Written Assessment Information for Police Officer Recruit/Trainee

The assessment administered consists of:Written Test Picture

1. Entry Level Police Officer Assessment:

Candidates are given an Entry Level Police Officer Examination.  This assessment consists of approximately 170 questions and applicants are allotted just over two hours to complete this assessment. This assessment evaluates the candidate’s:

  • Accuracy of observation
  • Short term memory 
  • Reading comprehension 
  • Written communication 

There is no study guide available for this assessment.

For additional recruitment information, please contact the Police Personnel Unit at 480-312-1943links to external site.

The Scottsdale Police Personnel Unit reserves the right to change this process.

All assessments occur during the background investigation phase.  The assessments will be conducted monthly and coordinated with candidate's background investigator.  Assessment dates may be cancelled on short notice.  Invitations to the assessments may be rescinded at any time without advance notice.

Contact Information

Background Investigations Unit
P:  480-312-HIRE (4473)

For Scottsdale P.D. employment inquiries, email spdpersonnel@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

The City of Scottsdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer