Phoenix Police Department Hiring


 Police Officer Recruit

Phoenix Police Department is currently hiring see instructions for written exam!



For those applicants who meet the Minimum quali​fications register for the written exam at Apply online​.

The written exam will be administered on the following dates:

  • October 14, 2016, at 2:00 PM - Registration Closed
  • November 18, 2016, at 2:00 PM - Registration Open
  • December 16, 2016, at 2:00 PM - Registration Open​
Registered applicants will receive an email confirmation with test location and further information. 


For those applicants who have passed the written test the following dates are available for the Physical Agility Test.
  • October 15, 2016 at 7:00 AM.
    Gates will open for check-in at 6:30 AM and close at 6:59 AM
  • November 19, 2016, at 8:00 AM.
    Gates will open for check-in at 7:30 AM and close at 7:59 AM
  • December 17, 2016, at 8:00 AM.
    Gates will open for check-in at 7:30 AM and close at 7:59 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 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.  Applicants will now be required to bring a completed resume to their first 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

Polygraph Examiner

Now Hiring!​

The Phoenix Police Department is looking for a Polygraph Examiner to prepare, administer, and evaluate polygraph examinations for pre-employment screening of Police employees, intra-departmental investigations, and criminal cases.  Duties include performing routine maintenance on polygraph equipment, analyzing examination charts, and occasionally serving as an expert court witness.  Polygraph Examiners also conduct tests for other jurisdictions, including out-of-state law enforcement agencies and court stipulated cases.  Professional knowledge, previously attained techniques, polygraph skills and considerable good judgment must be exercised in all phases of examination and analysis.

Questions?  Call us Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 5:00pm at
(602) 495-5700 or email us at​

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 this rewarding job visit the Communications Overview Page​ where you will find application and testing information, plus more about the job. 

Questions?  Call us Monday-Friday, 7:00am to 3:00pm at
(602) 534-1301 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.​​​​