The Testing Process
- Choose from the list of testing dates.
Test dates will be announced as they are scheduled.
- Submit your application. Applications
are filled out and submitted
- Take the written examination. Once
an applicant has submitted an application and minimum
qualifications have been met, a study guide of and an
invitation to attend the written test is mailed out. The
written exam is a multiple-choice exam that consists of an
overview of the job, overview of the Mesa Police Department
Communications Center, basic map reading, listening skills,
following directions and making judgement decisions. The
test takes approximately three to four hours. A minimum
score of 70% is required to successfully pass the exam.
- Oral Interview. The oral interviews are
scheduled directly after the written exam for applicants who
pass. The oral interview is a panel interview and includes a
role play scenario.
- Background Interview. The fourth
step in the hiring process is the background interview. In
this step, applicants meet with a member of the Mesa Police
Human Resources Unit to review your application, background
and pre-polygraph questionnaire and references.
- Polygraph. Successful applicants are
required to pass a polygraph examination administered by the
Mesa Police Department.
- Medical Examination. The medical
exam consists of a drug screen, vision and hearing test,
along with general health consultation. No physical fitness
testing, such as running or push-ups, is required.
- Psychological Examination. A licensed
psychologist that the City of Mesa contracts with
administers the psychological examination. The examination
includes a written exam and interview with the psychologist.
For questions regarding the Hiring or Testing process, e-mail
Mesa Police Department
Human Resources Section
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211