Is the process different for out of state applicants?
The only difference between the out of state process and the process for someone from Arizona is the ease and availability to access the steps in the hiring process over time. The amount of time it takes to get hired for an applicant from in state and an applicant from out of state can be the same. The entire process can take 2-3 months, which can be different for each applicant.
We do not offer transition assistance.
Instead of a one-time hiring bonus we offer the potential to earn Career Enhancement Program benefits of up to $7,612.80 every year of your career until retirement. See the benefits page
How does Arizona's hiring process differ from other states?
We will pay you to go through the Academy. You will be paid $23.53/hr while attending the Academy during the day for 40 hours a week. You do not reside at the Academy. You do not sign a minimum term contract with our agency. If for some unfortunate reason you have to leave the department soon after you are hired you will not be required to pay anything back to the department for early termination.
Our department does not have a waiting list.
New recruits who graduate from the academy with their certification go directly to patrol for field training.
620 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. M-F
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