Police - Recruit
Full-Time Police - Recruit at City of Kingman
Available Openings: 1
Apply By: December 31, 2022
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $43,576.00 Annually
Education Level: N/A

$20.95/ HOURLY

Are you looking for a beautiful place to work within a tight-knit community? Kingman, AZ is your place! We are currently looking for team members to join our full-service and community supported accredited Police Department!

The City of Kingman Police Department strives for excellence and delivers efficient and effective police service.  Because of this, the Kingman Police Department is one of the first agencies to have become accredited by the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program!

The City of Kingman Police Department is currently accepting applications on a continual basis to employ individuals who are interested in seeking a career in law enforcement as a Kingman Police Officer.  We offer great benefits such as every other weekend off, take-home vehicles, fully paid gear and uniforms, paid training, an outstanding paid time off benefit, and specialized assignment opportunities. These are a few of the benefits that make the Kingman Police Department the choice for those wishing to continue or pursue a law enforcement career.


The City of Kingman is located in Mohave County approximately 100 miles southeast of Las Vegas and 195 miles northwest of Phoenix nestled between the beautiful Cerbat and Hualapai mountain ranges along historic Route 66. In 2019, Reader’s Digest named Kingman one of the “Nicest Places in Arizona” for its thoughtful residents and spirit of generosity. In addition to its small-town look and feel, the area also offers a wide range of recreational activities that include hiking, bike and ATV trails, camping, golf, beautiful parks, historical attractions, nearby lakes and the Colorado River.

With more than 400 full and part-time employees across 30 divisions, the City of Kingman provides exceptional public services to over 30,000 residents. Our focus on high-quality customer service, safety and teamwork underpins our efforts to foster an atmosphere where citizens and businesses can thrive.

The City of Kingman Department of Economic Development launched its newly-updated website, www.ChooseKingman.com, with a new design and enhanced features. The site is one part of ongoing efforts and commitment to ensure the support of Kingman’s growing economy, with continued resources and materials that are readily available and widely circulated.

Please see our fiscal year 2022-2023 Budget Book and our Go Kingman page for more information.  

Important Dates:

Applications will be reviewed continuously in preparation for the mid-March Academy.

If eligible, you will be notified to begin the recruitment process. 

Please note that the testing process may span approximately 2-3 days (December 12th).

Testing for this position will consist of:

  • Assessment Center
  • Written Examination
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Physical Agility Testing - 500 yard run, 99 yard obstacle course, 6 foot chain link fence, 6 foot solid fence and 165 lb. body drag.

For specific details regarding the application, supplemental questions, testing process and dates, you are highly encouraged to monitor your email for communications.  KPD will also be hosting an informational meeting the following date:
TBD, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Attendance is encouraged, but not required - Kingman Police Department Training Room - 2730 E Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401


$20.95/HR - $43,617.60/Annually (Hire-in Recruit/Non-AZ POST Certified)
$22.71/HR - $31.7930/HR (Post-academy graduation/AZ POST Certified) 
$47,236.80/Annually - $66,129.44/Annually

Note: If you are seeking to attend a law enforcement/peace officer training academy, you must attain age 21 upon completion of the academy.

Recruits / Non-Certified: Candidates who are determined qualified after review of the submitted application and background materials will be invited to participate in testing (Written, Physical Agility, Assessment Center and Oral Boards). Candidates must successfully pass each phase to move forward into the hiring process.  The first part of the testing process is the Written Exam, followed by the Assessment Center and Physical Agility. Upon successful completion, candidates will be scheduled for the oral board held the next day. Specific testing/oral board schedule is dependent upon the number of candidates to be invited to participate.

City of Kingman

310 N 4th Street
Kingman, AZ 86401