ASU Police Position Details

The ASU Police Department proudly serves the university’s four campuses in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, mixing urban policing with a small community feel.

Our team of 150 dedicated individuals — in both sworn and professional roles — support our diverse community through:

  • Administrative positions.
  • Command.
  • Dispatch.
  • Patrol.
  • Record keeping. 

Help make a difference — join our collaborative, community-focused and innovative department.

Police officer

ASU police officers are on the front lines to protect and serve students, faculty, staff and visitors on ASU campuses. Police officers are eligible for specialty assignments and generous benefits for themselves and their families.

This position is for applicants with AZPOST or equivalent out-of-state peace officer certification. Applicants without peace officer certification should apply for the police recruit position when it opens.

Police officer recruit

Join the next generation of policing as an ASU police officer recruit. Recruits must complete a 22-week state of Arizona law enforcement training academy and 16 weeks of on-the-job field training. After gaining successful patrol experience, officers may advance to working on various specialty assignments, including:

  • Bike officer.
  • Canine officer.
  • Crime prevention officer.
  • Criminal Investigations Bureau.
  • DEA task force.
  • Drone program.
  • FBI joint terrorism task force.
  • Incident response team.
  • Motorcycle patrol.
  • Special operations unit.
  • Training officer.

Police aide

ASU police aides serve as the eyes and ears of the ASU Police Department while also providing customer service to the diverse communities and visitors of each ASU campus. From retired police officers to current students, this position is perfect for those seeking generous tuition benefits for themselves and their dependents and looking to make a difference in their community.

This position does not require attendance or completion of a law enforcement academy.

Police radio dispatcher

ASU PD radio dispatchers receive, dispatch and document emergency and non-emergency calls. The position requires excellent customer service, typing and multitasking skills, and the ability to remain empathetic, decisive and calm under pressure.

This position does not require attendance or completion of a law enforcement academy. 

Specialty professional positions

The ASU PD offers various specialty positions and career opportunities for individuals interested in working behind the scenes to support and promote its functions, including:

  • Administrative support and records.
    • Accreditation compliance coordinator.
    • Administrative assistance.
    • Clery Act compliance manager.
  • Crime prevention.
    • Crime prevention coordinator.

Hiring process

Elements of the selection process include the following:

  1. Submitting a cover letter and resume. Positions are posted on an as-needed basis. Contact Ron Martinez, ASU police officer, for questions or more information.
  2. Highly qualified applicants will be contacted to participate in an interview and position-specific testing.
    • Police officers and recruits will take the one-hour physical assessment.
      1. Please review the minimum qualifications section — page three, section R13-4-105 — of the AZPOST minimum qualifications for appointment. Disqualifiers are applied to all candidates.
      2. The physical assessment requires the successful completion of each of the following:
        1. 1.5 mile run in 15 minutes 20 seconds.
        2. 27 sit-ups in one minute.
        3. 18 pushups in one minute ­— recruits only.
    • Computerized assessment of memory recall, keystrokes, accuracy and multitasking — police radio dispatchers only.
  3. Oral board interview
    • Candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview with a panel of three professionals representing the ASU PD. Before the interview, candidates are encouraged to review the ASU Police Department website.
  4. Receive and accept the conditional offer of employment.
  5. Complete and submit a notarized AZPOST background packet and polygraph questionnaire.
  6. Meet with the background investigator.
  7. Complete the polygraph exam.
  8. Complete the medical exam.
    • This is a requirement for police officers, recruits and police aides only.
  9. Complete the psychological exam.
  10. Receive and accept the final job offer.

Upon hire, officers will participate in a two-week new hire orientation before beginning field training. Out-of-state lateral officers will be provided with study materials to help them prepare for the AZPOST certification waiver exam.