To help prepare applicants for a police officer career and the hiring process, the Personnel Division offers workshops and practice physical abilities tests.
What It’s Like to Be a Police Officer
- Useful for people who are beginning to think about policing as a career and want to know more about daily duties and experiences of a police officer
- What an individual can do to prepare themselves for the career
- Opportunity to speak with police officers about daily job routines, internal race or gender concerns, likes/dislike about the career
Test, Oral Interview, and Statement of Personal History (SPH) Preparation Workshop
- General Career Information
- What an individual can do to prepare for the career.
- Talk about daily job routines, internal race or gender concerns, likes/dislike about the career.
- Test and Oral Interview Preparation
- Covers step-by-step specifics of the written test
- Review\oral interview process
- Discuss scenario question expectations
- Statement of Personal History
- Explain step-by-step instructions for SPH - including format and content.
- Discuss Required Documents that will accompany the SPH
Physical Ability Test
- Useful for anyone who is curious about what it will take to pass the Physical Ability Test
- Most useful at least a few months ahead of test time to allow for more preparation
- The Personnel Division will not keep any scores - Practice PAT is simply an opportunity to experience the course. However if you are in our application process we will keep your passing score for one year from the date you took the test