​​​​​​Phoenix Police Department is Hiring

​Phoenix Police Recruiting


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602-534-COPS (2677)

Email us at recruiting.ppd@phoenix.gov

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View more Recruitment videos on the Phoenix Police YouTube Channel. ​

​Hiring Process:

STEP 1:  Apply Online by Registering for a Written Test Date

    • August 8, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.
    • August 17, 2019, at 8:00 a.m.
    • August 30, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.
    • September 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Qualified applicants will receive a letter inviting them to the written test.  

Note:  Applicants will not be admitted to the test without a photo ID

STEP 2:  Pass t​he Written Test

STEP 3:  Background Questionnaire Investigation & Interview 

The AzPOST background packet will be completed by those who successfully complete the written exam. In order to continue with the application process, please complete the background packet according to the instructions, and return your completed background packet to the Phoenix Police Department Employment Services Bureau. Completed background packets may be turned in on the day of the written exam pending a successful outcome on the test.​​

Qualified applicants will be contacted a short time later (1-4 weeks) to set-up the initial interview. A resume must be provided during the initial interview.

STEP 4: Polygraph Examination

Applicants will be given a polygraph examination (lie detector test) administered by a trained, professional examiner. The test will confirm information noted on the applicant's background packet.

STEP 5: Peace Offi​cer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT)

Offered only to those who successfully pass the first 4 steps in the hiring process.  The test will be administered at the Phoenix Regional Academy.

Visit the Phoenix Police YouTube channel for POPAT instructional videos here.

For more information regarding the POPAT, please visit here.

STEP 6:  Psychological Test

Applicants will be evaluated by a licensed psychologist.

STEP 7:  Medical Examination

Applicants will undergo a complete medical examination given by a licensed physician.

STEP 8:  Controlled Substance Screening

Applicants will be required to submit to a urinalysis at some point in the hiring process.​​​​

​See How Phoenix Compares in Salary and Other Compensation


 *Maximum annual compensation includes Career Enhancement Pay, six years of service, learn more on our Salary and Other Compensation page.


Additional Information

Minimum Qualifications

Police Officer Lateral Transfers

Out of State Applicants

Active Duty Military Personnel and Veterans

Women in Law Enforcement

Frequently Asked Questions


Phoenix Police Department Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Utilization Report

The Phoenix Police Department Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Utilization Report can be viewed HERE.