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Specialize & Advance

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 Bureau & Special Investigations Bureau
    • Bomb Squad
    • Detectives - Criminal and Special Investigations 
      • Computer Forensics Unit, Criminal Apprehension Surveillance Team (CAST), Document Crimes Unit, Domestic Violence & Assaults Unit, Homicide & Missing Persons Unit, Juvenile Unit, Property Crimes Unit, Special Victims Unit and Robbery & Aggravated Assault Unit
      • Special Investigations Units
    • K-9 Unit
    • SWAT Team
  • Personnel Services Bureau
    • Firearms Training Unit 
    • Recruiting & Hiring Unit 
      • Policy & Procedures Officer
    • Training Unit 
      • Academy Training Staff & Field Training Program

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
    • Bike Squad, Gang Unit, Incident Response Team, K-9 Unit, Mounted Unit, Parks and Special Events Units, Tactical Response Unit, Threat Mitigation Unit, Traffic Units & Transit Unit
  • North Patrol Bureau 
    • Crime Prevention Unit & Patrol Squads A - J
  • South Patrol Bureau  
    • Crime Prevention Unit & Patrol Squads K - T 

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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