Beginning Monday March 23, 2015 you will be able to go online to register for one of two upcoming police recruit written exams.
- Saturday April 18, 2015: Written Exam
- Saturday April 25, 2015: Physical Agility
- Friday June 5, 2015: Written Exam
- Saturday June 6, 2015: Physical Agility
Note: We recommend out-of-state applicants register for the June 5th written exam.
Note: Lateral eligibility list will open on March 30, 2015.
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.
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.
Phone: 602-534-COPS (2677)