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From our police officers to our civilian positions we offer many rewarding career paths often overlooked by qualified candidates. A job with MPD isn't what you see on police television shows. Our focus is on providing long-term careers that keep our community safe.

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The Steps in our Hiring Process

Prescreen of Application for Minimum Qualifications

An Electronic screening will be done for AZPOST standards. A manual screening of the Mesa PD Background Questionnaire will also be completed. If you do not turn in your questionnaire you will not move forward in the process.

Physical Test

This test consists of push-ups in one minute, sit-ups in one minute, and a 1.5 mile run. Passing scores for this test are 29 push-ups or more; 31 sit-ups or more and the run in under 15 minutes and 20 seconds. The applicant must achieve passing scores on each exercise to move to the next step in the process.

Fitness Testing Dates (Invitation Only):

June 29th, 2019 (For April 29 - May 20th, 2019 Applications)

October 12, 2019 (For August 12 - September 2, 2019 Applications)

Written Test

Applicant will be asked to complete a multiple-choice exam. Applicant must receive a score of 70% or better to continue in the process.

Background Investigation

All information is verified through criminal history checks, employer checks, personal references and credit checks.


Polygraphy exam is administered.

Human Resources Hiring Review Board

The board consists of a Sergeant, Lieutenant and Commander. Each person will have a recommendation on each applicant with final approval being held by the Human Resources Commander.

Conditional Officer of Employment

If an applicant is found acceptable through the Hiring Board, they may be offered a conditional offer of employment. The Recruit Officer position is contingent upon the applicant passing both the medical and psychological exams.

Medical Exam

Undergo a complete medical examination that meets the standards of AZPOST.

Psychological Exam

If candidate is given a conditional offer of hire, then a psychological exam must be completed.

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Our Community members and our employees play an integral role in creating and maintaining a safe community in which we live, play, and work.

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Enjoy Our Benefits

We are committed to providing our employees the best comprehensive benefits that meet you in every stage of your life. Learn more about what benefits are available here.

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Be Yourself Diversity

Our employees come from all backgrounds and bring unique experiences to our community. Together, we all make Mesa Police Department a great place to work!

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