Police Officer Hiring Process :

Steps In The Police Officer Testing Selection Process

  • The application process for police recruit and police lateral are as follows:
    • Apply online when applications are being accepted
    • Receive an email from the City of Chandler and self schedule the PT/Written Test
    • Complete the background packet and bring to written test (mandatory)

     

    • Physical Fitness followed by Written Test
    • Oral Board Interview
    • Background Interview
    • *Handgun Qualification Course – Laterals Only
    • Polygraph
    • After conditional job offer: psychological exam, medical and drug screen, interview with police chief

     

    Applicants MUST bring a completed sworn background packet to be allowed to take the written test:

    Background Packet all jobs (print single sided)

 

Invitations will be sent out by e-mail for the physical agility test and the written test, which are done on the same day. Once the written test is complete and graded, the results will be posted on the Chandler PD website.   The top successful applicants will be invited for an oral board interview only after a review of the sworn background packets.  The background investigators will contact the applicants as they progress.

Important reminders for testing

  • You must be approximately 20 1/2 years of age at the time of testing and must be 21 years of age at graduation from the academy
  • Bring picture ID to the testing site. If you do not have a picture ID, you will not be allowed into the testing site;
  • Do not bring any unnecessary items to the testing center to include purses, backpacks, briefcases, cameras, recorders, weapons, etc;
  • Applicants must obtain a passing score on each step of the testing procedure to remain eligible in the selection process;
  • Should an applicant fail any portion they will be removed from consideration and will need to re-apply in the next recruitment;
  • The application process may vary if determined necessary

The selection process is very competitive and may take 3-4 months to complete. We only consider the most highly qualified applicants.

Arizona POST Certified Officer Applicants

In order to apply as an AZPOST certified lateral officer you must be either: be currently employed as an Arizona state certified police officer, have resigned from an Arizona police agency while in good standing, or graduated from a law enforcement academy program through an Arizona college withing the last 9 months. Applicants currently certified by AZPOST will not be required to attend the academy.

Out of State Lateral Police Officer Applicants

Out-of state officers must be currently employed as a certified police officer or have resigned from a police agency while in good standing. You must have at least one year of patrol work experience from date of completing field training, to be given consideration as a lateral officer. Out of state lateral officers may be able to gain AZPOST certification through the waiver process, and if successfully completed, will not have to attend an academy. See the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board website for waiver details.  Out of state applicants will first take the written test followed by the Physical Agility Test.  After a review of the applicants background, they will be invited back to an oral board, background interview, command board and polygraph at a future date.  The out of state applicants will be offered the option of testing with the in-state applicants through out the process.  The out of state applicants who make it to this point will be placed on an eligibility list with the in-state applicants and will then be considered for background investigation.

Civilian Hiring Process

Steps in the selection process

  • Complete City of Chandler application (when the position is open)
  • Oral board interview
  • Background interview
  • Command interview (Dispatcher, Emergency Call-Taker, Detention Officer and Park Ranger)
  • Background investigation
  • Polygraph examination
  • Psychological exam (Dispatcher, Emergency Call-Taker and Detention Officer)
  • Interview with the Chief of Police
  • Drug screen

Civilian background packet is to be completed for all civilian (non-police officer) job postings AND intern positions.

Background Packet all jobs (print single sided)

Important reminders for testing

  • You must be 18 years of age (21 years of age for Detention Officer);
  • Bring picture ID to the interview;
  • Bring all material requested by background investigator;
  • Applicants must obtain a passing score on each step of the testing procedure to remain eligible in the selection process;
  • Should an applicant fail any portion they will be removed from consideration and will need to re-apply in the next recruitment;
  • The application process may vary if determined necessary

The selection process is very competitive and may take 2-3 months to complete. We only consider the most highly qualified applicants.  Submitting an application does not guarantee an interview.