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  • Full-time


The Department of Public Safety’s mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the state of Arizona and its citizens.
Apply at our website at www.azdps.gov


                                                                                           Salary: $56,854.72 - $79,653.60 

                                                              In order to apply, you must go to the DPS website at azdps.gov/careers.

Job Summary:

In order to qualify for the State Trooper position, you must possess a current AZ POST certification as a regular peace officer.  If you do not currently possess the certification, you may wish to apply for Cadet State Trooper.

Patrols highways and/or performs general duty police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances and the prevention of crime. May be assigned to specialized functions including, but not limited to, training, motorcycle patrol, executive security, handling of explosives, hostage negotiations, Special Operations Unit, criminal investigations, paramedic duties, community relations, or administration. Performs related tasks as required. 

Testing includes Firearms Skill Assessment and Qualifications Appraisal Board (QAB) exam.  Laterals hired onto the Department will only complete the State Trooper Academy.  Testing dates will be announced when they become available. Candidates successfully completing all portions of the testing process will be placed on an 18-month eligibility list which will be used to fill current and future vacancies.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires current AZ POST certification as a regular peace officer and a minimum of one (1) year of experience as a sworn peace officer at a law enforcement agency.  Must have successfully completed that agency's field training program and probationary period.  Must have achieved a satisfactory or above overall rating on the most recent evaluation.  OR successful completion of an Arizona law enforcement training academy as a DPS Cadet State Trooper.  Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver license at the time of employment.
Department of Public Safety sworn personnel are stationed throughout Arizona with some individuals living in Utah, California, Nevada, and Colorado. State Troopers may be assigned to any of these positions.
Progression to the next step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.
Must successfully complete the examination process.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Applicants must complete an examination process.  A polygraph and background investigation are required for successful applicants.  All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

In order to apply, you must go to the DPS website.  Click here and follow the instructions to submit your on-line application.

DPS supports a drug-free work environment through pre-employment drug testing.

An Equal Opportunity Agency.


The Arizona Department of Public Safety is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to benefit-eligible employees in cooperation with the State of Arizona.

•           Accrued vacation pay and sick days

•           10 paid holidays per year

•           Deferred compensation plan

•           Top-ranked retirement plans

•           Affordable medical, dental, vision, life, and short & long-term disability insurance plans

•           Employee Assistance, Peer and Family Support Programs

•           Bus Cards (Subsidized partially by the State)


This classification participates in the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).

Contact Us:

To learn more and see a complete list of the job openings at the Arizona Department of Public Safety, visit our website at www.azdps.gov. You may also contact us at (602) 223-2290.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.