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Police Officer - Lateral Hiring Process

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Lateral Officers

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.

Hiring Process (Lateral Only)

1. Review Minimum Qualifications & Submit an Application & Background Packet
Submit your application and background packet for review. Review minimum qualifications. 
Submit a job application online
Download a Sworn Background Packet (PDF)

Only the most qualified applicants will continue to the next phase of the hiring process.

2. Oral Board Interview

3. Interview with Command Staff

4. Interview with Background Investigators

5. Police Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT)
Candidates must pass the physical aptitude test which includes:

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

6. Ride Along
Download the Ride Along form (PDF)

7. Polygraph and Background Investigation
A thorough background investigation, as outlined by AZ POST, shall be performed on each candidate.

8. Interview with Chief of Police

9. Conditional Job Offer
Recruits who meet all of the aforementioned qualifications may receive a conditional job offer.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. Final Job Offer
The Chief of Police, based upon the results of the selection process and personal interviews, shall make the final hiring decision.