AVONDALE, CITY OF
11465 W CIVIC CENTER DR
AVONDALE, ARIZONA 85323
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Updated: August 03, 2022
Classification: Police Officer (Entry-Level)
THIS RECRUITMENT IS OPEN TO ENTRY-LEVEL APPLICANTS ONLYThe City of Avondale is currently recruiting for Police Officers. All candidates must complete the FrontLine National exam with National Testing Network by September 9, 2022 to be considered for this position.
Candidates must complete the City of Avondale employment application found at www.avondaleaz.gov by September 9, 2022
Salary: $29.00 - $41.98 Hourly
What is the Application Process?
o You will receive an email with instructions on how to take your written exam after submitting an application.
o Important: If you have taken the NTN Police Officer Written Exam within the last twelve (12) months (since 03/17/2021) and "passed" (the minimum acceptable written exam scores are: Video 65, Reading 70, Writing 70), you must submit your written exam results to the City of Avondale Police Officer Job Opportunity on the NTN website (www.nationaltestingnetwork.com) for $12.00.
o FYI: The National Testing Network (NTN) offers an online practice written exam for $24.95.
o Submit a Background Packet
o Attend an Oral Board: For applicants who pass the written exam, the Avondale Police Department will schedule oral boards by invitation. Oral boards appointments will be scheduled via a telephone call.
o Applicants must be able to pass a physical agility test. The Avondale Police Department will schedule the physical fitness exam on a date to be determined. The Avondale Police Department uses the Police Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT). https://post.az.gov/popat
o All applicants will be required to complete a liability waiver prior to participating in the physical agility evaluation. The physical evaluation consists of the following:
o Important Physical Fitness Test Instructions: Bring your own water and wear proper clothing, such as running shoes, socks, t-shirt, shorts, etc. Avoid jewelry, glasses, and hats. Casual observers are not allowed to enter the testing area. MP3 players, iPods, or other music devices are not allowed during the physical agility test. No entry will be allowed to the physical agility test without a photo ID. The best-qualified applicants will be selected to attend the Phoenix Regional Police Academy (PRPA) or another Arizona accredited Police Academy of the Avondale Police Department's choosing as an Avondale Police Recruit. Upon successfully completing an academy, the Field Training Officer phase begins.
Contact HR with questions at: 11465 W Civic Center DriveAvondale, AZ firstname.lastname@example.org
DESCRIPTION: The City of Avondale is looking for career-oriented applicants who desire to be a Police Officer for the City of Avondale. The successful candidates must be individuals who share the values of the Avondale Police Department. They must display the highest levels of integrity and ethical standards and must be oriented wit ha high level of maturity and personal responsibility. Applicants must display cultural awareness and sensitivity. This position requires personal dedication to Community Policing Concepts and how it applies to the community.
Patrols designated areas and responds to calls for service by the public. Investigates crimes and crime scenes. Writes reports, testifies in court, trains, and supervises as required.
Responds to calls for service by contacting complainants and suspects, conducting investigations, gathering information, completing interviews, documenting facts, making arrests when necessary, and writing reports.
Patrols designated areas by operating the patrol vehicle/motorcycle, walking, observing, watching for traffic violators, and providing customer service.
Conducts crime investigations by locating physical evidence, victims, witnesses, and suspects, gathering statements, investigating the crime scene, coming to a conclusion about the crime, and making arrests when necessary.
Performs other duties as assigned by testifying in court, holding training sessions, acting as detention/booking officer, assisting other bureaus, serving warrants, and conducting some supervisory tasks.
High School diploma or equivalency. Existing knowledge of the use of force, application of criminal law, constitutional law, and current tactics used in law enforcement is preferred.
Must be 21 years of age by Police Academy (20 weeks) graduation. Valid Arizona Operator's Driver License by the time of hire. Must be a United States citizen. No previous experience is required.
Successful completion of an Arizona Police Academy and Arizona Police Officers Standards and Training (AZ POST) Certification.
Above-average physical conditioning: includes running, climbing, crawling, and possess the ability to pass and maintain an entry-level officer's physical fitness requirements.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: All offers are contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment background, which will be conducted and/or coordinated by the Avondale Police Department and includes a background investigation, polygraph, medical exam, and psychological examination, at the expense of the City of Avondale. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at 623-333-2212.
AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS: The Avondale Police Department and/or AZPOST will automatically disqualify any individual who has/is: