New Recruit Information
The Police Officer position requires a high school diploma or GED. Applicants must be 20 years and 8 months at the time of application and a United States citizen.
• Applications received by the Personnel Unit are reviewed to ensure minimum qualifications are met.
• The most qualified candidates are invited to the test, which includes a written and physical fitness component. The testing process will take approximately six hours.
• Candidates who pass the initial testing are invited to an oral interview. Candidates who pass the interview are notified to complete a background information packet and are required to return the information within 7-10 days.
• Each background packet is reviewed and qualified candidates who do not have disqualifiers or other areas of concern, are scheduled for background interviews. Candidates also take a polygraph as part of the background investigation process.
• Qualified candidates who successfully pass the background process are submitted to police management for review and if approved, a conditional job offer is made.
• Upon successful completion of the conditional job offer (*medical examination, psychological evaluation and drug/alcohol screening), candidates are given a final job offer. This entire process takes about two to three months.
*Pursuant to Arizona POST requirements as specificed in Arizona Administrative Code: R13-4-107
If you have any questions, please contact Senior Public Safety Analyst Sue Sola, at 480-312-1931 or spspstaff@ScottsdaleAZ.gov.
The Scottsdale Public Safety Personnel Unit reserves the right to change this process.