The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is accepting applications to be considered for police academy training within the next six months.
"Being a police officer is a job that involves a tremendous amount of responsibility and requires uncompromising integrity," the TPD states on its website. "As a Tucson Police Officer you will be protecting life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances -- and this involves an element of personal danger. An officer must be able to act without direct supervision, be able to exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies, and accept work assignments of rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays. Our most successful candidates are those who have prepared both physically and academically for this demanding type of duty."
The TPD is one of only seven law enforcement agencies to be named "Best for Vets" by the Military Times.
The application deadline for the upcoming academy is Jan. 31. Interested applicants can visit https://www.jobaps.com/Tucson/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=1712&R2=6307&R3=001 to fill out an application and for additional information.