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Careers with KPD

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Kingman Police Department.

In addition to the official job benefits package, a career with the Kingman Police Department offers many intangible benefits such as meaningful work, a chance to have a positive impact on your community, the opportunity to forge lifelong friendships, challenging experiences and the excitement of an ever changing variety of calls for service.

The current patrol schedule and equipment assignment provides officers take home vehicles with mobile data computers and two three day weekends off each month.  The schedule provides efficient coverage, while the vehicle assignment provides the ability for quick response to critical incidents and extended service life of vehicles.

All applicants will be evaluated based on assessment of relevant training and experience.  Qualified applicants who best possess the skill, knowledge, and abilities necessary to maintain an effective and respected law enforcement agency will be invited to participate in the testing process.  The police department only accepts applications for "open" positions that have been announced and for which we are actively recruiting.  General applications are not accepted. 


Applications can also be obtained by coming in or mailing a request to:

            Human Resources
            310 N. Fourth St.
            Kingman, AZ  86401

            OR by calling 928-753-5561.

NOTE:  Local residents may stop by the City Complex to pick up applications for Police related positions.  Applications will not be mailed out to local residents.

If you are interested in a career in law enforcement with the Kingman Police Department you may fill out a job interest form.   This form will be kept on file for 1 year.


All position are defined as safety sensitive.  Applicants are required to undergo drug/alcohol testing at employment; and subsequent to commencement of employment will be subject to random, post accident, reasonable suspicion, return to duty, and follow-up testing.

Minimum qualification standards for appointment as a peace officer in the State of Arizona and the City of Kingman are in accordance with the Arizona Administrative Code; Title 13; Chapter 4; Article 1; Section R13-4-105; Minimum Qualification for Appointment.

Applicants who are determined qualified after review of submitted applications will be invited to participate in testing (1. Written, 2. Physical Agility, 3. Practical Assessment, and 4. Oral Board). Applicants must successfully complete each phase to move on to the next phase of testing.

Testing phases 1, 2 and 3 usually occur over a period of one to two days, depending on the amount of applicants.  Applicants are advised to schedule two days for these phases of testing.

Applicants will need to meet minimum physical standards of the physical agility test as defined in the Peace Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT):

1.  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.
2.  Body Drag:  Lift and drag a 165-pound, lifelike dummy 32-feet.
3.  Chain-Link Fence:  Run 5-yards to a 6-foot, chain link fence, climb over fence, continue running  another 25-yards.
4.  Solid Fence Climb:  Run 5-yards to a 6-foot solid fence, climb over fence, continue running another 25-yards.
5.  500-Yard Run:  Run 500-yards (equivalent to one lap plus 60-yards of a standard running track.)

Successful applicants will also be expected to pass the following:

1.  Background Investigation.
2.  Polygraph Examination.
3.  Psychological Examination. (Police Officer and Dispatch Only)
4.  Medical Examination.

Applicants who are Lateral/Certified officers, who are determined to be qualified after review of submitted application and background materials, and only upon approval of the Chief of Police, may have any portion of the testing process waived, except for the Oral Board interview.

NOTE:  Out of state certified officers may be required to attend an AZPOST police academy.

Note Reference Examination:  The City of Kingman reserves the right to consider the candidates who best overall meet the qualifications and suitability of the position in the succeeding examination process:  experience and training evaluation, testing and/or interviews.  After an offer of employment has been made, appointment may be subject to successful completion of a criminal background check and any other appropriate testing/evaluation commensurate with the offered position.

Note Reference American Disabilities Act:  When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment

process.  The City of Kingman does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. EOE