Written Test Information for Police Officer Testing

The test administered consists of:Written Test Picture

1. Entry Level Police Officer Exam:

Applicants are given an Entry Level Police Officer Examination.  This exam consists of approximately 170 questions and applicants are allotted just over two hours to complete this exam. This exam assesses the applicant’s:

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

Applicants must obtain a passing score of 70% or above to be eligible to move forward in the process.  There is no study guide available for this examination.

For additional testing information, please contact the Police Personnel Unit at 480-312-1943links to external site or spspstaff@scottsdaleaz.gov.

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

All test dates are tentative and subject to change.  Test dates may be cancelled on short notice.  Invitations to test may be rescinded at any time without advance notice.

Contact Information

Scottsdale Police Department - Background Investigations Unit
P:  480-312-1943links to external site
spdpersonnel@ScottsdaleAZ.gov (Scottsdale P.D. employment inquiries only)

The City of Scottsdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer