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Careers with KPD

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

Our working environment fosters teamwork, professionalism, integrity and focuses on customer service.  Police Department employees enjoy providing excellent customer service to the community we serve. Paid training and specialized assignment opportunities are a few of the benefits that make Kingman Police Department the choice of those seeking a career in law enforcement.

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 make a difference in your community, the opportunity to forge lifelong friendships, and the excitement of an ever- changing variety of calls and unique, challenging experiences.

All applicants will be evaluated based on assessment of relevant training and experience.  Qualified applicants who best possess the skills, 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 position 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 City of Kingman you may fill out a job interest form.   This form will be kept on file for 1 year.


All positions 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 sworn officer are in accordance with the Arizona Administrative Code; Title 13; Chapter 4; Article1; Section R13-4-105; Minimum Qualification for Appointment.

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


Successful applicants will need to meet minimum physical standards 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 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 oof a standard running track.)

 Successful applicants will also be expected to pass 

  1. Background Investigation.
  2. Polygraph Examination.
  3. Psychological Examination. (police officer and dispatch applicants only)
  4. Medical Examination.

 Applicants who are Lateral/Certified Officers, who are determined qualified after review of submitted application, and at the discretion of the Chief of Police, may have one or more of the following waived: 

  1. Written Test.
  2. Physical Agility.
  3. Practical Assessment.


Note Reference Examination: The City of Kingman reserves the right to consider the candidates who best over- all meet the qualifications and suitability of the position in the succeeding examination processes: 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