Phoenix Police Department Hiring


 Police Officer Recruit

Phoenix Police Department is currently hiring see instructions for written exam!



For those applicants who meet the Minimum quali​fications register for the written exam at Apply online​.

The written exam will be administered on the following dates:

  • May 20, 2016, at 2:00 PM - Registration CLOSED
  • June 17, 2016, at 2:00 PM - Registration Open​​
  • July 15, 2016, at 2:00 PM - Registration Open
  • August 19, 2016, at 2:00 PM
  • September 16, 2016, at 2:00 PM
  • October 14, 2016, at 2:00 PM
  • November 18, 2016, at 2:00 PM
  • December 16, 2016, at 2:00 PM
Registered applicants will receive an email confirmation with test location and further information. 


For those applicants who have passed the written test the following dates are available for the Physical Agility Test.
  • May 21, 2016, is at 7:00 AM with a check in at 6:00 AM
  • June 18, 2016, is at 7:00 AM with a check in at 6:00 AM
  • July 16, 2016, is at 7:00 AM with a check in at 6:00 AM​
  • August 20, 2016, at 7:00 AM with a check in at 6:00 AM
  • September 17, 2016, at 7:00 AM with a check in at 6:00 AM
  • October 15, 2016, at 7:00 AM with a check in at 6:00 AM
  • November 19, 2016, at 8:00 AM with a check in at 7:00 AM
  • December 17, 2016, at 8:00 AM with a check in at 7:00 AM

Police Officers

​How to Start Your Career with the Phoenix Police Department 

STEP 1:  Apply Online

STEP 2:  The Written Test

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 3:  Physical Agility Assessment
Offered only to those who successfully pass the written test.  The test will be administered at the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy.


STEP 4:  Background Questionnaire Investigation & Interview
The AZPOST background packet is given to those who successfully complete both the written and physical agility assessments.  The packet must be completed by the applicant and returned to the Personnel and Employee Development Bureau for review.  Qualified applicants are contacted a short time later (1-4 weeks) to set-up the initial interview.  Applicants will now be required to bring a completed resume to their first interview.​

620 West Washington St., Suite #107
Phoenix, AZ 85003


STEP 5: 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 investigation packet.

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.

Contact Informa​​​tion

Phone: 602-534-COPS (2677)


 Other Career Opportunities

Police Communications Operator

Now Hiring!

The Phoenix Police Department is now hiring for the position of Communications Operator with multiple openings available.  In an effort to expand testing options, provide greater flexibility, and use technology, we now offer testing for Police Communications Operator jobs through National Testing Network.  To complete a job application and schedule a test at your convenience, simply go to, select Emergency Communications, and sign up for the City of Phoenix.  

Questions?  Call us Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 5:00pm at
(602) 495-5700​ or email us at

​Volunteer your Time with Us

Reserve Program Information

The Reserve Bureau is seeking community-minded men and women who will continue with their chosen careers, while volunteering to serve and protect our community as part-time and full-authority police officers. To find out more visit the Phoenix Police Reserve website.

COPS Volunteers

C.O.P.S. is a volunteer organization dedicated to helping the Phoenix Police Department and the Community. The Phoenix Police Department has a long outstanding history of volunteerism. Learn More HERE.​