Police Officer Trainee

  • Prescott Valley, Arizona
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $26.45 Hourly USD

Job Description

Come be a part of the Town of Prescott Valley Police Department where our mission is to protect and preserve the rights of all people through impartial, courteous, and compassionate law enforcement. It is the vision of the Prescott Valley Police Department to evolve with our dynamic community, provide the highest level of service and safety to our deserving citizens, and collaborate with our community and regional partners to identify areas of needed improvement. We will accomplish this vision by providing our members with the tools and knowledge to meet the present and future needs of Prescott Valley within the scope of police services. If you feel that you want to be a part of a team that helps protect and preserve the rights of all people we encourage you to apply!
Examples of Duties
  • Provide public safety by patrolling the streets protecting the lives and property of the residents
  • Uphold and enforce the law
  • Respond to criminal and non-criminal calls
  • Write reports of activities and conduct traffic stops as needed
  • Investigate criminal activity and assist other officers with arrests; process detainees through booking
  • Arrest law violators when applicable and investigate auto accidents

Typical Qualification
  • AZPOST certification
  • Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license & be able to pass an extensive background screening.
The salary is $26.45 for Police Officer Trainees (until graduated from the academy). The town provides a full range of benefits including no-cost to you health coverage, a generous retirement package, tuition reimbursement.
Accreditation is pending.
*The schedule is 4/10-hour days.

Open Until Filled

Apply online: prescottvalley-az.gov

Equal Opportunity Employer

Supplemental Information

The Town of Prescott Valley—The Cooler Side of Arizona
The Town of Prescott Valley is located in beautiful central Arizona, set between the scenic Mingus and Bradshaw mountain ranges in the heart of Yavapai County. Our high desert elevation of 5,100 feet affords us four seasons with mild temperatures year-round. Prescott Valley is the largest and fastest-growing municipality in the county. (est. 50,000 pop.)
Founded in 1966, Prescott Valley offers a small-town, rural atmosphere filled with rich natural beauty and modern amenities. Three national forests are nearby, and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is a short two-hour drive away. The Prescott Valley lifestyle is for someone who enjoys a relaxed pace of life, but also wants the excitement of being part of a growing, evolving community!
Known as a diverse, welcoming community, Prescott Valley boasts excellent cultural, recreational and educational activities and superior public services. The Town's downtown area is anchored by a 5,000 seat, town-owned event center that hosts concerts, sporting events, and shows.
A carefully created General Plan serves to protect the quality of life that has been the reason that many have moved to Prescott Valley. The town has an excellent K-12 school system, local access to higher education, and offers a variety of shopping and restaurant options in and around its inviting central business district.
Town Values
Incorporated in 1978, the Town operates under the council-manager form of government. We believe our greatest resource in fulfilling our mission is our employees! Our signature count-on-me SERVICE culture means together, we roll up our sleeves and get the job done quickly and effectively. We value INTEGRITY, holding ourselves to the highest standards; we are responsible, honest and transparent. RESPECT, we treat others with dignity. We genuinely welcome differences in people, cultures, ideas and experiences for a more inclusive workplace. TEAMWORK, honoring our commitments. FUN, our energizing force to create and innovate finding a new way to pioneer public services. When we have fun doing what we love our citizens love their experiences with us! With a sense of humility we give our time, attention and action in service to others.
Under the leadership of our Town Manager and Council, the Town of Prescott Valley is a proactive, visionary, and solution-oriented organization. Fiscally conservative, the Town is financially sound with little debt and healthy reserves, positioning us to move forward in continued smart and sustainable growth for years to come.

Police Officer Benefits

Major benefits for full-time sworn personnel:
  • Medical: Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ; Employeecoverage paid at 100% by Town. Family coverage optional at $439.56month.
  • Dental: Ameritas;Employee coverage paid at 100% by Town. Family coverage optional at $28.02per month.
  • Vision: Ameritas; Employee coverage paid at 100% by Town. Family coverage optional at $5.50 per month.
  • Life Insurance:Town provided supplemental life insurance at one times the employee'sbase payup to$100,000.
  • Voluntary Individual and Family Term Life Insurance: Additional term life insurance coverage available for employee, spouse and children.
  • General Leave: 120 hours the first year, increasing annually up to 200 hours for hourly employees.Thatis increased by 40hours for salaried employees.
  • Holidays: Eleven (11) paid holidays; Eight (8) hours per day for FT employees.
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA): Pre-tax pay deductions to use for eligible medical or dependent daycare costs.
  • Disability Insurance: Town provided personal illness or injury short and long term disability benefits with 50% and 60% lost wages replacement respectively.
  • Workers' Compensation: Provides 100% lost wages and related medical benefits as for on the job work related illness or injuries.
  • Retirement Plans: Town contributes 2% of employee's earnings in a Retirement Health Savings (RHS) Plan and 13% of employee's earning into a 401a defined contribution plan. Employees contribute 1% and 8% respectively. Optional 457 plan also available. The Town does not participate in AZASRS.
  • MediCare:While the Town provides the required contributions towards MediCare we do not participate in Social Security.
  • State Unemployment: State mandated coverage is provided.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Free counseling and referral services for employees and their immediate families is provided for financial planning, legal services, depression, substance abuse, family/marital and other relationship issues.
  • Fit for Life Wellness Program: The Town is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. Participation is strictly voluntary and offers $200 participation incentive.
  • Direct Deposit: Paychecks are deposited directly into the employee's bank account(s) on a bi-weekly schedule.

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Job Address

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