In order to qualify to become a police officer in phoenix you don’t need to be a legal resident at the time of the application, however you need to meet the following qualifications:

  • Be at least 20 years old at the time of application and 21 years of age prior to entering the academy
  • Must be a legal resident of the U.S.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent GED
  • Possess a valid driver’s license without any DUI convictions and less than eight points accumulated from motor vehicle incidents within the last 36 months

Here are the steps you need to complete in order to become a cop in Phoenix

Step 1

Sign up for the required written test in the Phoenix Police Department website. Take note that you will need to bring a government issued photo ID in order to be admitted in the exam.

Step 2

Complete the physical agility test that will be given by the Phoenix Law Enforcement Academy. You will need to pass the written test before taking the physical test.

Step 3

Go through and complete a thorough background investigation. As a part of this process you will need to complete a background questionnaire that needs to be submitted to the Employment Services Bureau at 620 West Washington St. Phoenix, Arizona 85003.

Step 4

Complete an initial oral interview after passing three test evaluations.

Step 5

Go through a polygraph, psychological and medical examination.

Step 6

Undergo a drug test wherein you’ll submit a urinalysis test to test for the presence of controlled substances in your system.

Step 7

Complete 585 hours of academy training in a board certified academy then pass a comprehensive final examination that will be given by the board which will test you in the following areas:

  • Physical conditioning
  • Vehicle operations
  • Firearms

Take note that you’ll need to become a legal resident of Maricopa County within 24 months after you are hired which you will also need to maintain as long as you are a member of the Phoenix Police Department.

For more information on becoming a police officer in Phoenix Arizona, visit the phoenix.gov website.

Click here to check out the various police officer jobs in Phoenix.

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