The FPSI Police TPM assesses critical skills needed to succeed as an entry-level police officer. Candidates are given the Test Preparation Manual to study for 3 to 5 weeks. They are then administered a multiple-choice test measuring their acquisition and retention of the material in the Manual.
- The TPM process is designed to address all applicable provisions of the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures and to be in accord with professional standards for tests.
- The Test Preparation Manual is similar in format to materials read on the job and in the police academy.
- The TPM process replicates the process applied on the job of learning information and being tested on that information.
- It allows for educationally disadvantaged candidates to compensate by extra study, as they could on the job.
- The use of “mini-academies” can further reduce adverse impact and test anxiety.
- The TPM test has twice been found valid in Federal District Courts.
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FPSI addresses the federal Uniform Guidelines On Employee Selection Procedures.
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