In-State Lateral will need to complete:
* Steps 2-9
Out of State Lateral will need to complete:
* Steps 2-9
* Complete a waiver through AZPOST in order to review training's and determine if it is comparable to AZPOST Standards.
* Post recommends at least two months worth of study time, prior to taking the AZPOST Waiver test.
* 2.A three (3) part proficiency test consisting of 1. Firearms qualification (day, night, target identification/discrimination) 2. Tactical Driving Qualification 3. The Peace Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT) which contains five events including: a 500 yd run, scaling a 6' chain link fence followed by a 25 yard sprint, a 6' solid wood fence followed by a 25 yard sprint, a 99 yd obstacle course, and a 165 lb "dummy" drag. (All events are timed and scored in a pass/fail mode)
- Please register with the National Testing Network (various locations are offered for testing).
- Those who successfully pass the written exam will be invited to attend a scheduled physical assessment exam. Dates/times will be given to the candidate after the written exam. You must score above a 64 or better for the video, 70 or better for writing and reading portions.
- Lateral applicants will not need to complete the written exam.
- The physical assessment exam consists of:
- Timed Push-ups - 19 or more within one minute.
- Timed Sit-ups - 29 or more within one minute.
- Agility Run - to be completed within 21 seconds.
- 1.5 Mile Run - to be completed within 15 minutes or less.
- Each area is a pass/fail component. If you fail any portion of the physical assessment exam, you will be eliminated from the testing process.
- ***Candidates who successfully pass the physical assessment exam may be invited to attend a scheduled oral board interview. Oral board interviews will take place following the physical assessment, please bring proper attire for your interview (business dress).
- Candidates will be asked a variety of questions by a panel.
- The background packet will also be used in conjunction with the oral board interview to determine if you will move forward to the next step of the background process.
- This is the second step in the employment process for lateral applicants.
- The most qualified applicants will be contacted by a police department background investigator via email, mail and/or telephone to be scheduled for a background interview.
- The most qualified applicants will be given a polygraph examination (lie detector test) administered by a trained, professional examiner. The test will confirm information noted on the applicant's background investigation packet.
- Applicants will be evaluated by a licensed psychologist.
- Applicants will undergo a complete medical examination administered by an AZPOST certified physician.
- All final selections will be made by the Chief of Police. Upon successful completion of the entire employment process and selection by the Chief, applicants may receive a final offer of employment.