Public Safety Assessment Center System (Sgt/Lt/Capt)

Administration Fee Notice

Unless otherwise noted, all test orders are subject to a $97 base administration fee.

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PSACS Inspection Copy

You can assess the promotional potential of police personnel in your department — without incurring the expense of a consulting firm — with the Public Safety Assessment Center System (PSACS). A valuable tool used by law enforcement agencies across the nation, the PSACS accurately predicts a candidate’s on-the-job performance at the following ranks:

  • SERGEANT
  • LIEUTENANT
  • CAPTAIN

Included in every PSACS:

  • Assessment Center Model and Exercise Materials
  • Content Validation Guidelines and Materials
  • Project Management Plan
  • Assessor Trainer Guidelines and Training Materials
  • Sample Scoring Forms, Rating Scales and Scoring Guidelines
  • Candidate Orientation Guidelines and Orientation Materials
  • Miscellaneous Support Materials
  • CD-ROM containing Assessor Training and Candidate Training PowerPoint presentations, as well as examples of support materials

The PSACS was designed by professional consultants who have more than 25 years of experience developing and administering police assessment centers at all levels of government. The system adheres to federal legal guidelines and industry-established professional guidelines. In addition to having withstood court scrutiny, the assessment center method is accepted by candidates and is universally viewed as a fair and unbiased assessment tool.

The following table provides detailed information regarding each system (by rank), including PSACS-specific content and the competencies assessed.


System (by rank) Competencies Assessed

SERGEANT



The PSACS for sergeant includes a subordinate role-play exercise, a video-based technical exercise and a video-based in-basket exercise.




  • Problem Identification & Analysis

  • Decision-Making/Decisiveness

  • Oral Communication

  • Written Communication

  • Interpersonal & Community Relations

  • Planning & Supervising

  • Applied Technical Knowledge



LIEUTENANT



The PSACS for lieutenant includes a subordinate role-play exercise, a video-based operational exercise and a video-based in-basket exercise.




  • Analysis & Problem Solving

  • Decision-Making/Judgment

  • Technical & Professional Knowledge

  • Oral Communication

  • Written Communication

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness/Influencing



CAPTAIN



The PSACS for captain includes an interactive leadership exercise, a video-based public interaction exercise and a video-based management written exercise.




  • Analysis & Problem Solving

  • Decision-Making/Judgment

  • Oral Communication

  • Written Communication

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness/Leading

  • Planning, Coordinating & Resource Management



PRICING & REQUESTS FOR MORE INFORMATION

Every PSACS is printed to order; therefore, pricing is dependent on a number of factors related to your agency-specific needs. In order to expedite your request, please fill out the PSACS Inquiry Form. One of our testing specialists will be in touch within two business days to discuss pricing and to answer any questions you may have. You may also call our Assessment Services Department at 1-800-381-TEST (8378).

  PLEASE NOTE: In order to ensure the timely delivery of your PSACS, please contact IPMA-HR a minimum of 90 days prior to your test administration date. We require a minimum of four weeks to process your PSACS order. Additionally, your agency will need 1-2 months to plan, schedule and run the assessment center, depending on your experience.