Written Exam Preparation
Cherry Hill (Camden County, NJ)
Entry-Level Written Exam
The officials of the Cherry Hill (NJ) Police Department announced a competitive testing process for 2020 and the application process was facilitated through www.PoliceApp.com. The deadline for the submission of applications was set as Friday, May 1st, 2020. The officials of the Cherry Hill Police Department chose to use the Police Officer Selection Test (POST) exam from Stanard and Associates, Inc. Those who put the work and commitment into their preparation and skill development were in the best position to advance in the process to get hired. The written examination was scheduled to be administered during various sessions from September 1, 2020 through September 19, 2020.
Those who score high enough on the written exam are invited by the Cherry Hill Police Department to participate in the Physical Assessment. Candidates can review the physical exercises and the proper form expected with each exercise by reviewing the video posted below on this page.
CCS Test Prep® program for the Cherry Hill PD Exam is CURRENTLY CLOSED.
This competitive written exam is different than all other exams used in New Jersey. CCS Test Prep® offers the best, skill-development prep for this particular exam. Chief David A. Paprota, Ed.D. (Ret.) works with candidates via the CCS Test Prep® Online Learning Platform up to the day of the test which has proven to be a much more effective method of training than simple in-class lecture.
The CCS Test Prep® Program is a very focused training course. Chief David A. Paprota, Ed.D. (Ret.) works with students using an online platform for the two weeks leading up to the actual exam. Along with videos and instructional lessons, students have the ability to complete online practice quizzes which are instantly scored and include answer guides to ensure maximum retention and understanding. This focused approach has proven to be far superior to in-class lectures and has produced exceptional results.
Candidates who were looking to prepare to achieve a top score on the exam completed the CCS Test Prep® program!
The Cherry Hill Police Department contracts a private company for the administration of the nationally validated exam. The exam is actually produced and scored by the private vendor, Stanard and Associates, Inc. The exam has proven to be a very competitive and challenging hurdle for police candidates.
The Cherry Hill Police Department utilizes the following New Jersey Police Training Commission (PTC) physical agility standards to assess candidates:
- 300 Meter Run in 70.1 seconds or less;
- 24 Push-ups in 1 minute or less;
- Vertical Jump of 15 inches or more;
- 28 Sit-ups in 1 minute or less; and
- 1.5 Mile Run in 15 minutes and 55 seconds or less.
Since the above minimum standards are required for participation in a New Jersey basic police academy, most police departments have implemented this testing as part of their selection process.
The most common deficiencies identified during the physical testing tend to be in the area of sit-ups and push-ups (in that order). Not because the standards are too high, but actually due to candidates who are otherwise in good shape not realizing the challenge of the perfect form required in a one-time attempt under strict time limitations. In a hiring process, there are no do-overs. When time is called, if the candidate doesn’t have 28 strict form sit-ups and/or 24 strict form push-ups completed, he or she “fails” the physical. No candidate should go into the this physical test without specifically training to complete these particular exercises well beyond the standards listed.
Only those candidates who score high enough on the written exam will be invited to physical assessment being conducted in late July of 2020.
The following video is openly available online as produced by the Police Academy Directors Association to assist candidates in preparing for the pre-academy physical agility test. It is highly recommended that candidates review this video to focus on proper form to train/practice in advance of the Cherry Hill PD physical assessment.
It is highly recommended that candidates focus on these specific exercises as part of a well structured physical training routine. DO NOT assume that because you weight lift that you are prepared for the push ups or because you ride a bicycle regularly that you are prepared for the run. As a serious law enforcement candidate, you should maintain top physical shape and conditioning to ensure that you can excel on any physical assessment during the hiring process.
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