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Avondale is one of the fastest growing communities in Arizona. Because of this growth, we anticipate our police department will see a growth in both sworn and civilian personnel. The Avondale Police department is committed to developing an agency that is as culturally diverse as the population we serve. 

For anyone interested in Detention Officer openings, please review the Cooper Fitness Standards which will be used to assist in ranking applicants.


Applicants to be considered for police officers shall meet the following minimum qualifications for certification which include, but are not limited to: 

  • At least 20.5 years of age at the time of application; 21 years of age prior to graduating the Academy 
  • Not convicted of a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Arizona 
  • Honorable Discharge from the military (if applicable) 
  • Have at least 20/20 vision uncorrected; or 20/20 vision corrected by glasses or hard contact lenses if uncorrected acuity is 20/80 or better; or 20/20 vision corrected by soft contact lenses, if uncorrected acuity is 20/200 or better. 
  • High School diploma or GED equivalency 
  • Sound physical and mental health 
  • A United States citizen 
  • No history of criminal or improper conduct 
  • No poor employment or irresponsible financial history 
  • Must have a good moral character and personal integrity 
  • Must successfully complete the entire hiring process

Quick Facts for Officer Benefits: 
  • The salary range for police officer is $47,840.00 to $69,264.00 (upon successful completion of the AZ Law Enforcement Academy)
  • Police Housing Incentive Program - $20,000 towards the purchase of a home in Avondale
  • 25 year retirement 
  • Health insurance includes vision and dental plans 
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 457 plans for extra retirement 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Uniform allowance 
  • Paid training 
  • Bilingual compensation program 
  • 11 paid holidays a year plus vacation, sick and personal days 
  • Lateral police officer opportunities

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