Police Officer Testing

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For New Recruits & Out-of-State Police Officers

If you are an Arizona POST certified police officer, please click here.  All others please continue reading this important information.

Tempe PD accepts online police officer applications several times during the year. All applicants complete the same application process. Application and test dates are listed on the bottom of this page.

Those who successfully complete the online application will receive additional test information via email within 10 days of the online application window closing. This includes information about test invitations.

Who does not need to apply?
  • Anyone who successfully completed the physical agility test and written exam on or after February 2015; you are currently on the eligibility list.
  • Anyone who failed the physical agility test must wait five (5) months to reapply and retest.
  • Anyone who failed the written exam must wait 11 months to reapply and retest.
  • Anyone who does not meet Arizona POST and Tempe PD minimum qualifications should not apply.

Click here when online applications are available to visit the Tempe Job Opportunities webpage.  Read all instructions and click the "Regular Jobs Available" link to continue the application process.

Online Application Availability & Test Dates

Event Date Physical Agility Test Start Time
Written Exam Start Time
Total Recruit Invitees
Total AzPOST Certified Lateral Invitees
HR Online Application Available
Sun. 8/9/15 - Th. 8/13/15
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Test Sat. 9/12/15
7:00 AM by Invitation
Two sessions following successful completion of physical agility test.
140
No Limit
HR Online Application Available
Sat. 10/3/15 - Wed. 10/7/15
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Test
Wed. 11/4/15
8:00 AM by Invitation
Session following successful completion of physical agility test.
70
No Limit
HR Online Application Available
Sun. 12/13/15 - Th. 12/17/15
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Test
Th. 1/14/16
10:00 AM by Invitation
Session following successful completion of physical agility test.
70
No Limit
HR Online Application Available
Sun. 2/21/16 - Th. 2/25/16
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Test
Sat. 3/26/16
7:00 AM by Invitation
Two sessions following successful completion of physical agility test.
140
No Limit
HR Online Application Available
Sat. 4/30/16 - Wed. 5/4/16
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Test
Wed. 6/1/16
8:00 AM by Invitation
Session following successful completion of physical agility test.
70
No Limit
HR Online Application Available
Sun. 7/10/16 - Th. 7/14/16
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Test
Th. 8/11/16
8:00 AM by Invitation
Session following successful completion of physical agility test.
70
No Limit

Applicants who are invited to test complete the physical agility test and written exam on the same day. Upon successful completion of these phases, candidates move to an eligibility list for further consideration.  Click here to view all phases of the testing process.

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