Police Officer Recruit

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Jun 2023


Campus: Tempe

Police Officer Recruit

Job Description

Patrols and responds to calls for service on University property and adjacent jurisdictions in the capacity of an Arizona POST certified peace officer, demonstrating a distinct balance between enforcement and education.

Department Name

ASUPD Recruit



VP Code


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$25.00 per hour

Essential Duties

  • Attends a minimum of a twenty-week training program under supervision of AZ POST instructors to acquire minimum knowledge and skills necessary to perform in Police Officer classification.
  • Reads and studies instructional or informational material in order to achieve elementary working knowledge.
  • Prepares for and takes written and physical test to prove knowledge and skill levels.
  • Receives field training from certified Field Training Officer {FTO); applies knowledge from classroom work; receives evaluations from FTO to track progress.
  • Obtains certification upon meeting AZ POST established minimum standards and passing required examinations (or waiver examinations) within six-month period.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED AND must meet Arizona Police Officer Standards and Training (AZ POST) and University standards for appointment as a peace officer; Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Employee must possess a valid US Driver’s license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment. United States Citizenship required. AZ POST certification requires a person to have reached age twenty-one (21) by the completion of the academy. No felony convictions. No dishonorable military discharge.

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous experience as a Police Aide, Campus Security Aide, etc.
  • Knowledge and/or experience working in a University setting.
  • Evidence of a degree in the field of law enforcement.

Working Environment

  • A prominent diverse urban University community serving students, staff, faculty, and visitors throughout 4 campus locations. 
  • ASUPD operates 24/7 with a compressed work week. 
  • ASUPD complies with the federal mandates of FERPA, CLERY, and TITLE IX. 
  • The job of a police officer is inherently dangerous and officers may encounter violent criminals, hazardous materials, and other dangerous situations.

Department Statement

The ASU Police Department (ASUPD) is committed to our mission of fostering a safe, community-centered environment through engaged collaboration committed to dignity and respect.  We are a full-service, 24/7 police department operating on the Tempe, Downtown Phoenix, West and Polytechnic campuses. We are dually accredited law enforcement agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). 

Additional Background Requirements: 

ASU Police Department conducts a pre-employment background investigation which may consist of: polygraph, medical, psychological, fingerprinting, Department of Motor Vehicle Check, and drug screening.  This position is contingent upon successful completion of these checks.
An AZPOST list of automatic disqualifiers for certification is available
FAQ-Certification | AZ2-POST

Please contact the recruiter for information with your hiring process.

Written Assessment (Pass/Fail) for Police Officer Recruit Applicants
We will be using The National Police Officer Selection Test. This is a POST timed test divided into four sections; arithmetic, reading comprehension, grammar, and incident report writing. You will have 1 ½ hours to answer 75 questions. 

Use the below links for additional information.

Candidates must score 70% or higher on each section in order to continue in our recruitment process. 

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources .

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU will not be a sponsor for this position.  

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

If you have not yet registered with AZ POST please register after submitting your application with ASU. You must register here: https://my.azpost.gov/

When you register please "share" your AZPOST registration with the ASU Police Dept. Keep your Form ID available. Our recruiter will reach out to you once your application is submitted and will request your Form ID. For any other questions please contact our recruiter Det. Martinez at 480-787-1422.

Applicants will be required to pass a physical fitness test.  The physical fitness test includes 18 pushups in one minute, 27 sit-ups in one minute, and a 1.5 mile run in 15 minutes 20 seconds.  After successful completion of the physical testing applicants will be invited to take the written exam.  The written exam is the National Police Officer Selection Test. This is a POST timed test divided into three sections; arithmetic, reading comprehension, and grammar.

Use the below links for additional information.

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