A Career In
Paradise

Nightshift premium pay at $1.25 per hour,
between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Weekend shift premium pay at $3.00 per hour,
between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday.

Instructor premium pay at $10.00 per hour, for instructor-led training to sworn officers.

Salary between
$73,895 — $100,277

(Based on qualifications and years of service)

Additional 2.5% Assignment Pay for Specialty Assignments

Proactive and quality policing, with approachable command staff committed to outstanding public safety services.

Great off-duty jobs at $60.00 per hour, with a 4-hour minimum at resorts, and private luxurious residences.

Two training days per month and opportunities for additional training.

Enjoy working in an appreciative community with low crime rates, while serving a very supportive Town Council.

Sworn
Officer

INformation

Benefits
  • On-duty workouts through an employee wellness program.
  • 100% Town-paid employee medical and dental premiums, with generous employer contributions for dependents, and deferred compensation and health savings account contributions for high-deductible healthcare plan (HDHP) enrollment.
  • Accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) commuter insurance to and from the worksite for up to $200,000 per incident.
  • 100% Town-paid basic life and short-term disability insurances, with options to purchase additional coverages.
  • Enrollment in the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).
  • Paid vacation and sick leave accruals, plus option to advance first-year accruals.
  • Minimal mandatory overtime, with 120 compensatory time maximum balance.
  • 10 paid holidays plus 1 special holiday.
  • personal days.
  • $5,000 in tuition reimbursement each year.
  • Uniform allowance of $2,000 upon hire and then $1,500 each fiscal year.
  • Ballistic vest provided every 5 years.
Minimum Requirements
  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • Be a current law enforcement officer in the US for a municipality, county, or state law enforcement agency (or have a current certification if not active).

How To Apply

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How Much is my
Experience Worth
At PVPD?

YOU can start at top out pay with 7 or more years of service at PVPD!

Lateral officers are rounded up to their next full year of service from certification at initial placement.

(Years of Service and Qualifications Subject to Review)

1 Year

(Hover or click to see.)

$ 73,895

Yearly


$35.53 Hourly

2 Years

$ 77,590

Yearly


$37.30 Hourly

3 Years

$ 81,470

Yearly


$39.17 Hourly

4 Years

$85,543

Yearly


$41.13 Hourly

5 Years

$ 89,820

Yearly


$43.18 Hourly

6 Years

$94,311

Yearly


$45.34 Hourly

7+ Years

$100,277

Yearly


$48.21 Hourly

Selection
Process

We recognize your time is important, so please review the following steps in our selection process. Upon your successful completion of each step, you will be advanced forward in the process.

1. Application

2. Selection

3. Confirmation

Solving the
Unsolved

Join the PVPD detectives as they step under the crime scene tape and dig into their latest case. At the PVPD every crime is investigated and pursued to its conclusion. Do you have what it takes to join the ranks of this elite team? 

Aerial
Innovation

Take flight with the Paradise Valley Police Department’s Drone Unit. This groundbreaking team is at the forefront of law enforcement technology, using high-tech aerial tools to revolutionize policing.

PVPD's
Backbone

Discover a world of opportunities beyond the badge with the diverse non-sworn careers available at Paradise Valley Police Department. From administrative staff to dispatch, PVPD offers a variety of roles for those who wish to contribute to public safety without wearing a uniform.

Professional
Staff

Crime Analyst

Collects, conceptualizes, analyzes, interprets, and prepares police data to evaluate police deployment, responses, and problem-solving efforts.

Property and Evidence Technician

Responsible for the receipt, recording, security and disposition of all recovered evidence, property and contraband coming into the custody of the Police Department, as well as the processing of crime scenes.

Recruitment Analyst

Responsible for coordinating and conducting the marketing, recruiting, testing and background processes on candidates for positions within the Police Department

Police Technical Systems Administrator

Duties include maintaining and troubleshooting police information and other technical systems, assisting staff in the use of such systems, and conducting training for users. 

Photo Enforcement Technician

Review, analyze and research photo generated speed and red-light violations to ensure accuracy and driver identity. Prepare court packets and testify on behalf of the department at municipal court hearings of violations.

Police Dispatcher

Answers incoming lines from citizens on emergency 911, or administrative telephone lines. Dispatches available units to handle crimes or issues. Operates radio and computer aided dispatch terminals to interact with and direct operation of field personnel.

Records Specialist

Performs complex record keeping including compiling statistics, data entry, filing, proofreading, scanning, retrieval and redactions of police reports, other forms, and body worn camera video, as well as maintenance of computerized records management system, and other clerical work. 

Police Training Coordinator

Leads and identifies the training requirements for department and individuals within the organization. Includes the development, management, and coordination of annual training, performance standards, accreditation documentation, lesson plan development and retention.

Police Communications Manager

Manages the day-to-day operations and technical support (as related to operations) for police dispatching services, special projects, and 911 operations. Performs as the department’s ACJIS SSO managing record validations, quality control, security and training.

Police Administrative Supervisor

Performs advanced skilled work overseeing the administrative functions of the Police Department, including Command Staff support, oversight of the Records Management System (RMS), departmental records and administrative personnel.