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The written exam has been replaced with an online application.
Phoenix Police is Arizona's Highest-Paying Law Enforcement Agency

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​PHX Police Officer Recruitment​

Apply Now

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.​


Out-of-State Applicants

Do NOT schedule a trip to Arizona until you have completed Step 1 and Step 2 and are assigned a Background Investigator. After completing Step 2, call employment services at 602-262-6925 for further instruction regarding the out-of-state​ hiring process.

STEP 1

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.

STEP 2

Online Application:

  1. Online Application and S​creening: ​​Search for "Police Recruit​": Visit jobs website​.​​

STEP 3

Peace Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT)​

  • Will be scheduled by your background investigator during the hiring process. 

The POPAT consists of the following events:

  1. Solid Fence Climb​
  2. Chain Link Fence Climb
  3. 165 lb. Body Drag
  4. 99 Yard Obstacle (agility) Course
  5. 500 Yard Run

Visit the Phoenix Police YouTube channel for instructional videos and see why the POPAT Matters​

Download additional POPAT information (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 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.

STEP 6

Psychological Test

Applicants will be evaluated by a licensed psychologist.

STEP 7

Medical Exam

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.


Congratulations on completing all the steps! We look forward to working with you to serve the residents of Phoenix, Arizona.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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