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FPD generally uses the Phoenix Regional Police Academy (Phoenix) and the Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy (NARTA). We occasionally send recruits to other training academies depending on hiring needs and/or seat availability at the academy.
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Yes, you can apply before turning 21 years old; however you must turn 21 prior to completing the Police Academy.
If you have successfully completed the NTN with passing scores, you will be sent an invitation to participate in the physical agility test and a request for your applications will also be sent.
Applications can be submitted to:
City Hall211 W AspenFlagstaff, AZ 86001
This is located in the Human Resources department (located on the right as you pass the stairs).
Yes, applications can be mailed in. Please submit everything all at once (city application and Flagstaff Police Department background application).
No, your application must be hand written.
Yes. All criminal history’s will be reviewed to make sure you are within FPD hiring policy guidelines and meet POST minimum qualifications
You need to submit both a background application and city hall application listing "internship" or "Volunteer" in the ’position applying for’ section. A background investigator will reach out to you and schedule an interview. All intern and volunteer applicants will be subject to the same hiring standards as Police Officers. Please review minimum qualifications to determine eligibility.
No. In order to obtain an internship with the Flagstaff Police Department you must be affiliated with a University and receive course credit.
No. If you are associated with a different academic institute you will be considered, as long as it is being received as course credit. You will need the internship coordinators contact information available if selected.
No. FPD will handle any long term accommodations for the academy. Recruits will share rooms with other recruits from either the same department or a different department for the duration of their academy time.
No. If you wish to get your own apartment or stay with friends/family while attending the academy you are encouraged to do so at your own financial expense.
Not necessarily. It will depend on the type of contact (arrest, traffic violation, civil matter etc.) It is highly recommended you contact a background investigator to provide an update. In the update please include a date, time, involved agency (DPS, CCSO, FPD…) and a detailed synopsis of what occurred. You will have an opportunity to update your background packet upon arriving for a background interview. The synopsis will be attached to your background packet.
No, not yet...
No. FPD will supply new hires with a uniform allowance and it is up to the Officer to make the appropriate purchases. You will receive guidance with this during pre-academy FPD will supply some equipment such as but not limited to Tasers, pepper spray, batons, riot gear, axon cameras etc.