Dedication. Honor. Integrity
Commit. Serve. Protect
Partnership. Excellence. Accountability
We are Mesa PD
Ready to apply? Police Officer Application Dates
Recruit (NEW HIRES)
2020 Application Dates
January 6th – February 24th
Test Date: Saturday, March 7th
February 25th – April 20th
Test Date: Saturday, May 9th
Join Us Commit. Serve. Protect
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.
Contact a Recruiter @ JoinMPD@mesaaz.gov.
The Steps in our Hiring Process
- Prescreen 1
- Written Test 2
- Physical Test 3
- Background 4
- Polygraph 5
- Review Board 6
- Conditional 7
- Medical Exam 8
- Psychological 9
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.
Applicant will be asked to complete a multiple-choice exam. Applicant must receive a score of 70% or better to continue in the process.
The test consists of a timed obstacle course, body drag, chain-link and solid fence climb, and 500-yard run. The applicant must achieve a required amount of points to move to the next step in the process. For the POPAT scoring matrix, visit – AZ POST WAIVER TEST QUALIFICATIONS PROCESS AND TIMELINES
Fitness Testing Dates (Invitation Only):
Saturday January 11, 2020 ( For September 27, 2019 – December 2, 2019 applications)
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.
Undergo a complete medical examination that meets the standards of AZPOST.
If candidate is given a conditional offer of hire, then a psychological exam must be completed.