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 email@example.com.
** NEW NOTICE**
Until further notice, you can now submit your background packet online by emailing the COMPLETED form in its entirety to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.