Employment Opportunities with the Casa Grande Police Department
Prior to appointment or attending an academy, a person will meet the following minimum qualifications:
*A United States citizen.
*At least twenty-one years of age. A person may attend an academy if they will be twenty-one prior to graduating.
*A high school graduate or have successfully completed a General Education Development (G.E.D.) examination.
*A complete background investigation that meets the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (POST) guidelines. An applicant may begin an academy prior to the return of the results of a national fingerprint check. The background investigation must show the person meets minimum qualifications, and has not engaged in conduct or a pattern of conduct that would jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession.
*A medical examination that meets POST standards.
*An emotional stability and psychological fitness examination that meets POST standards.
*No felony convictions, or convictions for any offense that would be a felony if committed in Arizona, or have engaged in conduct that would jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession, and is of good moral character.
*No felony or misdemeanor domestic violence convictions resulting in a prohibited possessor designation.
*No dishonorable discharge from the United States Armed Services.
*Not previously denied certified Peace Officer status, or have had certified status suspended or revoked.
*Not used, sold, transported for sale, cultivated, or produced marijuana within the past three years, or at any time after attaining the age of twenty-one, or used marijuana other than for experimentation. Experimentation with marijuana is defined as ten uses or less. Only in cases involving extra-ordinary circumstances may this requirment be deviated from, and then only with the express approval of the Office of the Chief of Police.
*Not unlawfully used, sold, transported for sale, or produced any dangerous drugs or illegal narcotics within the past seven years, or at any time after attaining the age of twenty-one, or used illegal narcotics or dangerous drugs other than for experimentation. Experimentation with dangerous drugs or illegal narcotics is defined as one use. Only in cases involving extra-ordinary circumstances may this requirement be deviated from, and then only with the express approval of the Office of the Chief of Police.
*No pattern of prescription medication abuse.
*Successfully undergone and passed a board approved drug screening test and polygraph examination.
*Not convicted of or adjudged to have violated traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles with such a frequency to indicate a disrespect for traffic laws and a disregard for the safety of other persons on the highway within the past three years.
*Read the Peace Officers Code of Ethics and affirmed by signature their understanding and agreement to abide by the code.
*Read and signed a physical fitness contract requiring minimum standards during each physical testing process are met. The fitness test is based on the Cooper Standards.
The City of Casa Grande is a growing community of nearly 40,000 residents located half-way between the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas. Casa Grande offers the slower pace of a rural lifestyle with the amenities of a large city only a 30 minute drive away.
Average housing costs are $40,000-$50,000 less than the Phoenix/Chandler area.
Salary Arizona POST Certified Lateral appointment normally made at $49,348 annually.
4.8% Annual Merit Increases in addition to Annual Market Study Increases, w/ a 7 step pay scale.
Annual Sick Leave Buy-Back up to 32 Hours.
4-Day Work Schedule.
All Uniforms/Equipment Provided
(Weapon, Vest, Gear Bags, even
Abundant Off-Duty Security Work.
The Casa Grande Police Department consists of 69 Sworn Officers in a variety of assignments:
Traffic (motorcycle) Enforcement
Critical Accident Investigation Team
School Resource Officer
Criminal Investigations Division
Special Enforcement Unit
Pinal County S.W.A.T. Team
Pinal County Narcotics Task Force
For other questions about employment with the Casa Grande Police Department, you can contact Sgt. R Winston (Email Sgt. Winston) at (520)421-8700 or use his voice mail at (520)421-8711 Ext. 6770.