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Eligibility requirements for Nogales Police Department are established by the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board:

  1. The person shall be a United States citizen.


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  2. The person shall be at least twenty-one years of age, except that a person may attend an academy if he/she will be twenty-one prior to graduating.
  3. The person shall be a high school graduate or have successfully completed a General Education Development (G.E.D.) examination.
  4. The person shall have undergone a complete background investigation which meets AZPOST standards. The background examination shall attest to the fact that the person meets minimum qualifications, has not engaged in conduct or a pattern of conduct that would jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession and is of good moral character.
  5. The person shall have undergone a medical examination that meets AZPOST standards.
  6. The person shall not have been convicted of a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Arizona.
  7. The person shall not have been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.
  8. The person shall not have been previously denied certified status, revoked or have his/her current certified status under suspension.
  9. The person shall not have used marijuana within the past six months, or used marijuana other than for experimentation.
  10. The person shall not have unlawfully used dangerous drugs or narcotics within the past five years or used narcotics or dangerous drugs other than for experimentation.
  11. The person shall not have a pattern of abuse of prescription medication.
  12. The person shall have undergone and passed a board approved drug screening test, or polygraph examination.
  13. The person shall not have been convicted of or adjudged to have violated traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles with such a frequency so as to indicate a disrespect for traffic laws and a disregard for the safety of other persons on the highway within the past three years.


The person shall have read the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and affirmed by signature his/her understanding and agreement to abide by the code.

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics

I will exercise self-restraint and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and loyal to the state of Arizona and my agency and its objectives and regulations. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to be in my official capacity will be kept secure unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

I will never take selfish advantage of my position and will not allow my personal feelings, animosities or friendships to influence my actions or decisions. I will exercise the authority of my office to the best of my ability, with courtesy and vigilance, and without favor, malice, ill will, or compromise. I am a servant of the people and I recognize my position as a symbol of public faith. I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the law and serve the people of Arizona.

Found on the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board Application



Life, medical, vision, prescriptions and dental insurance is provided to employees and their dependents at minimal group cost. All employees are covered by Workers Compensation Laws for injuries sustained in the line of duty.


Officers with less than five years of service receive twelve days per year. Officers with five to ten years of service receive 15 days per year. Officers with eleven or more years of service receive 20 days per year.


Officers have ten paid holidays per year .


Full-time employees shall accrue sick leave at a rate of one (1) work day per month.


The Nogales Police Department is a member of the Arizona Public Safety Retirement System. Officers are eligible for full retirement benefits with 20 years of service or 15 years of service at age 62. Employees are 100% vested in the retirement system after 10 years. Non-certified employees of the department participate in the Arizona State Retirement System.


Full-time employees of the department are eligible for reimbursement of expenses as outlined in the City Personnel Manual.


Officers are furnished all necessary equipment at no cost to the officer and provided with $125.00 a month uniform allowance. Civilian employees receive a $50.00 a month uniform allowance.



Recruitments take place several times per year for recruit officers, certified officers, and police dispatchers. If you would like to be notified of an opening contact the Human Resource Director at 777 North Grand Ave. Nogales, Arizona 85621 (520) 287-6571. Or e-mail at ebanda@nogalesaz.gov