Reserve Trooper

Arizona Department Of Public Safety Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 1 week ago

Summary Statement

This is a Volunteer Position. Patrols highways and/or performs general duty police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances and the prevention of crime. May be assigned to specialized functions including, but not limited to, training, motorcycle patrol, executive security, handling of explosives, hostage negotiations, Special Operations Unit, criminal investigations, paramedic duties, community relations, or administration. Performs related tasks as required.

Specific information about testing will be emailed to all applicants successfully completing the minimum qualifications evaluation step.

Testing includes a Physical Fitness Test (PT), Written Examination and a Qualifications Appraisal Board (QAB). Candidates must successfully complete each portion of the exam to progress to the next test. Candidates successfully completing all portions of the testing process will be placed on an 18-month eligibility list which will be used to fill vacancies in future academies.




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Essential Functions (not intended to be all inclusive)
1.Patrols state highway systems by automobile, motorcycle, aircraft or other means. Enforces traffic laws and controls movement of traffic. Maintains familiarity with patrol area by learning highways, landmarks, buildings and topography.
2.Answers calls and complaints involving accidents, misdemeanors, and felonies. Responds to general public calls for assistance.
3.Stabilizes emergency situations. Secures accident or crime scenes, administers first aid as first responder, and provides assistance and/or protection as required.
4.Writes detailed reports on police-related activities.
5.Investigates traffic accidents and criminal cases by conducting interviews and gathering evidence.
6.Arrests criminal and traffic law offenders and transports to jail. Uses appropriate force to subdue offenders.
7.Prepares cases for court and testifies as a witness.
8.Keeps informed and aware of persons and places suspected of illegal activity and/or potential for problems within an assigned area.
9.Attends training classes in police methods and related topics.
10. Operates and maintains a variety of law enforcement equipment, tools, weapons and vehicles.
11. Participates in problem oriented policing efforts by identifying problem areas, recommending and implementing solutions, and monitoring the results.
12. Maintains liaison with other law enforcement agencies, court systems, and the public to promote a cooperative law enforcement atmosphere.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

Knowledge of:

  1. police methods, practices and procedures.
    2.Departmental rules and regulations.
  2. federal, state, and local laws governing traffic and crime, search and seizure activities, and the rules of evidence.
  3. first aid principles and practices.
  4. conflict management techniques.
  5. investigative techniques.
  6. techniques of interviewing and interrogation.
  7. crime patterns and trends in assigned area.

Skill in:

  1. the operation of a vehicle under normal and/or adverse conditions.
  2. the use of firearms and related police emergency equipment.

Ability to:

  1. prepare clear, accurate and grammatically correct written reports.
  2. analyze situations or information and adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action.
  3. maintain composure and work effectively under highly stressful conditions.
  4. treat persons with courtesy and respect while performing the Department's mission.
  5. read and understand complex written information.
  6. observe and recollect details.
  7. apply deadly force in accordance with law and Department policy.
  8. work independently.
  9. establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  10. work any hours including weekends, holidays, rotating shifts, call-outs and overtime.
  11. perform work for extended periods of time in environments of extreme heat or cold, or wet conditions.
  12. use specialized protective equipment or clothing.
  13. perform the physical requirements of the work (e.g., run and/or jump over rough terrain and obstacles; physically take custody of persons; subdue and apprehend combative suspects; safely search persons and places; push or pull heavy objects and apply force with upper and lower body; reach, bend, stoop, kneel, twist and turn, etc.)
  14. perform basic mathematic and statistical calculations.
  15. communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  16. operate a computer to input and retrieve information.

Minimum Qualifications

Must possess current AZ POST certification as a regular peace officer and a valid Arizona drivers license.


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Reserve Trooper

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