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Civilian Career Opportunities


The Scottsdale Police Department has a variety of exciting and challenging civilian positions.  Based on profession, some positions have multiple levels for advancement.  See Employment Opportunities  for current openings and job descriptions.

Communications Dispatcher 
- Receives and dispatches calls from emergency 911 and non-emergency telephone lines from citizens or city staff requiring police response or information. 

Crime Scene Specialist - Conducts technical investigations of all types of crime scenes; duties include photography and the collection, examination and preservation of evidence.

Crisis Intervention Specialist - Provides professional level crisis intervention, evaluation/ assessment, and information and referral services for the Police Department. 

Detention Officer - Performs duties associated with the operation of a jail, booking and processing of arrested persons and the welfare and security of prisoners. 

Fingerprint Technician - Performs classification, searching and comparison of fingerprints and maintains general, major case and palm print fingerprint files. 

Police Aide – Responds to Police dispatch-based calls for service and conducts investigations for a variety of calls not requiring Police Officer presence; including motor vehicle collisions, burglaries and criminal damage. 

Police Records Specialist – Entry level position that performs customer service assistance to internal and external customers, data entry, filing, proofreading, scanning, maintenance of computerized records management system, queries and entries to state and national criminal justice information systems, and other clerical work as needed.   

Property & Evidence Technician - Performs work related to receiving, storing, issuing and disposing of personal and non- personal property impounded following City, State and Federal requirements.


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