Police Transportation Officer – Surprise Police Department

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The hiring salary range is $18.03 - $22.53 per hour

Department: Police
Reports To: Police Sergeant
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Status: Full-time; Classified
Pay Grade: 105

Incumbents are responsible for the care, custody, control, and transportation of an inmate population during an assigned shift. Specific duties include transporting arrestees and inmates to/from arrest scenes, holding cells, jails, and courts; serving court orders and serving hospital guard duty, traffic control and assisting Police Officers with the booking of prisoners.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed.


  • Transports prisoners to and from the jail, City courthouse, holding cells, and arrest scenes, ensuring care, custody, and control of prisoners
  • Prepares a variety of paperwork, logs, and/or related documentation
  • Conducts searches of prisoners to ensure safety of Officers and the public
  • Serves protective orders, including injunctions, to citizens utilizing applicable procedures and precautions
  • Participates in training sessions related to safety, security, firearms and procedures
  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:

  • Transportation procedures
  • Federal, State and Local laws
  • Safe work practices
  • Restraint techniques
  • City streets
  • Prisoner search techniques

Skill in:

  • Using computers and related software applications

Ability to:

  • Operate a motor vehicle
  • Utilize safe work methods
  • Restrain prisoners
  • Operate and maintain firearms
  • Demonstrate yearly proficiency with a duty firearm
  • Operate and maintain less lethal weapons
  • Demonstrate yearly proficiency with less lethal weapons
  • Read maps
  • Think and act quickly in emergencies, judge situations and people accurately
  • Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction


High School Diploma, or G.E.D., and two years directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as listed above.

Must have at the time of hire and be able to maintain a valid Arizona driver license.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work will occur in an office and field environment. While performing the duties and responsibilities the employee may be exposed to loud noise, noxious odors, unsanitary conditions, chemicals, electricity, moving mechanical parts, varying weather conditions, and other related conditions and situations.

Incumbents may be subjected to odors, chemicals, extreme temperatures, workspace restrictions, and intense noises.