Lateral Officer Information
What qualifies as a lateral officer?
A lateral officer is an experienced certified Peace Officer in good standing. A successful out of state applicant will be required to take an AZPOST waiver exam prior to becoming a certified Peace Officer in Arizona and beginning the field training program. A successful certified Arizona Peace Officer applicant will start the field training program upon being selected.
Lateral officers receive 5% above the minimum of the range for each year of experience
- 1 year of experience = $27.80
- 2 years of experience = $29.18
- 3 years of experience = $30.64
- 4 years of experience = $32.19
- 5+ years of experience = $33.80
During an opening, you must submit an application via Chandleraz.gov under the jobs section.
Background and Personal History Packets
After your application has been submitted, you must fill out a background packet and an AZPOST Personal History packet. You will need to submit these documents via an encrypted email to make sure there are no automatic disqualifiers. Click HERE for directions on how to submit the documents.
Once you have submitted the background packet and AZPOST Personal History packet, it will be reviewed by a background investigator. You will then be contacted by Detectives to schedule a date and time for the physical agility test.
Physical Agility Test
The next Physical Agility Test is scheduled on 9/26/20 and 9/28/20 at 0700 hours on both days. Check-in will begin at 0630 hours. A Detective will contact you to confirm what date you would like to be scheduled for. You need to bring your completed and notarized background packet and AZPOST Personal History form to turn in.
The minimum PT requirements are as follows:
- 31 sit-ups within 1 minute
- 21 push-ups within 1 minute
- 300 meter sprint within 1 minute
Applicants passing the PT will be scheduled for an oral board interview. The applicants who take the PT on 09/26/20 will not be given a date/time for their oral board until after the PT on 09/28/20 when all applicants have completed it. Out of state applicants will be scheduled first and in state applicants will be scheduled for later that week.
Our next oral boards are scheduled for 9/28/20-10/1/20. You will need to bring all of your original documents (driver’s license, high school diploma, birth certificate, social security card, etc) with you to your oral board interview so a background investigator can review them.
Applicants passing the oral board interview will be scheduled for a background interview. For some of you that interview may take place immediately after your oral board interview so be prepared to stay an additional 3-4 hours.
Applicants passing the background interview will be scheduled for a polygraph examination and a firearms qualification. You have the option to bring your own gear or the Chandler Police Department Range will provide you with gear. For out-of-state applicants, we will attempt to complete all of the above steps prior to your departure.
Once these steps have been successfully completed, the background investigation will begin, which can take 4-6 weeks.
Applicants passing the background investigation will receive a conditional job offer. You will then be scheduled for a psychological exam, medical exam, drug screen, and an interview with the Police Chief.
Applicants passing all of the above steps will receive a final job offer.