Welcome to the Oro Valley Police Department career information page. We’re pleased that your search for something more in your career has led you to explore the opportunities our agency offers.
If you’re ready to serve a community that values law enforcement, with a department that offers personal and professional development through a wide variety of challenging and rewarding career opportunities, you’ve found it! If you’re ready to settle into a beautiful area of Arizona where adventure thrives and where your neighbors are invested in creating a healthy environment, you’re here. If you seek positive work-life balance and a chance to make a valuable impact with your life’s work, you're in the right spot!
Begin your journey with OVPD by looking though our application process. Below you will find information and details regarding our highly competitive pay and benefits packages. We’re confident you’ll find what you’re looking for in Oro Valley. We’re honored to be a part of your journey.
Still have questions? We can’t wait to answer them. Please Contact Sgt. Kevin Peterson at (520) 229-4912 or OVPD Recruiting and we would be happy to help. Good luck to you while you look for a new adventure and we hope you will consider allowing us to be part of it.
Minimum Recruit Applicant Qualifications:
Must be willing to work rotating shifts, weekends and holidays.
Recruit Hiring Process:
Fit Force (minimum number)
Sit-ups (in one minute)
Push-ups (in one minute)
1.5 Mile Run
15 minutes 28 seconds
Apply HERE for recruit level applicants.
Lateral full-time officers (currently employed as full-time police officer) will receive the following incentives based on their years of experience:
We offer police officers an excellent benefit package, which includes retirement, medical and dental, tuition reimbursement and a $1,200 uniform allowance.
Lateral applicants apply HERE
Key benefits of joining the Oro Valley Police Department:
Click to view full details of the Human Resources benefits information.
OVPD recruits attending an academy start at the step 1 officer level during their pre-academy week. Step 1 of the pay scale is $27.5303 per hour, $57,263 annually. The first pay increase can be earned 12 months after starting date.
Click here to view the full salary scale.