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Police Officer Recruitment


 Police Officer Recruit

The application process is currently closed. Please check back in April.

Police Officers

​How to Start Your Career with the Phoenix Police Department 

STEP 1:  Apply Online Beginning 08/22/2014

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.   

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.

To learn more about the job visit the city's jobs page and search for the "Police Communications Operator" job listing. All of the information you need to know to discover if this job is right for you can be found there. You will find testing dates, a study guide, detailed information about the job and more.

Testing for the position begins on the following dates with more dates to follow until the positions are filled.

Testing Dates

  • Friday, October 3rd at 1700
  • Monday, October 27th 0900
  • Wednesday, November 5th 1530
  • Thursday, November 20th 1700
  • Tuesday, December 2nd 0900
  • Friday, December 19th 1530
  • Monday, January 5th 1700
  • Wednesday, January 21st 0900
  • Thursday, February 5th 1530
  • Tuesday, February 24th 1600 
These tests will all take place at the HR Building at 135 N. 2nd Ave. 

We look forward to having you as a part of the Phoenix Police Department.​

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.​



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