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Hiring Process
The Avondale Police Department conducts a multi-phased assessment with the assistance of the City of Avondale Human Resources Department. Each phase of the process is designed to challenge candidates resulting in the most qualified applicants for the available positions.

The phases include: 
  • Physical agility test:
    • 1.5 mile run (in under 14 minutes 15 seconds)
    • 23 push ups (in under 1 minute)
    • 31 sit ups (in under 1 minute) 
  • Written examination 
  • Panel interview (Oral board interview) 
  • Initial background interview 
  • Polygraph examination 
  • Background check 
  • Psychological evaluation 
  • Medical examination

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