Applicant Testing

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Written Test Information

The written test will be a three-hour multiple choice test, consisting of five sub-tests designed to measure constructs required for successful job performance as a police officer.

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Writing Ability
  • Situational Judgment/Human Relations
  • Reasoning/Analyzing
  • Reading Comprehension

Those eligible to test will receive an email with information on how to schedule their testing.  Once applicants select their written test date, they will receive information on how to obtain the reading comprehension booklet and a study guide. Testing will be held weekly.

Oral Interview Information

For those candidates that pass the written examination with a score of 70% or higher, instructions to complete the video based interview will be sent.  A Panel will consisting of CSPD Sworn Officers will rate the oral interview. Applicants will be asked questions and assessed an overall score on their responses.  Written test scores and oral board scores will be combined to determine banding.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an “otherwise qualified applicant” with a disability to participate in the testing process (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991).  Applicants who require reasonable accommodations to test should contact our agency by the close of the application process.  Accommodations must be requested prior to taking any of the testing components. Please contact Cassie Mills at for information.

Testing Dates

Written tests are scheduled on Thursdays at the Police Operations Center Computer Lab (705 S. Nevada Avenue) after the application is submitted and accepted.  Candidates are encouraged to sign up early. 

Candidates will be given a final due date on the Oral Interview.