In order to help assess the promotional potential of police officers for the positions of police sergeant, police lieutenant, and police captain, IPMA-HR now offers the Public Safety Assessment Center System. The PSACS are carefully designed to allow agencies to administer their promotional assessment centers without incurring the added expense of hiring a consulting firm. Educational materials are provided with the system to guide you through each step of the process.
The PSACS is based on legal and professional guidelines and was designed by professional consultants who have more than 25 years of experience developing and administering police assessment centers at all levels of government. Research has shown that the assessment center method of testing accurately predicts performance on the job. In addition to having withstood court scrutiny, the assessment center method is well accepted by candidates and is viewed as a fair assessment tool. Assessment centers also provide valuable information that can be used for both individual and organizational development.
Each PSACS system contains detailed information including:
The PSACS for Sergeant includes a Subordinate Role Play Exercise, a Video-Based Technical Exercise, and a Video-Based In-Basket Exercise designed to assess the following competencies:
The PSACS for Lieutenant includes a Subordinate Role Play Exercise, a Video-Based Operational Exercise, and a Video-Based In-Basket Exercise designed to assess the following competencies:
The PSACS for Captain includes an Interactive Leadership Exercise, a Video-Based Public Interaction Exercise, and a Management Written Exercise designed to assess the following competencies:
“After each of the three exercises was administered, candidates made very positive comments on the job relatedness and fairness of the system. The assessors thought the scoring process was outlined very thoroughly which made their job much easier compared to their experience with other assessment centers. They were very impressed and requested information on PSACS to take back to their agencies. I received all the information I needed to make confident promotional decisions. Participation in the system also provided the candidates with a valuable opportunity to personally develop their skills and abilities. Their on-site employment testing specialist added to the professionalism of the system and assisted us in ensuring the assessment center ran smoothly.”
Police Chief - City of Asheville, NC
The PSACS is printed to order. As a result, pricing is dependent on a number of factors relating to your specific needs. The best way for us to accurately assess your needs is for you to fill out the PSACS Inquiry Form. One of our testing specialists will get in touch with you and discuss pricing and answer any questions you may have.