Police Officer Recruit & Lateral Testing

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Application & Test Information

Tempe PD accepts online applications for the positions of police officer recruit and lateral during the scheduled times listed below. Recruit and lateral applicants complete the same application. Test dates are also listed below.

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

Who does not need to apply?
  • Anyone who successfully completed the physical agility test and written exam during the listed testing processes; you are currently on the eligibility list.
    • 2015: February, April & June
  • Anyone who successfully applied - but did not already attend - during the listed testing processes; you will also receive additional information via email within 10 days of the closing of the current online application window.
    • 2015: February, April & June
  • Anyone who failed the Tempe PD physical agility test must wait five (5) months to retest; and reapply if it has been longer than one year since submitting the online application.
  • Anyone who failed the Tempe PD written exam must wait 11 months to reapply.
  • Anyone who does not meet Arizona POST and Tempe PD minimum qualifications should not apply.

Click here during the online application availability window to visit the City of 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
8:00 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
10:00 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
8:00 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 a physical agility test and 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.

* Arizona POST certified officers do not complete the written exam and move directly to the eligibility list upon successful completion of the physical agility test.

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.

 

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