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620 W. Washington St.

Phoenix, AZ 85003

602-534-COPS (2677)

Email us at recruiting.ppd@phoenix.gov


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Upcoming Hiring Events


POPAT Practice: (Peace Officer Physical Aptitude Test)

Fri, May 22nd at 6:30 a.m.

Tue, May 26th at 6:30 a.m.

Thur, May 28th  at 6:30 a.m.

Wed, June 10th at 6:30 a.m. - (Advanced POPAT Workout)

*In order to participate, you must be registered for a written exam or currently in the hiring process. Please email your full name to: recruiting.ppd@phoenix.gov to register that you are attending.

**Bring plenty of water and make sure to wear appropriate workout attire**

 

Written Exam:​

Saturday, May 30th at 8:00 a.m.

**Register below in Step 1 of the Police Hiring Process**

 

Location For All Events:

Phoenix Regional Police Academy

10001 S. 15th ave Phoenix, AZ 85041

** please email recruiting.ppd@phoenix.gov to confirm your participation in the practice ** 

Police Hiring Process

Review each step of the Police Hiring process below.


STEP 1: Register for a Written or Online Test

Upcoming Test Dates:​​

Saturday, May 30th at 8:00 a.m. 

A 70% or higher is the passing score for this written exam.

 

First: Register For a Written or Online ​Test here --> Register for Police Recruit

**(In the search box type,  "Police Recruit")

** Job ID for the Online Test is: 36221

** If you see the "Oracle" page, click the back button and click the "Register for Police Recruit" link again. You should now see the Careers page. You will need to create an account to register for the test.

 

Upcoming Test Dates:​​

May 15th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

A 70% or higher is passing score for this written exam. --> Sample Test

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Second: Bring your completed background packet to the exam.

Background Packet and Instructions (PDF)

 

** NEW NOTICE**

Until further notice, you can now submit your background packet online by emailing the COMPLETED form in its entirety to employmentservicesbureau@phoenix.gov.

Make sure to scan and email in pdf form, your (2) passport photos and (2) notarized forms,  this will expedite your application.

(See FAQs below in Step 2)

 

**Please retain all your original documents for future use**


     

STEP 2: Complete Background Questionnaire

The AzPOST background packet will be completed by those who successfully complete the written exam. In order to continue with the application process, please complete the background packet according to the instructions, and return your completed background packet to the Phoenix Police Department Employment Services Bureau. Completed background packets may be turned in on the day of the written exam pending a successful outcome on the test.​​

Background Packet and Instructions (PDF)

 

Background Packet FAQs:

Q: Where can I get my passport photos taken?

A: Walgreens, CVS, Costco, Post Office, and the UPS Store are examples of where the passport photos can be taken for a fee.

Q: Where can I find a notary?

A: Most banks have a notary for a small fee and if you bank with them it may be free.

Q: What forms do I need to turn in with my background packet?

A: The only items you need to include with your background packet initially, are the 2 passport photos and the notary signatures. All other pertinent documents will need to be turned in to your background investigator on the day of your background interview. So start gathering them now to be ready the day of your interview.

Q: How can I scan my background packet and email it?

A: There are many scanner applications in the Apple app store and Google Play Store. Scan the documents (including the photos) then email the entire packet to employmentservicesbureau@phoenix.gov.


 

** NEW NOTICE**

Until further notice, you can now submit your background packet online by emailing the COMPLETED form in its entirety to employmentservicesbureau@phoenix.gov.

​Make sure to scan and email in pdf form, your (2) passport photos and (2) notarized forms,  this will expedite your application. 

 

**Please retain all your original documents for future use**

** Qualified applicants will be contacted within 2-4 weeks after submitting the background packet to set-up the initial interview. **

 

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 3: Peace Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT)

Offered only to those who successfully pass the written exam and initial review of their background packet. The test will be administered at the Phoenix Regional Police Academy.

The POPAT consists of the following events:

  1. Solid Fence Climb
  2. Chain Link Fence Climb

Visit the Phoenix Police YouTube channel for instructional videos or click each of the links above.  

More information regarding POPAT (PDF)

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.​​​​

​Hiring Process:

STEP 1:  Apply Online by Registering for a Written Test Date

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 2:  Pass t​he Written Test

STEP 3:  Background Questionnaire Investigation & Interview 

The AzPOST background packet will be completed by those who successfully complete the written exam. In order to continue with the application process, please complete the background packet according to the instructions, and return your completed background packet to the Phoenix Police Department Employment Services Bureau. Completed background packets may be turned in on the day of the written exam pending a successful outcome on the test.​​

Qualified applicants will be contacted a short time later (1-4 weeks) to set-up the initial interview. A resume must be provided during the initial interview.

STEP 4: 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 5: Peace Offi​cer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT)

Offered only to those who successfully pass the first 4 steps in the hiring process.  The test will be administered at the Phoenix Regional Academy.

Visit the Phoenix Police YouTube channel for POPAT instructional videos here.

For more information regarding the POPAT, please visit here.

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

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*Maximum annual compensation includes Career Enhancement Pay, six years of service, learn more on our Salary and Other Compensation page.

 

Additional Information

Minimum Qualifications

Police Officer Lateral Transfers

Out of State Applicants

Active Duty Military Personnel and Veterans

Women in Law Enforcement

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Phoenix Police Department Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Utilization Report

The Phoenix Police Department Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Utilization Report can be viewed HERE.  

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