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​620 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003
602-534-COPS (2677)
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. M-F
Email us at recruiting.ppd@phoenix.gov



Please review the following steps.​

​Minimum Qualifications

For minimum qualifications click HERE ​

Register for a Written or Online Test

 ​Register For a Written or Online Test 

​​​​here  --> Register for Police Recruit

*(In the search box type,  "Police Recruit" )
** Job ID for the Online Test is: 37030

A 70% or higher is passing score for this written exam. --> Sample Test
Study guide for purchase through exam vendor IPMA   --> Study Guide​​​​

​Path to PHXPD

Step 2: Complete the Background Questionaire

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.​​

Background Packet and Instructions (PDF)


Background Packet FAQs:

Q: Where can I get my passport photos taken?

A: Walgreens, CVS, Costco, Post Office, and the UPS Store are examples of where the passport photos can be taken for a fee.

Q: Where can I find a notary?

A: Most banks have a notary for a small fee and if you bank with them it may be free.

Q: What forms do I need to turn in with my background packet?

A: The only items you need to include with your background packet initially, are the 2 passport photos and the notary signatures. All other pertinent documents will need to be turned in to your background investigator on the day of your background interview. So start gathering them now to be ready the day of your interview.


**Make sure to include (1) passport photo and the (2) notarized forms,  this will expedite your application.**

** Qualified applicants will be contacted within 2-4 weeks after submitting the background packet to set-up the initial interview. **


If you haven't been contacted within 2-4 weeks, call the Employment Services Bureau at 602-262-6925 to find out the status of your background packet.

STEP 3: Peace Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT)

Offered only to those who successfully pass the written exam and initial review of their background packet. The test will be administered at the Phoenix Regional Police Academy.

The POPAT consists of the following events:

  1. Solid Fence Climb
  2. Chain Link Fence Climb
  3. 165lb Body Drag
  4. 99 Yard Obstacle (agility) Course
  5. 500 Yard Run

Visit the Phoenix Police YouTube channel for instructional videos or click each of the links above.  

More information regarding POPAT (PDF)

STEP 4: Background Interview

STEP 5: Polygraph Examination

STEP 6: Psychological Test

STEP 7: Medical Examination

STEP 8: Controlled Substance Screening

Salary and Compensation​

Salary and Compensation information click HERE.​

Lateral Police Transfer

Lateral police transfer information click HERE.​

Military and Veteran Process

Military and Veteran hiring information click HERE.​

Out of State Applicants

Out of state applicant hiring process and information click HERE.​ ​​​​​​

Frequently Asked Questions

Click HERE ​for FAQ's​

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020 5:00 p.m.
​Friday, November 6th, 2020 5:00 p.m.
Phoenix Regional Police Academy
10001 S. 15th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85041


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aturday, October 24th, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054​​

Phoenix Police Department Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Utilization Report
The Phoenix Police Department Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Utilization Report can be viewed HERE.PHXPD Recruiting banner4c.png​​

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