Police Officer - Lateral

  • Kingman, Arizona
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $57,324.80 - $78,187.20 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 78187 USD Annually

Job Description

Job Summary




Are you looking for a beautiful place to work within a tight-knit community? Kingman, AZ is your place! We are currently looking for team members to join our full-service and community-supported accredited Police Department!

$27.56/HR - $37.59/HR DOQ (Hire in conjunction with experience)


The City of Kingman now has one of the highest base wages in the Tri-City area!

Learn more about our Benefits & Wellness Incentives

Step (Police Officer) Annual Hourly 1 $ 57,324.80 $ 27.56 2 $ 59,342.40 $ 28.53 3 $ 61,422.40 $ 29.53 4 $ 63,564.80 $ 30.56 5 $ 65,790.40 $ 31.63 6 $ 68,099.20 $ 32.74 7 $ 70,491.20 $ 33.89 8 $ 72,966.40 $ 35.08 9 $ 75,524.80 $ 36.31 10 $ 78,187.20 $ 37.59

The City of Kingman Police Department is currently accepting applications on a continual basis to employ individuals who are interested in laterally transferring to Kingman as a Police Officer. Do you like to train? We take pride in being able to train our own, whether it be during in-service in-house training sessions or at our regional academy. We have a robust training budget and seek specialized training for our staff.

We offer great benefits such as every other weekend off, take-home vehicles, fully paid gear and uniforms, paid training, an outstanding paid time off benefit, and specialized assignment opportunities. These are a few of the benefits that make the Kingman Police Department the choice for those wishing to continue their law enforcement career.

The City of Kingman Police Department strives for excellence and delivers efficient and effective police service. Because of this, the Kingman Police Department is one of the first agencies to have become accredited by the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program!
Lateral / Certified Officers: AZPOST-certified peace officers may, only upon the recommendation and approval of the Chief of Police, waive one or more of the following: written examination, POPAT, and/or assessment center. Police Officer applications who are certified as a peace officer in a state outside of Arizona are eligible to seek employment with the department. The out - of - state applicant may waive certain portions of the Arizona peace officer certification process as allowed by AZPOST rules and therefore may waive attendance at an Arizona basic training academy.

For specific details regarding the application, supplemental questions, testing process and dates, you are highly encouraged to monitor your email for communications.

The City of Kingman is located in Mohave County approximately 100 miles southeast of Las Vegas and 195 miles northwest of Phoenix nestled between the beautiful Cerbat and Hualapai mountain ranges along historic Route 66. In 2019, Reader’s Digest named Kingman one of the “Nicest Places in Arizona” for its thoughtful residents and spirit of generosity. In addition to its small-town look and feel, the area also offers a wide range of recreational activities that include hiking, bike and ATV trails, camping, golf, beautiful parks, historical attractions, nearby lakes and the Colorado River. With more than 400 full and part-time employees across 30 divisions, the City of Kingman provides exceptional public services to over 30,000 residents. Our focus on high-quality customer service, safety and teamwork underpins our efforts to foster an atmosphere where citizens and businesses can thrive.

For more information about the City of Kingman, please see our Open Finance Portal , Choose Kingman Economic Development page, and our Go Kingman tourism page for more information.

Minimum Qualifications/Special Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • College coursework in criminal justice and/or equivalent education and/or experience is preferred.
  • OR any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.

  • Valid Arizona State Driver's License
  • Arizona State Certification as a Police Officer
  • Ability to become and maintain TOC Level C Certified.
  • Ability to pass an extensive law enforcement background investigation, including
  • Fingerprinting, polygraph, psychological, and other related employment testing.

Essential Functions

Performs general police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Works in a 24/7 operational environment, and is subject to call in/call back to support the operational needs of the department.

