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Police Officer Recruit

Tucson, Arizona



Tucson Police Department

270 S. Stone Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone: 520-791-COPS 

Fax: 520-791-5604    



Salary: $45,510 - $60,985

Population: 600,000  

Sworn Officers: 948

Application Deadline: NA




The Tucson Police Department is looking for motivated and dedicated individuals willing to join our team.


Being a police officer is a job that involves a tremendous amount of responsibility and requires uncompromising integrity.


As a Tucson Police Officer you will be protecting life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances, and this involves an element of personal danger.


An officer must be able to act without direct supervision, be able to exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies, and accept work assignments of rotating shifts, weekends and holidays. Our most successful candidates are those who have prepared both physically and academically for this demanding, yet rewarding, type of duty.





It will take high ethical standards, integrity, leadership, courage, and a team effort to become a Tucson Police Officer. This career demands individuals to be mature and have a personal responsibility that is in line with TPD's values and code of ethics.



The following are minimum requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Valid driver license with good driving record

  • U.S. citizen

  • At least 21 years of age by academy graduation

  • No felony convictions or drug abuse



  • Health and dental insurance

  • 13 days of vacation and sick leave a year

  • 10 paid holidays a year

  • Pension plan

  • Clothing and equipment allowance

  • Second language pay

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Career enhancement program

  • 30 days military leave per 2-year period

  • 4 - ten hour shifts



To apply go to:




Tucson Police Department will be conducting another hiring process in June or July 2012.  Stay tuned for further information!











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