How many trips are needed to get hired if I do not participate in the Expedited Process?
Every Written Exam test date is followed by a Physical Agility Assessment the following day.
- Background Interview with Detective
- Physical Agility Assessment
- Psychological Exam
- Medical Exam
- Controlled Substance Screening
- Physical Agility Update
Out of state applicants, not participating in the Fast Track program must make their first trip to Phoenix for the written exam and physical agility assessment on the posted exam date. If they pass both of these, applicants will have an opportunity to submit a background packet.
Once background packets have been received, a background Detective will contact you to coordinate the second trip. During the second trip to Phoenix, the background interview, polygraph, and physical agility update will be completed. After successful completion of the second trip, applicants will then be at the Conditional Hire stage.
After Detectives complete the background investigation, out of state applicants will still need to make a third and final trip to sign hire paperwork and to complete the medical exam, psychological exam, and controlled substance screening.
The police department understands the burden this places on out of state applicants and will make an effort to consolidate as many steps in the process as reasonably possible. Out of state applicants may be able to complete the entire process within three trips to Phoenix, Arizona; at their own expense. If you have questions about your eligibility, contact the City of Phoenix Police Personnel Section at 602-262-6925.