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STEP 1: COMPLETE AZPOST PERSONAL HISTORY PACKET​

(This step must be completed before you can register for a written exam)

  • Step 1 will take you to the AZPOST website (my.azpost.gov​). AZPOST is the state governing body for all law enforcement officers in AZ. 

  • Complete an AZPOST Personal History Statement (PH) at -->  my.azpost.gov, and complete the Personal History Packet. 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 ID# specific to your application. Record this number (screenshot/write it down) for your records as this will be needed in step 2 to register for the written/online exam.  

Step 2: REGISTER FOR WRITTEN OR ONLINE EXAM

  • Register For a Written or Online Test here: ​​
    • Register for Police Recruit Exam <-- Click here  (if an oracle page pops up, close page and click link again.) 

      • You will receive a confirmation email approximately 1-2 days prior to the exa​​m date. ​​​​
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    • In Person Test: In search box, type​  "Police Recruit"

    • ​Online Test: In search box, type​: 43558
      • You will receive a sign-up email for the online test in approximately 5-7 business days. ​


  • Applicant Information Sheet and Notary 2021 

    **In order to expedite your application please bring notarized copies of the above PDF documents with you to the written examination.**
  • A 70% or higher is passing score for this written exam: 
  • Study guide for purchase through exam vendor IPMA: 

STEP 3: PEACE OFFICER PHYSICAL APTITUDE TEST (POPAT)

Offered the same day as the written exam. Arrive to the exam in appropriate physical fitness attire. The test will be administered at the Phoenix Regional Police Academy 10001 S. 15th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85041.

The POPAT consists of the following events:

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

Visit the Phoenix Police YouTube channel for instructional videos or click each of the links above.  

More information regarding POPAT (PDF)

**Qualified applicants will be contacted after completion of the physical agility assessment (POPAT).**

If you haven't been contacted within 2-3 weeks, call the Employment Services Bureau (ESB) at 602-262-6925 to find out the status of your background packet.

 

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: PSHYCOLOGIAL TEST

Applicants will be evaluated by a licensed psychologist.


STEP 7: MEDICAL EXAMINATION

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.

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