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Ready to apply? Police Officer Application Dates
Recruit (NEW HIRES)
The Mesa Police Department is currently accepting applications for Police Officer Recruit!
November 29th 2022 – January 30th 2023
Test Date: February 18, 2023
Thinking about joining our team?
Here’s a clip from Mesa PD’s new podcast. Chief Cost talks about what we’re looking for in a recruit! You can hear the full podcast on iTunes and Spotify, just search for “Unredacted; Stories of the Mesa Police Department"
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.
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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.
To learn more about what you can expect during your interview and tips during the hiring process, check out our Recruit Readiness Seminar.
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:
AZ POST WAIVER TEST QUALIFICATIONS PROCESS AND TIMELINES
Fitness Testing is Invitation Only.
Check out some tips to help pass your POPAT test!
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.
Undergo a complete medical examination that meets
the standards of AZPOST.
Minimum vision requirement for a Police Officer Recruit is 20/20 corrected or 20/200 uncorrected.
|Visual Acuity 20/20-20/70||Acceptable||
|Visual Acuity 20/80-20/100||Acceptable with correction||
|Visual Acuity 20/200 or >20/200||Disqualified||
|Post Corrective Surgery||Acceptable with stability||
If candidate is given a conditional offer of hire, then a psychological exam must be completed.
A Commitment 30x30 Initiative
The 30x30 Initiative is a Departmental pledge to reach 30 percent of women in police recruit classes by 2030, and to ensure our agency is truly representative of the community we serve. While 30x30 is focused on advancing women in policing, these principles are applicable to all demographic diversity, not just genderLearn More