Special Assignments & PromotionTempe PD has many opportunities for specialization and advancement to include a variety of special assignments and promotion. Newly hired police officer recruits become police officers upon graduation from the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy. In addition to several specialties officers may seek, those who qualify may promote to the rank of sergeant or beyond. Below are several of the special assignments within Tempe PD.
- Bomb Squad
- Canine Unit
- Detectives - Criminal and Special Investigations
- Computer Forensics Unit, Criminal Apprehension Surveillance Team, Document Crimes Unit, Domestic Violence Unit, Homicide & Missing Persons Unit, Juvenile Unit, Narcotics Unit, Property Unit, Special Victims Unit and Robbery & Aggravated Assault Unit
- Homeland Defense
- SWAT Team
Organizational Services Division