We are continuously recruiting for these full-time, benefit-eligible positions:
- Police Officer (Recruit) is open continuously until filled
- Police Officer (Lateral) is open continuously until filled
- Police Corporal is open continuously until filled
- Police Dispatcher is open continuously until filled
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We are committed to providing quality law enforcement services through community oriented, problem solving partnerships. We are looking for service-oriented individuals of good moral character who desire to share this commitment. Listed below are the job descriptions, minimum qualifications, desired qualifications, and employment benefits for the positions of police officer.
Northern Arizona University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Starting Annual Salary at time of hire: $51,000, Annual Salary upon Graduation of Academy $53,550
- Uniform, weapon, equipment, and laundry services provided
University Tuition Reduction (for employee and dependents)
Affordable Health and Dental Insurance Premiums
11 to 22 Vacation days per year (depending on length of service)
12 Sick Days per year
10 paid Holidays
Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, and Long-term Disability Insurance(Short-term Disability Insurance is optional)
- Paid Parental Leave
Employee Assistance Programs
In-service Training Programs
Deferred Compensation plan
Tax Deferred Annuities
In 2023, you will also get an additional 4 days of campus closure time.
As a Northern Arizona University police officer, you will be protecting life and property through the enforcement of laws and University regulations. Work typically consists of patrol, preliminary investigations and traffic enforcement duties. Patrol may be performed in cars, on motorcycle, bicycle, or on foot. An officer must be able to act without direct supervision and must be able to exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies. This work requires occasional physical exertion under adverse circumstances and varying climatic conditions. A police officer’s duties may involve an element of personal danger. Police officers must accept work assignments on rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays. A police officer must possess excellent communication skills. A working knowledge of computers and word processing is preferred.
In order to become a Northern Arizona University police officer you must be a person of excellent character. You must be willing to accept responsibility and serve in a leadership role. You must be mature and willing to work in a service-oriented team environment. In addition, you must meet the following criteria, which can also found in depth at Arizona Administrative Code .
- You must be 21 years or older upon graduation from the academy
- You must be a United States citizen
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Undergo a complete background investigation
- Undergo a medical examination
- Undergo a polygraph examination
- No significant criminal history
- No drug abuse history
- Not have illegally, as defined in R13-4-101, possessed or used marijuana for any purpose within the past two years
- Not have illegally, as defined in R13-4-101, possessed, produced, cultivated, or transported marijuana for sale or sold marijuana
- Not have illegally sold, produced, cultivated, or transported for sale a dangerous drug or narcotic
- Not have illegally used a dangerous drug or narcotic, other than marijuana, for any purpose within the past seven years
- Not have a pattern of abuse of prescription medication
- A good driving record
- Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Arizona driver’s license.
The Northern Arizona University Police Department is committed to hiring high quality individuals who represent the diverse community that we serve. The progressive hiring process is extensive and rigorous, consisting of eight separate components:
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8. Medical Examination (includes drug screening)