Entry-Level Law Enforcement

The Law Enforcement Entry-Level Exam is designed to identify those individuals who possess the abilities needed to be successful as an entry level officer. Identified through a thorough job analysis, the examination evaluates several abilities including the following: Spatial Orientation; Flexibility of Closure (Observational Judgment); Serial Recall (Span Memory); Memory for Ideas; Spatial Scanning; Memory for Relationships; Verbal Comprehension; Problem Sensitivity; Visualization; Semantic Ordering; Paired Associate Memory; and Induction (Identifying Themes and Ideas). After determining the measurable abilities, consideration is given to item format and content to ensure job relatedness and to reduce adverse impact without sacrificing relevance. Items are written to measure those dimensions/abilities identified through the job analysis as necessary for the performance of important tasks. The Law Enforcement Entry-Level Exam may be used in two ways. This test is available as an online form.

Police Selection Assessment & Testing

S.H.I.E.L.D.® was designed to help decision makers in the selection of entry-level police officers. Each component of this police selection assessment battery assesses specific skills and abilities needed to be a successful police officer. The S.H.I.E.L.D.® test battery has been validated to predict the success of an entry-level police officer.

The S.H.I.E.L.D.® Test Battery is comprised of three (3) separate law enforcement assessment tests; each one designed to focus on the assessment of specific skills and abilities. Morris & McDaniel also offers a video based Structured Oral Presentation Exercise. This exercise assesses important dimensions for effective police work.

This comprehensive police situational judgment test battery is available in both a paper and pencil version and a computerized version. The paper and pencil version has administration manuals to walk the administrators through the police selection assessment and testing process. The computerized version is provided to ease the burden of test administration. Test administration and management is uncomplicated and requires only basic computer skills such as facility with a computer mouse. The paper and pencil version is equally valid.

Test Battery

Reading Ability For Police Test (RAP)

To screen out all candidates who are not able to read at the level required for successful performance in the training process both in pre-job and on-the-job training.

Candidate Profile Summary For Police (CPS-P)

To assess the integrity, work ethic, and service orientation of police officer candidates.

Entry-Level Police Test (ELP)

To identify those individuals who possess the abilities needed to be successful as a police officer. The abilities measured are spatial orientation, problem sensitivity, semantic ordering, flexibility of closure, verbal comprehension, visualization, memorization, and inductive reasoning.

Structured Oral Presentation Exercise (SOP)

To measure performance dimensions important to effective police work, such as judgment, problem identification and analysis, oral communication, and service orientation.

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