PHX Police Officer Recruitment
Thank you for your interest. Follow the steps on this page to start the Application Process!
ATTENTION: NEW CHANGES TO APPLICATION PROCESS!
PHXPD is currently introducing a new hiring process. As a pilot-program, we are replacing the written exam with an online application with enhanced screening.
Do NOT schedule a trip to Arizona until you have completed
Step 1 and Step 2 and are assigned a Background Investigator. You will be contacted by a Background Detective when your application is assigned.
Complete AZPOST Personal History Packet
Visit the AZPOST website at my.azpost.gov and complete a Personal History Packet. AZPOST is the state governing body for all law enforcement officers in AZ. You will be prompted to share the personal history packet with the agency you are applying for. Choose PHXPD.
Upon completion, you will be provided an AZPOST Form ID Number specific to your application. Record this number (screenshot/write it down) for your records. After completion of the AZPOST personal history packet , PROCEED TO STEP 2. You will not be in the hiring process until Step 2 is completed.
Online Application and Screening: Search for "Police Recruit": Visit jobs website. You will be contacted by a Background Detective when your application is assigned.
Peace Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT)
The POPAT consists of the following events:
Solid Fence Climb
Chain Link Fence Climb
165 lb. Body Drag
99 Yard Obstacle (agility) Course
500 Yard Run
Phoenix Police YouTube channel for instructional videos and see why the POPAT Matters.
Download additional POPAT information (PDF).
After successful completion of the POPAT, applicants will be contacted by a background investigator to schedule an interview.
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.
Applicants will be evaluated by a licensed psychologist.
Applicants will undergo a complete medical examination given by a licensed physician
Controlled Substance Screening
Applicants will be required to submit to a urinalysis at some point in the hiring process.
Congratulations on completing all the steps!
We look forward to working with you to serve the residents of Phoenix, Arizona.