About TPD

Serving as a police officer isn’t for everyone

Managing conflict is a regular part of the job, as is handling numerous physical and mental demands. But for those who do pursue a career in this line of work, there are countless rewards and opportunities, such as the personal satisfaction of keeping Southern Arizona safe, as well as generous health benefits and a flexible work schedule. Other positive aspects include greater job variety, more chances for growth and promotion and working with a team of officers who eventually become like family.

The mission of the Tucson Police Department is to serve the public in partnership with our community, to protect life and property, prevent crime, and resolve problems.

At the heart of all we do are our Seven Core Values: Excellence • Fairness • Integrity • Leadership • Personal Responsibility • Service Orientation • Teamwork