Lateral Officer Hiring Process
In order to be considered a lateral applicant for the Peoria Police Department, you must a certified, full time police officer in good standing with a minimum of one year experience and off probation. At each stage only the most qualified candidates will continue in the hiring process. If you do not pass any portion of the process below you will be eligible to re-apply in 6 months.
1. Submit an Application and Background Packet.
Submit your application and background packet for review.
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Click here to download a Sworn Background Packet.
Only the most qualified applicants will continue to the next phase of the hiring process.
2. Interview with Background Investigators.
3. Police Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT).
A) 99 yard obstacle course
B) 165 pound body drag
C) 6-foot chain link fence climb
D) 6-foot solid fence climb
E) 500 yard run
4. Ride Along.
Download the Ride Along form.
5. Polygraph and Background Investigation.
A thorough background investigation, as outlined by AZ POST, shall be performed on each candidate.
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6. Interview with Chief of Police and Command Staff.
7. Conditional Job Offer.
8. AZ POST Medical Examination.
An AZ POST medical examination shall be given to each candidate to check for general health, fitness, and conditioning. Examinations will be conducted prior to appointment to probationary status and shall include a drug screen.
9. Psychological Screening.
A battery of psychological tests shall be administered to each candidate after they receive a conditional job offer. The tests will be evaluated by a licensed psychologist and used in conjunction with a personal interview to evaluate the applicant and determine their suitability for employment.
10. Final Job Offer.
The Chief of Police, based upon the results of the selection process and personal interviews, shall make the final hiring decision.
Although selection is based upon the successful completion of all of the above components listed, the nature of the selection process allows any single component, other than the polygraph result, to cause the elimination of a candidate from further consideration. The selection process is designed to allow the Department to obtain qualified personnel to fill specific needs. The final determination of the attributes and skills that a candidate should possess and who will be selected for employment is the responsibility of the Chief of Police.
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