The Mesa Police
Department is now accepting applications for the position
of Police Officer Lateral - In State and AZ POST Certified
Non-Lateral and Police Officer Lateral - Out-of-State. The
process will be open continuous until sufficient applications
The Mesa Police Department will soon open the application
process for the position of Police Officer Recruit. Please check back often for updated
info on test dates and times.
We are seeking to hire competitive, visionary,
and innovative employees who enjoy challenges, are
problem-solvers, and have excellent team-working skills.
- Come work in the 3rd largest Police Agency in the State
- We have competitive salaries and benefits.
- We have transfer and promotional opportunities.
- After probation, Lateral Officers may use 50% of their
former police agency time towards the three year patrol
- Check out what we have to offer you!
Minimum Qualifications Required:
- Applicant must currently be, or has been, an Arizona Post certified sworn peace officer
in good standing.
- Applicants must first apply online at
Complete and submit the on-line application and
supplement. You must then print, complete and notarize the background
questionnaire packet and mail directly to: Mesa Police
Department, Attn: PD Human Resources, P.O. Box 1466, Mesa,
- Once the
application is received it will be reviewed to determine if
all of the minimum requirements for a Lateral transfer are
met. A Hiring Unit Detective will then contact the applicant
for a prescreen interview, which is usually done over the
Please refer to the in-state
applicant checklist regarding items that must be submitted
to the Hiring Unit upon successful completion of the
pre-screen interview. The applicant checklist can be found
by clicking on the Forms link located on the Police
Officer Lateral home page.
- Testing process will include a physical assessment test,
oral board interview, background interview, polygraph, and background investigation. If candidate
is given a conditional offer of hire, then a psychological
exam and medical exam must be completed.
Successful completion of an extensive background
investigation, along with polygraph, physical agility, medical
and psychological examinations are required. A Police
Officer - Lateral is not required to attend the Mesa Police
0 to 9 months experience - $24.45/hr ($50,856.00)
10 months to 4 years experience - $25.73/hr ($53,518.40)
4 to 5 years experience - $27.06/hr ($56,284.80)
5 to 6 years experience - $28.42/hr ($59,113.60)
6 to 7 years experience - $29.91/hr ($62,212.80)
7+ years of experience - $31.42/hr ($65,353.60)
- Application will be posted when the position is open.
For questions regarding the Hiring or Testing process, e-mail
or call Detective Darrell Mandrell at (480) 644-4479
Mesa Police Department
Human Resources Section
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211
Detective Travis Dangerfield