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Tempe PD Accepting Officer Applications Aug 4-18

Post Date:07/30/2014 8:31 AM

Community Affairs/PIO

The City of Tempe will be accepting police officer recruit and lateral applications beginning Monday, August 4, through Monday, August 18, 2014.  No applications will be accepted after midnight on August 18.

Those interested in applying should visit www.tempe.gov/policejobs and click the link on the main page.  This will provide the latest information about the testing process.  Applicants selected to move forward in the testing process will receive further information about the test, which is scheduled to begin Saturday, September 13.

Tempe PD anticipates hiring approximately 25 police officer recruits and laterals in the next year.  The hiring process includes the following phases:

  • Physical Agility Test
  • Written Test
  • Panel Interview
  • Background Interview
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Medical Examination

“The Tempe Police Department emphasizes leadership and innovation,” said Chief of Police Tom Ryff.  “We are strongly committed to creating an environment conducive to achieving excellence and supporting employees; we provide ongoing training and development opportunities so that our organization is prepared to meet the public safety needs of the future.  It is fundamentally important that our officers earn the trust, confidence and respect of those we serve.  That starts with recruiting and hiring diverse, exceptional individuals committed to the service and protection of our community.”

For more information, please visit www.tempe.gov/policejobs, thank you.

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