Police Officer Recruit & Lateral Testing


Tempe PD is not accepting applications for the positions of police officer recruit or lateral at this time.  Additional test dates will be posted in the near future.

Please click here to read Arizona POST and Tempe PD minimum qualifications.

The process begins by completing an online human resources application. Recruit and lateral applicants complete the same application. Applicants who are invited to test first complete a physical agility test. The written exam is taken after the successful completion of the physical agility test by applicants who are not Arizona POST certified on the date of the test. Arizona POST certified officers do not complete the written exam. Upon successful completion of these phases, applicants move to an eligibility list for further consideration.  Click here to view all phases of the testing process.

Written Examination Study Material

The written exam evaluates problem solving, memory, analytical thinking and other tasks and will take approximately two hours to complete. A candidate orientation guide and online practice test are available for purchase but only through the test company. All related questions should be referred to the test company.  Click here for more information.