Police Officer Recruit & Lateral Hiring

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"The Tempe Police Department emphasizes leadership and innovation, and we've worked hard to create an environment conducive to achieving excellence.  It is fundamentally important to promote a true community police force; that starts with recruiting and hiring diverse, exceptional individuals dedicated to serving and protecting the people of our community."  -Chief Tom Ryff




Tempe PD is not accepting applications for the position of police officer recruit or lateral at this time.

Want to be a Tempe police officer recruit or lateral?

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Click the links below for more information about Tempe PD and general information about the testing process.

About the Recruit & Lateral Testing Process
Frequently Asked Questions Inside Tempe PD
Specialization & Advancement
Contact a Recruiter