The Princeton Police Department has opened the application period for the written examination scheduled to be administered on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. The deadline for applications is set for Friday, August 31, 2018. Candidates wishing to apply for the Princeton Police Department written examination must do so via PoliceApp.com.
Serious candidates who would like to prepare for the written exam should contact CCS Test Prep® at http://www.ccstest.com/princeton/.
Test Announcement: Candidates interested in preparing for the 2018 Gloucester County “Alternate Route” police academy exam may contact CCS Test Prep® through the CCS website at this link: Exam Prep for Gloucester County Alternate Route. The application period for the competitive “alternate route” process for attending the Gloucester County Police Academy has opened with the application deadline set for Friday, September 14, 2018. The actual exam is scheduled to be administered Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018.
The Gloucester County Police Academy released the following information:
The Alternate Route Program allows civilians to sponsor themselves through the academy and is open to those who have completed ALL of the following:
- 60 College Credits by the end of the Fall 2018 semester from a regionally accredited school with a minimum GPA of 2.00 at the time of application. The 2.00 minimum GPA requirement is applicable to all college students, regardless of the number of credits they have earned at the time of application, OR
- Two years full-time active military service by December 31, 2018. This now may be substituted for the requirement of 60 college
All initial applications must be received by the Gloucester County Police Academy, 1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, New Jersey, no later than September 14, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. A head and shoulders photograph must be attached to the initial application. Additionally, provide the following attachments:
- If you are an applicant with 60 college credits, provide the academy with your current official transcript. If you won’t achieve your 60 college credits until December 2018, include a transcript showing the credits you have obtained thus far. Note: any remedial credit classes do not count toward the total of 60 college credits. No copies of college degrees will be accepted in lieu of an official transcript.
- If you are an applicant with at least two years full-time active military service, you must attach a copy of your DD214 to your application. If you have college credits in addition to your military experience, provide the academy with a current official transcript as well.
- Guidelines for photographs: Your photograph must be a color photograph taken within the last 60 days. Photographs should not exceed 4″ X 3″ and should be strictly a head and shoulders shot against a plain background. No props or hats are permitted. Applicants should be properly clothed and think of the photo as one to be submitted with a job application.
- $40.00 NON-REFUNDABLE application fee. Applicants must enclose a money order or cashier’s check payable to Gloucester County Police Academy when submitting the application. Personal checks or cash will not be accepted.
Any initial applications without the required attachments will not be accepted and will be returned immediately. Once again, unofficial transcripts are not acceptable, and the required official transcript must accompany your submitted paperwork. The police academy will not accept a transcript mailed to us separately from the rest of the application package, so keep this in mind when ordering transcripts. Have your official transcript sent to you directly, not the police academy. If feasible, it is in your best interest to go directly to your college to pick up your transcript.
After the application deadline, all eligible applicants who return this document with all required attachments will receive an email invitation to participate in phase one of the selection process, the written examination, which will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in a location on campus to be determined. If you do not report for the test, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE THE APPLICATION PROCESS. MAKE-UP TESTS WILL NOT BE GIVEN. Individuals who pass the written test will be invited to take a physical fitness assessment to be held on a Saturday in mid to late October, at 7:30 a.m. More details will follow.
Bear in mind that this is a daytime program costing approximately $1,800 to accepted candidates.
If you have any questions of the Gloucester County Police Academy Alternate Route Program, you should call Sue Rothfuss, Office Manager, or Donna Sentell, Office Assistant, at (856) 415-2266.
The above information from the Gloucester County Police Academy is from the Gloucester County Police Academy website posting. CCS Test Prep® is not involved with the administration of the exam nor is any representative of CCS Test Prep® involved with the selection process. CCS Test Prep® offers exam preparation services for those interested in working to achieve a higher score on the competitive written examination.
Dr. David A. Paprota, Ed.D.
Chief of Police (Ret.)
Test Announcement: Candidates interested in preparing for the 2018 Mercer County “Alternate Route” police academy exam may contact CCS Test Prep® through the CCS website at this link: Exam Prep for Mercer County Alternate Route. The application period for the competitive “alternate route” process for attending the Mercer County Police Academy opens with interested candidates attending a MANDATORY orientation meeting scheduled for Saturday, September 22, 2018. The actual exam is scheduled for Saturday, September 29th, 2018.
