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Police Officer Career Information

Choose a career that makes a difference and become an Oro Valley Police Officer
The Oro Valley Police Department offers a challenging career, an opportunity for advancement, special assignments and $1,200 uniform allowance.  We encourage professional development through training and an opportunity for continued education.  Our department has a fitness room, which provides personnel an opportunity to maintain top physical condition.

Recruiting FAQs Officer Requirements 
Hiring Process Pima Community College's Law Enforcement Academy
Special Assignments Reserve Officers
Salary Benefits


Lateral Incentives
Upon hire date, lateral (currently employed as a full-time police officer) full-time officers with two or more years experience as a certified police officer will receive 40 hours of vacation and 40 hours of sick leave.

Reserve Officers
The hiring process for a Lateral Reserve Officer is the same as for a Lateral Full-Time Police Officer.  The Oro Valley Police Department's Reserve Officer is a paid position working a minimum of ten hours per month.  After Field Training is successfully completed, Reserve Officers may put in for off-duty jobs.  Reserve Officer may be utilized on patrol.  Experience and training in background investigations are highly desired and may be utilized in other areas per Department needs.

Special Assignments


Honor Guard
The Oro Valley Honor Guard members dawn a specialized uniform and become the "Guardians of the Colors."  At such events as the Pima County Fallen Officer Memorial, the "We Remember" tribute to 9-11, the State of the Town Address and various police conventions, the Colors begin the events.  The Honor Guard Team presents the Colors in a manner that properly honors this great country and the great state of Arizona.  Equally as important, the Members of the Team honor fallen officers and pay respects to those families.  The Oro Valley Members join a large contingent of Honor Guard from various agencies to pay their respect to a fallen brother or sister.  In addition, the Oro Valley Team is unique in that its 5th Member plays the bagpipes.  Having the bagpipes played while presenting the Colors or honoring a fallen officer is an emotional experience that tugs at the heart of everyone present.

Questions? Contact Sgt. Mike Gracie at (520) 229-4912 or