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Law Enforcement Promotion Written Exams

Our C.O.P.S. rank promotion exams identify candidates that display significant managerial and decision-making knowledge and analyze additional traits vital for successful leadership.  Rank-level exams were developed from selected managerial and supervisory text as well as comprehension and decision making assessments.  Our exams meet all governing legislation, and are valid, reliable and fair to all.

Law Enforcement Custom Written Promotion Exam

Adding a custom written test developed from your own operations policy and procedure manual or other in-house materials will enhance your promotion exam. Conducting a policy and procedures exam will provide added insight into how well your officers understand the policies that govern their daily responsibilities.

Our professional test developers will create a custom written promotion exam taken from information stipulated in your department’s standard operations procedures manual.  The Standard Operating Procedures/General Orders Exam can be incorporated with any of our C.O.P.S. Written Rank Promotion Exams. 

The custom Standard Operating Procedures Exam is personalized to the particular requirements of each department.  It enables supervisors to identify every candidate’s level of knowledge pertaining to required operation procedures.

The Standard Operating Procedures Exam is scored as part of the entire written test battery generating an overall numerical score that represents the achievement of each candidate participating in the testing process.  Your management team can easily review each individual’s accomplishments on the Candidate Profile Report provided.  The report indicates their success, by  bar graph, for each dimension evaluated.  

Law Enforcement Promotion Assessment Center

The Promotion Assessment Center is an exceptional instrument designed to scrutinize each promotion candidate’s effective leadership and managerial expertise. Multiple customized scenarios, drawn from department operation procedures, require group and individual participation to comprise the unbiased and valid Promotional Assessment Center. This process integrates several exercises simulating responsibilities and tasks required of rank personnel. Evaluation panels are comprised of department senior management personnel and human resource specialists. They are trained to analyze verbal articulation, communication skills, problem solving ability, decision-making style and department operational knowledge to assess each candidate’s leadership qualities.



The Tinley Park Civil Service Commission would like to extend its thanks to COPS Testing Service for the professional approach in administering the Sergeant’s promotional exam, including an assessment, for the Tinley Park Police Department.

The entire testing process was well managed and efficient.


Ed Brosius

Chairman, Civil Service Commission

“We shopped around and your company always came out on top”

~ Ed Brosius ~