Bullhead City Police Department


Police Department Recruiting

Bullhead City (Ariz) - June 1, 2011 - The Bullhead City Police Department is recruiting new police officers.

"We encourage anyone who has a high school diploma or GED and is interested in a career in law enforcement to apply," said Bullhead City Police Corporal Jason Harms of the Office of Research Development and Personnel. "The minimum age requirement is 21 at the completion of the police academy."

The first step is to fill out an application, available online at or at Human Resources, 1255 Marina Blvd.

"From there, the Police Department will screen the applications to make sure they meet Arizona POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) minimum qualifications," said Corporal Harms. "We use Arizona POST to set our guidelines and some rules above that of our own because we want the best quality of people for our community."

The next step consists of a testing phase, which will be held August 22 - 23. After the candidate passes a written test, physical test and panel interview, the Office of Research Development and Personnel will begin a background investigation, which can take several months.

"It's a thorough process. We do criminal history and previous employment checks to validate that the candidate has been truthful on their application," said Cpl. Harms. "It includes a background interview, polygraph test and psychological test to ensure the applicant can deal with the stress and responsibility of being a police officer."

The recruit must then go through the WALETA (Western Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy) in Lake Havasu City for 18 weeks in January, 2012.

For more information about becoming a Bullhead City Police Officer, contact Corporal Jason Harms at (928) 763-9200 ext. 232 or by email at For more information on the AZ POST test qualifications, go to

Applications must be submitted by July 29th, 2011.

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