Welcome to the Oro Valley Police Department career information page. We’re pleased that your search for something more in your career has led you to explore the opportunities our agency offers.
If you’re ready to serve a community that values law enforcement, with a department that offers personal and professional development through a wide variety of challenging and rewarding career opportunities, you’ve found it! If you’re ready to settle into a beautiful area of Arizona where adventure thrives and where your neighbors are invested in creating a healthy environment, you’re here. If you seek positive work-life balance and a chance to make a valuable impact with your life’s work, you're in the right spot!
Begin your journey with OVPD by looking though our application process. Below you will find information and details regarding our highly competitive pay and benefits packages. We’re confident you’ll find what you’re looking for in Oro Valley. We’re honored to be a part of your journey.
Still have questions? We can’t wait to answer them. Please Contact Sgt. Daniel Hoyos at (520) 229-4912 or OVPD Recruiting and we would be happy to help. Good luck to you while you look for a new adventure and we hope you will consider allowing us to be part of it.
OVPD recruits attending the academy start at the step 1 officer level, not a lower recruit pay level. Step 1 of the pay scale is $24.3072 per hour, $50,559 annually. The first pay increase can be earned 12 months after starting date.
Click here to view the full salary scale(PDF, 118KB).
Key benefits of joining the Oro Valley Police Department:
Click to view full details of the Human Resources benefits information.
The process includes: Online Application, Personal History Questionnaire, written exam, physical agility test, oral board, background investigation, polygraph, conditional offer of employment, medical exam, controlled substance screening, psychological exam, overall executive review and field training.
Fit Force (minimum number)
Sit-ups (in one minute)
Push-ups (in one minute)
1.5 Mile Run
15 minutes 28 seconds
Lateral full-time officers (currently employed as a full-time police officer) with two or more years experience as a certified police officer will receive one week of vacation and one week of sick leave upon hire.
We offer police officers an excellent benefit package, which includes retirement, medical and dental, tuition reimbursement and $1,200 uniform allowance. Other benefits can be viewed through the Town of Oro Valley Human Resources page.
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