Oral Board and Interview Preparation
For information regarding available, personal Oral Board and Interview preparation services, please complete and submit the form below. Only those candidates who complete the below form will be considered for oral board and interview preparation with Chief Troy E. Oswald, M.A. (Ret.).
Anyone currently serving as a law enforcement officer knows the anxiety generated by the oral board and interview process when competing for an entry-level position and how important the interview is in being selected. Once the written test is completed and a high score is achieved, candidates then must prove themselves through oral boards and/or interviews which ultimately carry more weight than the written test. While a high exam score gets the candidate to the interview, it is the interview that is ultimately the deciding factor.
In addition to preparing students for the cognitive component of entry-level law enforcement exams, Chief E. Oswald specializes in conducting interview preparation for candidates as they advance in the selection process. For more than 20 years, Chief Oswald has been conducting oral board preparation for candidates ranging from entry-level all of the way through to Chief of Police. His research and proven techniques have made the difference with candidates achieving perfect scores in very competitive scored oral board processes.
Please complete and submit the below form.
Unless otherwise indicated, you will be added to the CCS Test Prep® email list to receive updates from Chief Paprota regarding New Jersey entry-level testing. Aside from the entry-level “Chief’s Exams” which are administered throughout the year, the New Jersey Civil Service Commission is expected to announce the next statewide Law Enforcement Examination (LEE) in 2021/22.
Troy E. Oswald, M.A.
Chief of Police (Paterson PD)
Troy E. Oswald has over 27 years of police experience and currently serves as the Chief of the City of Paterson Police Department in New Jersey. Chief Oswald holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University and a Master of Arts Degree in Education from Seton Hall University. He has been an adjunct professor since 1996 and has taught in several colleges and universities; including Seton Hall University, Passaic County Community College, and Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Chief Oswald is currently a New Jersey Police Training Commission (PTC) certified police instructor. He has been teaching criminal law, constitutional law and other specialized law enforcement topics to experienced law enforcement officers as well as academy recruits since 1994. He is known for being a dynamic presenter with an extensive knowledge of the topics he teaches. In addition to preparing students for the cognitive component of entry-level law enforcement exams, Chief Oswald specializes in conducting interview preparation for candidates as they advance in the selection process.
Chief Oswald is a respected expert in the field of standardized promotional and entry-level testing. He holds the distinction of achieving a perfect score on a promotional examination which is a testament to his practical and advanced knowledge of law enforcement testing. His years of experience in preparing candidates for both entry-level and promotional law enforcement testing is a benefit to all who have the privilege of attending a course taught by Chief Oswald.