Current testing opportunities
The City of Chandler Human Resources Department will begin accepting online applications for Police Officer Recruit and Lateral Police Officer on Monday, January 6, 2014. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 17, 2014. Only the first 500 applications will be accepted. This recruitment is to establish an eligibility list for current and future openings.
Applications must be submitted through the City of Chandler website correctly to be admitted into the written test. Applicants will need to pass all three parts of the written test (video, grammar, and report writing) and physical agility test (1.5 mile run, push-ups, and sit ups) in order to be eligible to proceed in the selection process. Applicants will need to present a valid form of government issued identification and a complete and notarized background packet when they arrive to the test. All applicants who are veterans will need to bring a copy of their DD-214 or active duty military ID to the written test to receive your 5 veteran’s points.
Tests will be held January 27 – 31 in the afternoon.
Out of state applicants will be tested on Friday, January 31, 2014, with Physical Agility Testing on Saturday, February 1, 2014.
Applicants will be notified by email of their testing date and time.
Once the written test is complete and graded, the results will be posted on the Chandler PD website. Invitations will be sent out by mail for the Physical Agility Test to those who passed all three portions of the written test. Applicants will be invited for an oral board interview after a review of the background packets. The background investigators will contact the applicants as they progress. It is not necessary to contact the background investigator unless directed to do so.
Out of State Applicants
Out of state applicants will take the written test on January 31 and the Physical Agility Test on February 1. After a review of the applicants background, they will be invited back to an oral board, background interview, command board and possibly polygraph at a future date. The out of state applicants will be offered the option of testing with the in-state applicants throughout the process. The out of state applicants who make it to this point will be placed on an eligibility list with the in-state applicants and will then be considered for background investigation.
Steps in the selection process
Important reminders for testing
The selection process is very competitive and may take 2-3 months to complete. We only consider the most highly qualified applicants.
Arizona POST Certified Officer Applicants
In order to apply as an AZPOST certified lateral officer you must be currently employed as an Arizona state certified police officer or have resigned from an Arizona police agency while in good standing. You must have at least one year of patrol work experience from date of completing field training, to be given consideration as a lateral officer.Applicants currently certified by AZPOST will not be required to attend the academy.
Out of State Lateral Police Officer Applicants
Out-of state officers must be currently employed as a certified police officer or have resigned from a police agency while in good standing. You must have at least one year of patrol work experience from date of completing field training, to be given consideration as a lateral officer. Out of state lateral officers may be able to gain AZPOST certification through the waiver process, and if successfully completed, will not have to attend an academy. See the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board website for waiver details.