(Video) Phoenix Police Department Currently Hiring

(Video) Phoenix Police Department Currently Hiring
(Phoenix, Arizona) – The Phoenix Police Department is currently hiring and seeking police officer recruits. They are also seeking applicants who wish to work as police communications operators. To apply to become a police officer, read below for information about the basic requirements, necessary exams and assessments. For additional information, visit https://www.phoenix.gov/police/joinphxpd.

For Officer Recruits



For those applicants who meet the Minimum qualifications register for the written exam at Apply online.

The written exam will be administered on the following dates:

2017 Dates
  • January 20, 2017, at 2:00 PM – Registration Open
  • February 17, 2017, at 2:00 PM
  • March 17, 2017, at 2:00 PM
  • April 14, 2017, at 2:00 PM
  • May   19, 2017, at 2:00 PM
  • June 16, 2017 , at 2:00 PM
Registered applicants will receive an email confirmation with test location and further information.


For those applicants who have passed the written test the following dates are available for the Physical Agility Test.
2017 Dates
  • January 21,2017, at 8:00 AM
  • February 18, 2017, at 8:00 AM
  • March 18, 2017, at 8:00 AM
  • April 15, 2017, at 8:00 AM
  • May   20,  2017, at 7:00 AM
  • June  17, 2017, at 7:00 AM

Police Officers

How to Start Your Career with the Phoenix Police Department

STEP 1:  Apply Online

STEP 2:  The Written Test

Qualified applicants will receive a letter inviting them to the written test.   Note:  Applicants will not be admitted to the test without a photo ID.

STEP 3:  Physical Agility Assessment
Offered only to those who successfully pass the written test.  The test will be administered at the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy.


STEP 4:  Background Questionnaire Investigation & Interview
The AZPOST background packet is given to those who successfully complete both the written and physical agility assessments.  The packet must be completed by the applicant and returned to the Personnel and Employee Development Bureau for review.  Qualified applicants are contacted a short time later (1-4 weeks) to set-up the initial interview.  Applicants will now be required to bring a completed resume to their first interview.

620 West Washington St., Suite #107
Phoenix, AZ 85003


STEP 5: Polygraph Examination
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 investigation packet.

STEP 6:  Psychological 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.

Contact Information

Phone: 602-534-COPS (2677)

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