The Mercer County Police Academy released the following information:
2018 Orientation will be September 22, 2018
Location: Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08690
Room CM 110, Communications Building
Time: 9:00 AM
You must bring a check or money order for $60.00 to the orientation made out to:
“County of Mercer, c/o Mercer County Police Academy.” No cash will be accepted.
Attendance is mandatory to move on to the next stage in the alternate route testing process.
Written Examination date is scheduled for: September 29, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
Physical Fitness Testing date and time will be released at a later date
What is the Alternate Route Program?
The Alternate Route Program was designed to give individuals interested in becoming police officers the opportunity to attend a certified police training academy, at their own expense, prior to being hired by a police, sheriff’s or campus department.
Although successful completion of the program does not guarantee a position in law enforcement, graduates will have received training from a certified police academy and are able to pursue employment as a certified police officer.
The Basic Course for Police Officers is currently 21 weeks in duration and the Mercer County Police Academy is a non-residential program with trainees attending classes forty hours a week.
What are the requirements?
In order to apply for the program you:
- Must be at least 18 years of age and not over 35 at the completion of the program (for municipal police officers).
- Must be at least 18 years of age (for Sheriff’s Officers and College Campus Police Officers).
- Must have completed 60 college credits with a GPA of 2.5 or above prior to the first day of training or 2 years of active military service or a combination of the two. Applicants must supply a copy of their DD214 as proof of military service.
- Must be citizen of the United States.
- Must be a resident of the State of New Jersey
- Must be of good moral character, and not convicted of any criminal offense.
- Must be in good health, sound physical condition and able to participate in a rigorous physical training program.
- Must have a valid NJ Drivers License
What are the selection criteria?
- Mandatory attendance at the Alternate Route Orientation Meeting.
- Written Examination with a score of 70% or above.
- Initial Interview.
- Background Investigation.
- Medical Examination including Stress Test and Drug Test.
- Psychological Examination.
- Physical Fitness Test.
- Final Oral Interview.
How much does the Program cost?
The Total cost for the program is approximately $2,200.00 for Mercer County residents and $2,500.00 for out of county residents.
- Registration fee: $60.00 (covers application processing and written test)
- Medical, Stress and Psychological examinations: $607.00
- Uniform and Equipment: $900.00
- Tuition: $500.00 (Mercer County Residents) & $750.00 (Out-of County Residents).
- Insurance (health & liability).
What does the Basic Course for Police Officers involve?
- Basic training is 21 weeks in duration. There are over 100 subjects that are taught. The training includes but is not limited too: Professional Development; Criminal Justice System; Police Community Relations; Criminal Law; Legal Requirements of Arrest, Search, Seizure, Evidence, and Use of Force; Communications; Vehicle Operations; Emergency Medical Care; Weaponry and Unarmed Defense; Patrol Concepts; Traffic and Motor Vehicle Law; Criminal Investigation; Physical Fitness.
How do I apply?
All Alternate Route inquiries should be made to the Mercer County Police Academy office at 609-584-2302.
- Attend the Alternate Route Program Orientation meeting. The orientation session accomplishes 2 purposes; 1) program overview and 2) allows pre-application to the program. Orientation requires no fee but you can bring a $60.00 money order or personal check (no cash) made out to the “Mercer County Police Academy” at orientation if you wish to continue in the process. You will have the next five business days to register.
- Upon receipt of the $60.00 fee you will automatically be registered to take the written test which will be administered by Mercer County Police Academy. The date and time of the testing process will be established by the Academy.
- After the results are tabulated, you will be advised of your score and if you are eligible to continue. A 70% score is required to continue.
- You will then be given a date for the physical fitness exam and the events in which you will be tested.
- If you successfully complete the written exam and the physical fitness exam you will be given a comprehensive application package.
- Based on the results of the written test, fitness test and background investigation, you will be informed if you are eligible to continue and given the necessary time to complete a medical examination.
- If medically cleared, you will attend a psychological exam which will be conducted by a psychiatrist and/or psychologist selected by the academy’s Board of Directors.
- After completion of the above listed testing, you will be informed whether you have been chosen to attend the Final Interview.
Only those successfully completing these steps will be offered an appointment into the next available Basic Course for Police Office.
