Hiring Process

Below is the step-by-step process to become a reserve police recruit. Upon successful completion of all of these steps, you will be placed into the pre-hire program prior to attending training at the Phoenix Police Reserve Academy.

If you have questions about any of these steps, contact a recruiter at (602) 534-9000 or police.reserve@phoenix.gov.

STEP 1: Complete and Return Background Packet

Background Packet Instructions

Background Packet

STEP 2: Background Questionnaire Investigation & Interview

see if you qualify by taking our quiz

STEP 3: Polygraph Examination

STEP 4: Peace Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT)

Learn more about the POPAT

STEP 5: Psychological Test

STEP 6: Medical Examination

STEP 7: Controlled Substance Screening

Upon successful completion of all the above steps, qualified applicants will be eligible to attend the academy as a reserve police recruit.


Visit Recruit Training for more information

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