results and NAUPD Background Questionnaire
Those applicants that meet minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a physical fitness examination and an oral board interview. The interview must be passed at 70% for consideration.
Top applicants will be invited to participate in an Administrative Interview
Those applicants passing all phases will be invited to meet with the Chief of Police for an informal interview.
Those selected will then be required to pass a rigorous background investigation that includes a polygraph, psychological, and physical examinations.
Non-certified applicants will be sent to an AZPOST approved Police Academy, followed by a department Field Training program.
Exposure to potentially hazardous, uncontrollable and life threatening situations.
Work is performed in all weather conditions.
Work may include sitting and or standing for extended periods of time.
Work requires walking, running, lifting, and climbing during efforts to catch or subdue hostile individuals.
Situations move quickly from low stress to high stress.
Job Description :
Patrols assigned areas on foot, bicycle, or motorized vehicle to control traffic, prevent or deter crime and arrest violators; issues warnings or citations to drivers when violations of motor vehicle laws are observed; enforces Federal and State laws as well as University rules.
Investigates all types of crimes and accidents; performs follow-up duties on crimes/accidents as directed by supervisors; interviews suspects and witnesses; collects evidence and facts; files appropriate reports as directed by federal, state, or local legal requirements.
Prepares detailed written reports of crime, accidents, and incidents.
Responds to emergency alarms and calls for service; makes decisions based on analysis of situation and facts.
Serve warrants, subpoenas or other court processes as necessary.
Responds to public service calls, such as delivering emergency messages, motorist assists, animal complaints, domestic disturbances.
Investigates reports of missing persons, identifies areas of potential crimes or unsafe conditions; reports conditions and takes corrective actions.
Works with University residents/community and other outside public agencies to solve residential/university concerns.
Make oral presentations to citizen groups on crime prevention/public safety issues.
Train sworn and non-sworn personnel on departmental policies, procedures, and activities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of law enforcement practices and procedures.
Skill in analytical, objective observation of situations and quick decision making.
Maintain proficiency in law enforcement equipment.
Maintain ability to perform physical requirements of the job.
Skill in managing situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and impartially.
Skill in the accurate and complete recording of information.
Ability to communicate effectively both in verbal and written formats.
Skill in keyboarding and the operation of a personal computer.