Below is the step-by-step process to become a reserve police recruit. Upon successful completion of all of these steps, applicants will be placed into the pre-hire program while waiting to attend training at the Phoenix Police Reserve Academy.
If you have questions about any of these steps, contact a recruiter at (602) 534-9000 or email@example.com.
STEP 1: COMPLETE AZPOST PERSONAL HISTORY PACKET
STEP 2: CONTACT THE RESERVE DIVISION
STEP 3: PEACE OFFICER PHYSICAL APTITUDE TEST (POPAT)
The POPAT consists of the following events:
Visit the Phoenix Police YouTube channel for instructional videos or click each of the links above
More information regarding POPAT (PDF)
STEP 4: eSOPH
STEP 5: BACKGROUND INTERVIEW
After successful completion of all eSOPH tasks, applicants will be contacted by a background investigator to schedule an interview.
STEP 6: POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION
Applicants will be given a polygraph examination (lie detector test) administered by a trained, professional examiner. The test will confirm information noted on the applicant's background packet.
STEP 7: PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST
Applicants will be evaluated by a licensed psychologist.
STEP 8: MEDICAL EXAMINATION
Applicants will undergo a complete medical examination given by a licensed physician.
STEP 9: CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE SCREENING
Applicants will be required to submit to a urinalysis at some point in the hiring process.