What happens to graduates of the Alternate Route Program?
Graduates are given three years from the date of graduation to find a position in law enforcement without having to return to an academy for retraining.
The above information from the Mercer County Police Academy is from the Mercer County Police Academy website posting. CCS Test Prep® is not involved with the administration of the exam nor is any representative of CCS Test Prep® involved with the selection process. CCS Test Prep® offers exam preparation services for those interested in working to achieve a higher score on the competitive written examination.
Dr. David A. Paprota, Ed.D.
Chief of Police (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police Cadet
Entry-Level (Trooper) Exam Prep
The Pennsylvania State Police have been accepting online applications via the state police website at PSP Application. The exam is a computer-based version of the Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery (LEAB) which includes a 2 hour and 30 minute time limit for a combined 148 questions. The Pennsylvania State Police entry-level written assessment is actually developed by a private vendor contracted by the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission (SCSC). The EB Jacobs company, as contracted by the State of Pennsylvania, has produced the Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery (LEAB). The LEAB is a 3-part assessment consisting of a 48 question Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT), 66 statement Work Styles Questionnaire (WSQ), and a 44 question Life Experience Survey (LES). Candidates must achieve a high composite score on the examination to proceed to the Oral Examination.
To learn more about preparation for the upcoming exam, contact Dr. David A. Paprota by completing the CONTACT FORM (Click Here). Dr. Paprota will personally respond to your inquiry within 72 hours.
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Test Prep Announcement: Candidates interested in preparing for the very competitive 2018 Morris County “Alternate Route” police academy exam may contact CCS Test Prep® through the CCS website at this link: Exam Prep for Morris County Alternate Route
or email an inquiry to [email protected] The application period for the competitive “alternate route” process for attending the Morris County Police Academy opened Monday, June 25th, 2018. Applications for the process must be submitted through PoliceApp.com at Morris County Alternate Route Application.
The Morris County Public Safety Training Academy released the following information:
MORRIS COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING ACADEMY
Registration will close Friday, August 17, 2018 OR when the maximum number of applications have been met.
ALTERNATE ROUTE BASIC COURSE FOR POLICE OFFICERS
The written examination will be held Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 5 PM at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 W. Hanover Ave., Parsippany, NJ.
STUDY GUIDES AVAILABLE:
Study Guides will be available for pickup at the academy between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. M-F during the dates applications are open (6/25/18 – 8/17/18). Proof of test registration will be required.
What is the Alternate Route Basic Course for Police Officers?
This program was designed to give individuals interested in becoming police officers, the opportunity to attend a police training academy at their own expense, prior to being hired by a police department.
Although successful completion of the program does not assure a participant a position in law enforcement, graduates will have received training from a certified police academy, and are able to pursue employment as a certified police officer.
Basic Police Training is conducted in the Spring and Fall of each year, and is 20 weeks in duration. The Morris County Public Safety Training Academy is not a residency school, thus allowing trainees to attend from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. each day.
As an Alternate Route Trainee your expenses will include:
Medical and Psychological Examinations
Uniforms and Equipment
for an approximate total cost of $4,500.00.
Candidates applying for the Alternate Route Program MUST meet the following requirements:
Is a citizen of the United States
Is sound in body and of good health sufficient to satisfy the board of trustees of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement system of New Jersey as to his eligibility for membership in the retirement system.
Is able to read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently.
Is of good moral character, and has not been convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude.
Must have minimum of 60 college credits or two (2) years active military service or a combination of the two. (Must provide proof of military service – DD214).
Must be resident of the State of New Jersey.
Individuals must provide two (2) proofs of residency.
The selection process consists of:
Physical Agility Test ( Watch a video on the Physical Agility Test below!)
Comprehensive Background Investigation
Drug Testing Through Urinalysis.
Registrations began Monday, June 25, 2018 through Friday August 17, 2018.
The above information from the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy is from the PoliceApp.com posting. CCS Test Prep® is not involved with the administration of the exam nor is any representative of CCS Test Prep® involved with the selection process. CCS Test Prep® offers exam preparation services for those interested in working to achieve a higher score on the competitive written examination.
Dr. David A. Paprota, Ed.D.
Chief of Police (Ret.)