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Administrative & Staff Job Classifications

Class Specification Title: Police Recruit Officer in Training

Series: Public Safety – Police Officer

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The Police Recruit Officer in Training is the first level of a six-level public safety – police officer series.  Incumbents attend classroom and field training courses in general law enforcement procedures and operations until they are fully trained or competent, attend the Arizona Peace Office Standard Training (P.O.S.T) academy, participate in the wavier process or certification process or participate in the College’s Field Training Program.  The Police Recruit Officer in Training is distinguished from the Police Officer by the preponderance of time spent in training classes.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Participate in and successfully complete each phase of the training process.  Daily 50%
  2. Participate in course work in order to complete a Peace Officer Standards Training approved academy.  Daily 40%
  3. Maintain physical standards.  Daily 10%
  4. Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.  As required


  • Not Applicable.

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
High School Diploma or General Equivalency Degree; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing/Certification Requirements for some positions in this class may require:

  • Current Arizona Driver’s license
  • Arizona Peace Officer Standards Training (P.O.S.T.) qualified
  • Minimum age of 21
  • Must be a US citizen

Knowledge of (position requirements at entry):

  • Basic safety principles
  • Basic physical fitness principles
  • First aid principles
  • Learn and understand laws, regulations and policies

Skills in (position requirements at entry):

  • Applying laws, regulations and policies
  • Managing conflicts and high stress situations
  • Balancing multiple priorities
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subject to chemicals, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises and travel.

Classification History:
Draft prepared by Fox Lawson & Associates LLC (DJG/LM) 3/01
Revised by Human Resources: 01/05, 03/10, 1/2013