Applicant Testing

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

Panel Members will consist of CSPD Sworn Officers. Applicants will be asked questions and assessed an overall score on their response. You must successfully pass the written exam to be eligible for the oral interview.  Candidates will be notified if they pass the written examination and given directions on how to schedule the oral interview. Oral interviews will be held weekly.

  •  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 for information.

Testing Dates

Written tests will be scheduled from February 1 - April 19.  They will be administered on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a morning and afternoon session.  Designated test dates will be blocked out for out of state candidates.

Oral Interviews will be given every Friday from February 9 - April 27.  Desiganted test dates will be blocked out for out of state candidates.

All test dates are on a first come, first serve basis.  Candidates are encouraged to sign up early.