Police Officer Recruit & Lateral Hiring


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"The Tempe Police Department emphasizes leadership and innovation, and we've worked hard to create an environment conducive to achieving excellence.  It is fundamentally important to promote a true community police force; that starts with recruiting and hiring diverse, exceptional individuals dedicated to serving and protecting the people of our community."  -Chief Tom Ryff


Tempe PD is accepting applications for the position of temporary school resource officer.  Applicants must be Arizona POST certified police officers to apply.  Click here for more information.

Tempe PD accepts online applications and conducts recruit and lateral testing throughout the year.

Want to be a Tempe police officer recruit or lateral?

Click here for the latest test information.

Click the links below for more information about Tempe PD and the testing process. 

About Recruit & Lateral Testing
Frequently Asked Questions Inside Tempe PD
Specialization & Advancement
Email a Recruiter


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