Written Exam Preparation
Manchester Township (NJ – Ocean County)
Course Registration Currently Closed
Course fee: $395
The Manchester Township Police Department in Ocean County (NJ) conducted a formal application process for entry-level police hiring. The department required that candidates download an application from their website at: Manchester Twp PD Recruitment (Click Here). Applications must have been completed and turned in by June 3, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. at police headquarters along with a resume, injury waiver (print out but do not sign until in the presence of Records Personnel), and a $75 check payable to the Manchester Township Police Department.
The written exam was administered within 3 days of the physical assessment. The PT assessment was administered on Saturday, June 8, 2019.
CCS Test Prep® offers the best and most focused program for the exam. Chief David A. Paprota, Ed.D. (Ret.) works with candidates via the CCS Test Prep® Online Learning Platform which has proven to be a much more effective method of training than simple in-class lecture. The prep program began on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 and remained accessible up to the time of the actual exam. For those who are unsure whether or not they can achieve 200 points on the physical to advance to the written test, I ask that you not register for the prep course.
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.
Those candidates looking to prepare to achieve a top score on an upcoming exam should contact CCS Test Prep® TODAY!
Course Tuition: $395.00
The officials in Manchester Township Police Department have contracted with the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) for the administration of the exam. The exam is actually produced and scored by a private vendor (I/O Solution – IOS). The exam has proven to be a very challenging law enforcement entry-level examination. It is known that 50% of candidates who actually sit for the exam “fail” to receive an acceptable score to remain in the process. Of those who are fortunate enough to pass, the vast majority achieve very low scores that just make the cut line.
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Dr. David A. Paprota, Ed.D.
Founder of Critical Concepts & Strategies (CCS Test Prep®)
As the premier entry-level law enforcement exam preparation company, Critical Concepts & Strategies (CCS Test Prep®) was founded by Dr. David A. Paprota to provide entry-level law enforcement candidates with the most effective exam preparation training possible. Dr. Paprota served as a chief of police with over 27 years of law enforcement experience and formally retired from law enforcement in August of 2016. Dr. Paprota has over 25 years of formal experience training candidates for the sophisticated, multi-factor psychometric examinations used for entry-level law enforcement. His formal research and education at Seton Hall University specifically focused on multi-factor psychometric testing which is the form of testing utilized in entry-level law enforcement. Dr. Paprota’s formal educational credentials, experience in exam preparation, and success in training law enforcement candidates are unmatched in the exam preparation industry.
As the Executive Director of CCS Test Prep®, Dr. Paprota ensures that only the most effective educational techniques and materials are utilized in the entry-level law enforcement exam preparation program. Only the most respected and credentialed instructors are permitted to teach a CCS Test Prep® course along side Dr. Paprota. Dr. Paprota has personally trained over 17,000 law enforcement candidates and incumbents in over the past 25 years.
CCS Test Prep® utilizes the most contemporary and sophisticated technology to enhance the learning experience of each student. Exams are formally scored utilizing sophisticated Scantron™ scoring equipment and a proprietary software-based scoring system developed by Dr. Paprota. This allows for the production of an individualized scoring report for each student. CCS Test Prep® students receive an individualized scoring report for both a Preliminary Diagnostic Examination administered at the beginning of the program as well as for the formal, Final Examination administered at the conclusion of the program. As a result, each student is keenly aware of his or her strengths and weaknesses to better guide the student’s studies as he or she prepares for the actual examination. This important aspect of the course further enhances the learning experience provided through the well-developed instruction, visual presentations, very focused course materials, and practice examinations.
Dr. David A. Paprota, Ed.D.
Dr. David A. Paprota began his law enforcement career in 1989 working as a special officer with the Beach Haven Police Department in New Jersey. He attended the Ocean County Police Academy, Class #54, in 1990 where he graduated #1 overall in his class. He joined the Tinton Falls Police Department in 1991 after finishing #1 on both the written and the physical open-competitive examinations. He transferred to the Lacey Township Police Department in 1992.
Dr. Paprota was promoted to Sergeant in 1998 after achieving the highest exam score in the State of New Jersey. He was then promoted to Lieutenant in 2001 after again achieving the highest exam score in the State of New Jersey. Likewise, after achieving the highest exam score in the State of New Jersey, he was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2005. With the exam process being “waived” by the civil service commission and the municipality, Dr. Paprota was ultimately promoted to the rank of Chief of Police in March of 2013.
Chief Paprota earned a Doctoral Degree, Ed.D., from Seton Hall University in 2012; a post-graduate Educational Specialist Degree, Ed.S., from Seton Hall University in 2008; a Master of Arts Degree, M.A., in Supervision and Administration from Seton Hall University in 1999; and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in 1996. Dr. Paprota is a graduate of the West Point Command and Leadership Program; he is a Certified Public Manager (CPM) through Fairleigh Dickinson University; and a member of Mensa as well as the National Honor Society. He is a published author and has produced a number of police training manuals.
Dr. Paprota has distinguished himself in the world of testing throughout the years by not only achieving the highest examination scores within his department on his promotional examinations, but he further distinguished himself in achieving the highest examination scores throughout the State of New Jersey for each of his promotional examinations. Furthermore, Dr. Paprota has conducted focused job-task-analyses as well as authored and administered promotional examination processes for multiple, non-civil service, municipal police departments. Assessment of law enforcement personnel through written and oral testing has been a passion of Dr. Paprota’s for over 25 years.
From 2000 through 2012, Dr. Paprota served as the vice-president and co-owner of the largest and most successful law enforcement training company in the State of New Jersey. With over 25 years of training experience and after training over 17,000 candidates, as of 2013, Dr. Paprota is focusing exclusively on entry-level law enforcement training with the formation of Critical Concepts & Strategies (CCS Test Prep®). In August of 2016, Dr. Paprota formally retired from law enforcement to focus on the continuing research and development necessary to maintain the top entry-level preparation program possible. Candidates who do their research will find that CCS Test Prep® is by far the best entry-level law enforcement training program available.