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Specialize & Advance

Did You Know?  Tempe PD has numerous opportunities for specialization and advancement to include special assignments and promotion.  Here are several of the assignments within Tempe PD. 

Tempe PD SWAT officers provide specialized response to emergency situations within our community.


 Investigations Division

  • Criminal Investigations & Special Investigations Bureaus
    • Bomb Squad
    • Detectives in several units specializing in the investigation of all manner of crime.
    • K-9 Unit
    • SWAT Team
  • Personnel Services Bureau
    • Firearms Training Unit 
    • Recruiting & Hiring Unit 
    • Training Unit 

The Metro Bureau patrols Tempe Town Lake by boat regularly and during special events.

Did You Know?  Tempe Town Lake is Arizona's second-most visited public attraction.  More than two miles long, the lake is a dammed portion of the Salt River.

Field Operations Division 

  • Metro Bureau & Patrol Bureaus
    • Bike Squad, Gang Unit, K-9 Unit, Mounted Unit, Parks and Special Events Details, Tactical Response Unit, Threat Mitigation Unit, Traffic Units and Transit Detail
    • Patrol Squads A - T and Crime Prevention Unit

Office of the Chief 

  • Chief of Police
    • Professional Standards Unit
    • Media Relations Unit

Did You Know?  Where you're from and where you're going is a big part of who you are.  People like you join us with distinct experiences.  The diversity of our collective backgrounds allow us to provide amazing service to our community.  Numerous members of our team go onto leadership roles in other public and private organizations after serving with us.  Where do you want to go and how can we get you there?

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