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Quality tests you can count on.

Our nationwide job analyses have pinpointed a police officer's critical knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics. Criterion-related validation studies and rigorous psychometric analyses support our entry-level tests.

Take a look at the variety of entry-level, promotional and supplemental products we have to offer from the list below. Ordering a test is easy: just visit the product page and add it to the shopping cart. You must be a Test Security Agreement signer to receive test materials.

Don't forget to request support materials for all of our tests, as well, such as:

Unless otherwise indicated, prices listed below are per candidate and do not reflect a $90 Administration Fee that applies to all test orders.

Entry-Level

PO-EL 100 Series

Both tests in this series contain 100 cognitive skill-based questions and include a Test Information Packet (TIP). The two forms are parallel, which means they are statistically equivalent to each other.

PO-EL 200 Series

In addition to a TIP, these 100 item tests include a non-cognitive component called a Police Interest Questionnaire. This can help raise the test's validity while lowering adverse impact on minority candidates. These forms are comparable to each other.

Video-Based Test

This 100 item test is administered to your candidates by way of a video that plays through the entire test period. It simulates a roll call meeting and depicts various police incidents designed to assess your candidates' critical abilities. Ideal for testing large groups of candidates.

Please note: This is an updated version of the previous PO-EL 301 (VID). That previous version contained 90 test questions and has now been retired in favor of the new 302 version. Do not hesitate to contact the Assessment Services Department if you have any concerns.

Police Officer Structured Interview System (POSIS)

New! -- POSIS is everything a law enforcement agency needs to conduct structured and defensible oral interviews for your entry-level candidates. Everything is included: training materials for administrators to prepare interview panelists, along with detailed scoring criteria and sample scenes on video for your panelists to prepare to interview actual candidates.

POSIS is available in two versions: Form A and Form B. Each version includes seven oral interview questions for candidates to respond to and four of those questions are unique to each version.

  • POSIS // $975 base fee + $11 per candidate

Supplemental

Background Data

Assesses background and personal characteristics, the BDQ has a record of highly significant correlation with future job performance and exhibits virtually no adverse impact on minority group candidates.

Report Writing

A choice of two video-based simulations. Candidates respond to a simulated incident as the officer on scene and compose a report detailing the events. Includes a scoring guide to assist you with developing criteria. For security reasons, we do not publish specifics about the available scenarios. Contact us for more details.

Promotional

Corporal/Sergeant

The PSUP series of promotional tests are suitable for a first-line supervisory level. Each version contains 100 questions. Three versions are available to rotate from one administration to the next.

If the PSUP series does not fit your specific needs, you can use our Semi-Stock service to eliminate questions that do not suit your department and replace them with those that do.

Our Public Safety Assessment Center System (PSACS) is a turnkey product you can lease to implement a full assessment of your Sergeant promotional candidates without the high cost of hiring outside consultants.

Lieutenant

The PL 301 is a 100 question promotional test suitable for a command level position in your police department.

If the PL 301 does not fit your specific needs, you can use our Semi-Stock service to eliminate questions that do not suit your department and replace them with those that do.

Our Public Safety Assessment Center System (PSACS) is a turnkey product you can lease to implement a full assessment of your Lieutenant promotional candidates without the high cost of hiring outside consultants.

Detective

The PDET 201 and PDET 202 are 100 question tests developed to assist in promoting qualified candidates to a detective position within your department.

Captain

While we do not offer a stock test for Captains, you can use our customized test service to develop a cost-effective test specific to your department's needs.

Our Public Safety Assessment Center System (PSACS) is a turnkey product you can lease to implement a full assessment of your Captain promotional candidates without the high cost of hiring outside consultants.

Upper Level Promotions

Our customized test service is the perfect way to get the precise test you need for upper level promotions into positions such as Major, Assistant Chief, Chief and more.

Any Questions?

We pride ourselves on friendly, personal service and we welcome your feedback. Let us know if you have any questions about the products we have (or even the products we don't). Check out our current test development projects and find out how you can save money on future test orders.

We have an extensive help section with answers to a number of frequently asked questions, about both our products and about public safety testing in general. A number of publications, both free and paid, are available to help you make the critical decisions that are integral to personnel selection.

If you're having trouble deciding between our entry-level tests, this video should help.

More videos are available in our Help Video library or on our YouTube channel.