Assess entry-level candidates’ maturity, motivation, decision-making, communication, and interpersonal skills in a face-to-face setting with IPMA-HR’s Police Officer Structured Interview System (POSIS). This innovative assessment system makes it easy for you to:



A successful oral interview process.



Your panel members on the interview questions and ratings guidelines of the system.



Candidates on the attributes critical to success on the job, including personal experiences, problem-solving skills, and their ability to think under pressure.

Based on extensive research and development methods, including studies with nearly 1,000 candidates, it has been determined that the scores obtained through POSIS are very reliable and valid. With a high rate of consistency across multiple interviewers and panels, the POSIS system has a remarkably high degree of acceptance from agency administrators, examiners and candidates. 

POSIS has everything you need, including:

  • Administrator’s Manual to guide you through the process, with all the forms you need and an Excel spreadsheet to assist in calculating final scores.
  • Panelist Training Manual with PowerPoint Presentation and Video that includes videotaped "candidates" to give panelists scoring practice.
  • Panelist Booklets with questions, scoring guidance, benchmarks and rating scales.
  • Score Sheets and all other forms you’ll need.

POSIS Pricing

Product Panelists Cost
Base Package
Base package is required for first time purchases.
10 $475
Panelist Set 1 $20

A description of each form is included in the free POSIS inspection copy. Contact the Assessment Services Department to request an inspection copy.

Questions? See our POSIS FAQ.