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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.

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.

Physical Test

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 is Invitation Only

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 Offer 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.

Join our community Community Engagement

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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