This position encompasses the following levels:
Department Assignments - As further experience, training, competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities are obtained and recognized, Police Officers may be assigned and qualified to perform in the following capacities: Detective, School Resource Officer, Bomb Squad, MAGNET/GIITEM, K-9, Field Training Officer, Recruit Training Officer, Traffic/Motor Officer, Flex, Honor Guard and other specialties

SUPERVISION RECEIVED Work assignments and instructions are received in general terms from an Officer in Charge (OIC), Sergeant or higher level of authority. Incumbents are required to perform without direct supervision and to exercise independent judgment in meeting both routine and complex emergency situations. Work is reviewed through observation, discussions, activity reports, and results obtained.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED May work as shift supervisor in the absence of Sergeant. As a Field Training Officer, provides instruction, training, direction and evaluation to new employees of this class as assigned.


The work environment characteristics attached to the job description are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. See Physical Demands.

It is the policy of the City of Kingman to ensure a safe, healthful workplace for all its employees. It requires that every person in the organization assumes the responsibility of individual and organizational safety. Injury and illness losses from incidents are costly and preventable. The City of Kingman will employ an effective accident and illness prevention program and a comprehensive wellness program that involves all its employees in the effort to eliminate workplace hazards and promote employee health and wellness. All employees are expected and encouraged to participate in safety and wellness program activities including the following: reporting hazards, unsafe work practices and accidents immediately to their supervisors or a safety committee representative; wearing required personal protective equipment; and participating in and supporting safety committee activities.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the position changes.


Personal Growth Opportunities ~ Meaningful and Challenging Work ~ Public Service
Community Spirit ~ Training and Development

2023-2024 Benefit Guide (PDF)

Highlights for Police/Fire
  • May qualify for a take home vehicle.
  • Uniforms/Equipment Provided.
  • Free On-site Fitness Center.
  • Nightshift Differential Pay.
  • Overtime Opportunities.

  • Excellentmedical, dental and vision insurance.
    • Telemedicine available through BlueCare Anywhere for general medical and behavioral health.
  • Flexible spending (FSA) or health savings accounts (HSA).
    • Employer contribution to HSA equivalent to 50% of plan-year deductible. This is currently $750 for Single Coverage and $1,500 for Family Coverage.
  • Employer-paid group basic life insurance coverage for employee and dependents on medical plan.
    • Supplemental group insurance and third-party options available.
  • Virgin Pulse, our comprehensive well-being platform designed to push you towardsgood health in mind, body and spirit.
    • Participation incentives with up to $300 redeemable annually.
  • Work/Life support services through the SupportLincEmployee Assistance Program (EAP).
    • Six free counseling visits annually.

  • 12 paid holidays , including a floating birthday holiday each year.
  • 16-35 paid vacation days per year.
    • 6.15 hrs. 1-5 years; 7.69 hrs. 5-10 yrs.; 9.23 hrs. 10-15 yrs.; 10.77 hrs. 15+ yrs.
    • Shift fire personnel accrue leave at 1/3 more per pay period.
  • 3.69 sick hrs per pay period (approx. 9-12 sick days per year).
    • Shift fire personnel accrue leave at 1/3 more per pay period.
    • Part-time/seasonal employees earn 1 hours of sick time for every 30 hours worked.
Other leave types available, including:
  • 10 hours of Volunteer Time Off (VTO).
  • Up to 5 days for bereavement.
  • Jury Duty.
  • Military Training, and more.
Leave donation program.
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $4,500 annually.
  • Shift differential pay (2nd & 3rd shift).
  • Bonus Programs.
  • Skill-based, Certification & Bilingual Pay.
  • Clothing Allowance for Uniformed Personnel.

Recognition & Appreciation
  • Quarterly Performance Conversations (TrakStar).
  • Mission, Vision, Values (MVV) Excellence Awards.
  • Safety Awards.
  • Service Awards at 5, 10, 15, 20+ years of service.
  • Biannual All-Employee BBQ Lunch.
  • Annual Employee Pool Party.

  • City matching to AZ Public Safety Retirement System (PSPRS).
  • Additional retirement solutions available through optional third-party on pre-tax basis, including457-deferred compensation and Roth IRA.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

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