The City of Casa Grande is a growing community of over 50,000 residents located approximately 30 miles south of the Phoenix Metropolitan area and 60 miles north of Tucson. Casa Grande offers a rural lifestyle with the amenities of a large city only a 30-minute drive away. Average housing costs are significantly less than the Phoenix / Chandler area.

The Casa Grande Police Department consists of 80 Sworn Officers and offers a wide variety of assignments that include:

  • Patrol
  • Traffic (motorcycle) Enforcement
  • Critical Accident Investigation Team
  • Community Response Team
  • Detective (Persons and Property crime)
  • Narcotics Unit
  • GIITEM (Gang & Illegal Immigration Enforcement)
  • K-9
  • Pinal Regional S.W.A.T.
  • Honor Guard


Police Officer Salary Ranges from $51,521.60 – $72,612.80.


Learn more about the benefits provided to the City of Casa Grande employees here.

Minimum Standards for Appointment

  1. Be a United States citizen.
  2. Be at least 21 years of age. An individual may attend an academy if the individual will be 21 years of age before graduating.
  3. Have a diploma from a high school recognized by the department of education of the jurisdiction in which the diploma is issued, have successfully completed a General Education Development (G.E.D.) examination, or have a degree from an institution of higher education accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  4. Undergo a complete background investigation that meets the standards of R13-4-106. An individual may begin an academy before the results of the background investigation are returned. However, the academy shall not graduate the individual and the Board shall not reimburse the academy for the individual’s training expenses until a qualifying background investigation report is obtained.
  5. Undergo a medical examination that meets the standards of R13-4-107 within one year before appointment. An agency may make a conditional offer of appointment before the medical examination. If the medical examination is conducted more than 180 days before the appointment, the individual shall submit a written statement indicating that the individual’s medical condition has not changed since the examination.
  6. Not have been convicted of a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Arizona.
  7. Not have been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.
  8. Not have been previously denied certified status, have certified status revoked, or have current certified status suspended, or have voluntarily surrendered certified status in lieu of possible disciplinary action in this or any other state if the reason for denial, revocation, suspension, or possible disciplinary action was or would be a violation of R13-4-109(A) if committed in Arizona.
  9. Not have illegally possessed, produced, cultivated, or transported marijuana for sale or sold marijuana.
  10. Not have illegally possessed or used marijuana for any purpose within the past three years.
  11. Not have ever illegally possessed or used marijuana other than for experimentation.
  12. Not have ever illegally possessed or used marijuana while employed or appointed as a peace officer.
  13. Not have illegally sold, produced, cultivated, or transported for sale a dangerous drug or narcotic.
  14. Not have illegally used a dangerous drug or narcotic, other than marijuana, for any purpose within the past seven years.
  15. Not have ever illegally used a dangerous drug or narcotic other than for experimentation.
  16. Not have ever illegally used a dangerous drug or narcotic while employed or appointed as a peace officer.
  17. Not have a pattern of abuse of prescription medication.
  18. Undergo a polygraph examination that meets the requirements of R13-4-106, unless prohibited by law.
  19. Not have been convicted of or adjudged to have violated traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles with a frequency within the past three years that indicate a disrespect for traffic laws or a disregard for the safety of others on the highway.
  20. Read the code of ethics in subsection (E) and affirm by signature the individual understands and agrees to abide by the code.

Hiring Process:

The first stage in the hiring process is to apply for employment here.

If there is no police officer job listing then the City is not currently hiring police officers. To be added to our mailing list and to receive notification when the positions do open fill out a job interest card here.

Once an applicant has applied the application will be reviewed to ensure minimum qualifications for appointment as a peace officer are met. If approved, the applicant will be invited to the written test.

Written Test:

The City Of Casa Grande uses the IPMA-HR entry-level, multiple-choice police officer test. You may purchase a study guide here. A score of 70% must be achieved to pass.

Physical Agility:

Applicants who pass the written test will be invited to the physical agility test. The physical agility test consists of:

  • 1.5 mile run in 14 minutes and 54 seconds.
  • 27 push-ups in 1 minute.
  • 29 sit-ups in 1 minute.

Oral Board:

Applicants who pass the physical agility test will be invited to the oral board.

Background interview:

Applicants who pass the physical agility test will be invited to meet with a background investigator who conducts an in-person review of the applicants AZPOST background packet and Casa Grande Police Department Background Interview Questionnaire.

Command Staff Interview:

Qualified applicants will be invited to the Command Staff Interview where they will have the opportunity to meet the Chief of Police, Deputy Chiefs, and Lieutenants.

Background Investigation:

Qualified applicants background will then be investigated and includes the applicant taking a polygraph examination.

Medical Examination:

Qualified applicants will undergo a complete medical examination by a licensed physician at the cost of the City of Casa Grande.

Psychological Test:

Qualified applicants will take a written psychological test and meet with a licensed psychologist.

Contact information:

For questions about employment with the Casa Grande Police Department, you can contact Sgt. Al Grijalva at (520) 421-8711 Ext. 6370 or