New “Upcoming Tests!” Page Added to the CCS Test Prep® Website – For a new candidate, one of the most frustrating aspects of law enforcement testing is not knowing when jurisdictions announce an application period and testing cycle. There is currently no one method, source, or location for such announcements.
While some agencies use the exceptional services provided by companies like PoliceApp.com or organizations like the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP), most agencies announce a short application period with very little fanfare or publicity. Many “ideal candidates” are unaware of the brief application periods offered until it is too late and the deadline for applications has passed. For this reason, Dr. David A. Paprota (Chief of Police, Ret.) has dedicated a page on the CCS Test Prep® website exclusively for maintaining a list of some notable departments and academies that are currently accepting applications for “open competitive” law enforcement testing. The list will be regularly updated and will focus on agencies offering open competitive exams for new candidates and will not include those agencies only offering positions to “certified” officers.
While the list will focus on testing in the New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Delaware general area, it will also include some other “Open Enrollment” exams of interest from around the country (e.g, Chicago PD).
While other exam preparation companies focus on promotional exam preparation for rank positions (Sgt., Lt., Capt, etc.) and only reluctantly dabble in entry-level exam prep, Dr. Paprota of CCS Test Prep® is dedicated exclusively, on a full-time basis, to his relentless exam research, development of the most up-to-date materials, and formally preparing entry-level law enforcement candidates for the most challenging of the multi-factor psychometric assessments utilized for competitive entry-level law enforcement testing.
Please share this information with anyone you know who may be interested in applying for an entry-level law enforcement exam in the future. While this tends to be a very slow time of year for law enforcement examinations, the months to come and the new year will begin a continuous series of application periods and open competitive exams. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!