Step 1: Complete AZPOST Personal History Packet
Step 2: Register For Written or Online Examination
STEP 3: Peace Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT)
Offered the same day as the written exam. The test will be administered at the Phoenix Regional Police Academy 10001 S. 15th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85041.
The POPAT consists of the following events:
Solid Fence Climb
Chain Link Fence Climb
165lb Body Drag
99 Yard Obstacle (agility) Course
500 Yard Run
Visit the Phoenix Police YouTube channel for instructional videos or click each of the links above.
More information regarding POPAT (PDF)
**Qualified applicants will be contacted after completion of the physical agility assessment (POPAT).**
If you haven't been contacted within 2-3 weeks, call the Employment Services Bureau (ESB) at 602-262-6925 to find out the status of your background packet.
STEP 4: Background Interview
After successful completion of the POPAT, applicants will be contacted by a background investigator to schedule an interview.
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 packet.
STEP 6: Community Interview
Structured interview with community members and professional staff.
STEP 7: Psychological Test
Applicants will be evaluated by a licensed psychologist.
STEP 8: Medical Examination
Applicants will undergo a complete medical examination given by a licensed physician
STEP 9: Controlled Substance Screening
Applicants will be required to submit to a urinalysis at some point in the hiring process.