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Team members are laid back but very talented, professional, and most of all, we like to have fun at work!

Our strength comes from our gifted employees who excel through teamwork and enthusiasm.  They are dedicated to making a positive difference in our community now and for future generations.

We provide a competitive compensation and benefits package, challenging careers, advancement potential, and a safe, stable, and exciting work environment surrounded by red rocks in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Police Sergeant

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$27.89 - $40.22/hour DOQ
  • Posted Date:06/11/2018
  • Deadline to Apply:07/01/2018


Come join our team!  The City of Sedona is now accepting applications for the position of Police Sergeant

Police Sergeants supervise, plan, coordinate, assign, and review the work of patrol staff or other department workgroup on an assigned shift; and oversee and participate in all work activities including investigation, patrol and traffic duties.



1. Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of police officers and other police employees on an assigned shift; provide overall technical and administrative direction to personnel on an assigned shift.
2. Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; implement operational policies and procedures.
3. Participate in the selection of police staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures. Develop employee smart goals.
4. Prepare a variety of analytical and statistical reports regarding police officer operations and activities.
5. Supervise and participate in all normal shift duties as assigned, including enforcing local and state laws, patrol activities, issuing citations, conducting breathalyzer tests, making arrests, investigation activities, administering first aid and transporting offenders.
6. Review the work of assigned police personnel to ensure compliance with department policies and procedures; review reports submitted by officers to verify completeness, quality and the meeting of prescribed standards. Complete performance evaluations.
7. Participate in the development of training activities for department personnel; advise police officer staff regarding applicable policies, procedures, and tactics.
8. Plan, coordinate and supervise a variety of programs and presentations.
9. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
10. Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of responsibility; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner. Practice quality customer service.
11. Encourage and facilitate environment for building team efforts and problem solving of work related issues by employees Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of law enforcement.
12. Testify in court when necessary.
13. Maintain or perform website content function within assigned role.

Knowledge of:
• Operations, services and activities of a law enforcement program.
• Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
• Principles and practices of law enforcement.
• Departmental rules and regulations.
• Methods and techniques of report preparation and record keeping.
• Traffic laws/criminal laws.
• Offensive and defensive weapons nomenclature and theory.
• First aid principles, practices, and techniques.
• Use of firearms and other police equipment.
• Self-defense tactics.
• Interviewing and interrogation techniques.
• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, particularly with reference to apprehension, arrest, search and seizure, evidence and records maintenance.

Ability to:
• Supervise, organize, and review the work of police officer personnel on assigned shift.
• Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.
• Interpret and explain police department policies and procedures.
• Prepare clear and concise reports.
• Gather, assemble, analyze, evaluate, and use facts and evidence.
• Analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action.
• Lead and develop leaders.
• Use and care for firearms.
• Utilize office procedures, methods, and computer equipment.
• Demonstrate keen powers of observation and memory.
• Interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws, codes and regulations.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including City staff and the general public.
• Maintain mental capacity, which allows the capability of making sound decisions and demonstrating intellectual capabilities.
• Maintain effective audio/visual discrimination and perception to the degree necessary for the successful performance of assigned duties.
• Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.
• Work in organized team efforts and assist in problem solving work related issues for continuous improvement in work efforts.
• Encourage and facilitate environment for building team efforts and problem solving of work-related issues by employees.
• Ensure necessary training and other technical support for building an environment that encourages teams and continuous improvement.

Experience and Training
Five years as a certified peace officer, not currently serving in a probationary status as a new employee, with a minimum of an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, or working toward an AA with completion by December 31, 2020.   

License or Certificate
Possession of an Arizona driver's license within two months of hire.
Valid Arizona certified peace officer certification.
Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS) Level B certification.


Environmental Conditions:

Emergency peace control environment; travel from site to site; exposure to potentially hostile environments and hazardous conditions.

Physical Conditions:

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may require maintaining physical condition necessary for running, walking, crouching, or crawling during emergency operations; walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time; subduing resisting individuals; moving equipment and injured or deceased persons; performing life-saving and rescue procedures; operating assigned police equipment and vehicles; general manual dexterity. 


Applicants must pass an extensive background check and submit:

1) Arizona POST Personal History form

2) Resume

3) Letter of interest

4) Copy of college transcripts or degree


Click here to review the job description.



A comprehensive benefits package including, but not limited to, vacation, flex days, 100% insurance coverage for the employee, generous insurance compensation for dependents, life, vision and dental insurance, and retirement. Annual clothing allowance and all necessary equipment furnished by the Police Department.



To apply for this outstanding career opportunity, please click here.




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Human Resources

928-203-5038 or 203-5189


The City of Sedona is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at the City are based on business needs; job requirements; individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status; past or present military service; or any other status protected by law or regulation.



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Image of a job applicationThe city of Sedona is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or veteran status as it relates to employment or programs and activities.

Applications and resumes. Applications and resumes are accepted only when there is a job opening. An online application must be submitted electronically to Human Resources and applicants may attached a cover letter and/or resume with the online application.

Employment opportunities. Please note that many positions include a supplemental questionnaire with job-specific questions. Applications submitted without a supplemental questionnaire (if available) will be considered incomplete.  Resumes and other supplemental material may be uploaded and attached to the online application. 

Background check. All new hires are required to be fingerprinted and undergo an extensive criminal background check through the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Additionally, certain positions involve a preemployment drug screening and may include a physical. 

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