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Join our team today! Pima County Sheriff's Recruitment Division


How to Apply | Summary | Qualifications | Process | Training | Description | Benefits

  • Physical Fitness Assessment:  Peace Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT).  The POPAT consists of five individually administered tests. These tests were developed through extensive examination of detailed job analysis, and simulate actual job related tasks for commissioned peace officers (navigating obstacles, moving incapacitated individuals, etc.)

    • 99-YARD OBSTACLE COURSE: Run a 99-yard obstacle course consisting of several sharp turns, a number of curb height obstacles, and a 34-inch high obstacle that must be vaulted.
    • BODY DRAG: Lift and drag 165-pound, lifelike dummy 32 feet.
    • CHAIN-LINK FENCE: Run five yards to a six-foot, chain-link fence, climb over fence, continue running another 25 yards.
    • SOLID FENCE CLIMB: Run five yards to a six-foot solid fence, climb over fence, continue running another 25 yards.
    • 500-YARD RUN: Run 500 yards (equivalent to one lap plus 60 yards of a standard running track).

    This will be a pass/fail test.  For more information please review the POPAT Time Requirements and visit AZ POST.

  • Multiple Choice Test: 100 items, two (2) hour test.
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Polygraph/Background screening
  • Executive Review: The Executive Review Board identifies applicants for hire contingent upon passing post-offer psychological testing and interview, a medical examination to include drug screening, an intense background investigation and a final review.

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