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Tempe PD Accepting Police Officer Recruit & Lateral Applications
Posted Date: 7/30/2013

Tempe Police Department
July 30, 2013

The City of Tempe will be accepting police officer recruit and lateral officer applications beginning Monday August 5 through Monday August 19, 2013. No applications will be accepted after midnight on August 19, 2013.

Those interested should visit and click on the link in the orange box. This will provide the latest details about the testing process to include application availability and recruit orientation dates.

Applicants selected to move forward in the testing process will receive email notification confirming the time and location of the written examination and physical agility tests, which are scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2013.

The hiring process includes the following phases:

• Written Examination
• Physical Agility Test
• Panel Interview
• Background Investigation
• Polygraph Examination
• Psychological Evaluation
• Medical Examination

“The Tempe Police Department emphasizes leadership and innovation,” said Chief of Police Tom Ryff. “We work hard to create an environment conducive to achieving excellence, a supportive environment for employees, and ongoing training and development opportunities to assure that our organization is prepared to meet the public safety needs of the future. It is fundamentally important that our officers earn the trust, confidence and respect of our community. That starts with recruiting and hiring diverse, exceptional individuals dedicated to serving and protecting the people of Tempe.”

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