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Public Safety Assessment Center System (Sgt/Lt/Capt)

Test Number: 
PSACS Inspection Copy
Test Audience: 
Police
Test Type: 
Promotional
Price: $0.00

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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:

  • Assessment Center Model and Exercise Materials
  • Content Validation Guidelines and Materials
  • Project Management Plan
  • Assessor Trainer Guidelines and Training Materials
  • Sample Scoring Forms, Rating Scales and Scoring Guidelines
  • Candidate Orientation Guidelines and Orientation Materials
  • Miscellaneous Support Materials
  • CD-ROM containing Assessor Training and Candidate Training PowerPoint Presentations as well as examples of support materials

Police Sergeant Assessment Center System

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:

  • Problem Identification and Analysis
  • Decision Making/Decisiveness
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal and Community Relations
  • Planning and Supervising
  • Applied Technical Knowledge

Police Lieutenant Assessment Center System

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:

  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Decision Making/Judgment
  • Technical and Professional Knowledge
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness/Influencing

Police Captain Assessment Center System

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:

  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Decision Making/Judgment
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness/Leading
  • Planning, Coordinating, and Resource Management

 

“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

Pricing and More Information

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.

Notes
  • The administration of the video-based exercises has been automated and includes all candidate instructions and time clocks on the video.
  • Please contact IPMA-HR at least two to three months prior to your test administration date. IPMA-HR requires a minimum of four weeks to process your PSACS order, which includes time for printing and billing. Your agency will then need one to two months to plan, schedule, and run the assessment center, depending on your agency’s experience with administering assessment centers.