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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

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Review each step 


Minimum Qualifications

For minimum qualifications click HERE 

Path to PHXPD - Apply Now!

Step 1: Complete AZPOST Personal History Packet

  • Complete an AZPOST Personal History Statement (PH) at my.azpost.gov and share with Phoenix Police Department. Record the AZPOST Form ID number for your records as this will be needed in the next step to register for the written/online exam.  

Step 2: Register For Written or Online Examination

  • Register For a Written or Online Test here:
     
    • Register for Police Recruit Exam​  (if an oracle page pops up, close page and click link again.)​
    • In Person Test: In search box, type  "Police Recruit"
    • Online Test: In search box, type job code "38034​"

  • Applicant Information Sheet and Notary 2020 NEW.pdf

    • **In order to expedite your application please bring notarized copies of the above PDF documents with you to the written examination.**

  • A 70% or higher is passing score for this written exam: 
  • Study guide for purchase through exam vendor IPMA: 


 

STEP 3: Peace Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT)

Offered immediately after for those who successfully pass the written examination. 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:

  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)


 

**Qualified applicants will be contacted after completion of the physical agility assessment (POPAT).**

 

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 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: 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.

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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Email us at recruiting.ppd@phoenix.gov

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Written & Physical Exam
Saturday, Jan. 30th, 2021
8:00 a.m.

Written Exam Only
Friday, Feb. 12th, 2021
5:00 p.m.


**Upon passing the written exam, be prepared to immediately
participate in the physical agility test. Please arrive in physical fitness attire.**

**You will need your AZPOST Form ID number to participate in the examinations** ​


Location:​​​​
Phoenix Regional Police Academy
10001 S. 15th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85041


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​ESPORTA
Wednesday, Jan 20th, 2020
7225 E Power Rd, Queen Creek 85142​
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Shooters World
Saturday, Jan 23rd, 2020
8966 W. Cactus Rd, Peoria 85381
8:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m.



 

NEW YEAR, NE​W CAREER!


 


 

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PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT

HIRING INCENTIVE


Police Recruit applicants possessing a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited academic institution are eligible for a $1,227.20 hiring incentive. The incentive will be paid out over the course of the 26-week training academy. Upon graduating the academy, all Police Recruits are promoted to a sworn Police Officer classification and enter a new pay category.

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