Police Officer Recruit & Lateral Test Information

Latest Test Information

Tempe PD is not accepting applications for the position of police officer recruit or lateral at this time. Those who submitted an application during the recent open application window will receive an email with information about their status in the testing process on or before Friday, August 29th. Note the important dates and information below:

  • Monday, August 18th
    • Online Applications CLOSE:  Those who submitted an application will be notified if they are invited to test on or before Friday, August 29th.
  • Saturday, September 13th
    • Testing Process Begins:  Invited applicants will participate in the physical agility test and written examination. Those who pass all components will be invited to a panel interview beginning Monday, September 15th.

Written Examination Orientation Guide

A candidate orientation guide and online practice test for the written examination is available for purchase. These items are available only from the test company.  (This orientation guide only pertains to the written examination. All questions related to purchasing these items should be referred to the test company.)  Click here for more information.

Arizona Law Enforcement Academy

Tempe police officer recruits fulfill several rigorous training requirements before working on their own in the community. One of several steps is the successful completion of the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy (ALEA) or a similar Arizona POST training program. Click here to watch some of the training completed at ALEA.