Phoenix Police Department Hiring


 Police Officer Recruit

Phoenix Police Department is Currently Hiring



Written Exam

For those applicants who meet the Minimum qualifications register for the written exam at Apply online.

The written exam will be administered on the following dates:

  • August 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM

  • September 8, 2018 at 8:00 AM

  • September 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM

  • September 27, 2018 at 4:00 PM

  • October 4, 2018 at 2:30 PM

Registered applicants will receive an email confirmation with test location and further information. 

Physical Agility Test

For those applicants who have passed the written test the following dates are available for the Physical Agility Test.

  • August 25, 2018 at 6:30 AM
  • September 9, 2018 at 7:00 AM

  • September 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM

  • September 29, 2018 at 7:00 AM

  • October 6, 2018 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 will be completed by those who successfully complete both the written and physical agility assessments. In order to continue with the application process, please open the two documents below, complete the background packet according to the instructions, and return your completed background packet to the Phoenix Police Department Employment Services Bureau. You must have successfully completed the written and physical agility assessments for Police Recruit prior to submitting a Background Packet. Completed background packets may be turned in on the day of the Physical Agility Assessment pending a successful outcome on the test.

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.


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 Information

Phone: 602-534-COPS (2677)


 Other Career Opportunities

Police Communications Operator Now Hiring!

The Phoenix Police Department is now hiring for the position of Police Communications Operator with multiple openings available.

Visit the Police Communications Overview Page to find application and testing information and to learn more about the job.

Questions? Call us Monday- Friday, 7:00am to 3:00pm at 602-534-2583 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.​​​​