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Jun 27, 2012 1:50 PM

DPS set to hire officers in Arizona

TUCSON - For the first time in four years, the Arizona Department of Public Safety is hiring.

It will start accepting applications for sworn officer positions throughout the state beginning on Friday, June 29th.

Applicants are encouraged to fill out a form online on the DPS website.

Applicants should be willing to live in areas such as Page, Winslow, Quartzsite, Benson, Wilcox, Safford, Bisbee, Sierra Vista or Wikieup.

Applicants hired will attend a one week pre-academy at DPS. The first training academy class will start in November graduating in April, 2013. DPS has 20 slots reserved in this class.

The second training academy class will start in February, 2013 with graduation in June, 2013.

Upon graduation, the new officers will attend an eight-week post academy at DPS and then 12 weeks of field training at their duty post.

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