Notice to Applicant

PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST:

  • Photo Identification is required for participation
  • Physical Assessment will be completed rain or shine.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early
  • Wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions (T-SHIRTS, SHORTS, RUNNING SHOES ECT...)
  • Bring water for hydration
  • Applicants not dressed appropriately or late will not be permitted to test

WRITTEN EXAM:

  • Photo Identification is required for participation
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early
  • Wear appropriate clothing for classroom setting
  • Applicants not dressed appropriately or late will not be permitted to test

There are no make-up tests

  • Incomplete or illegible applications will be discarded
  • Most all communications between NWPAR and the applicant will be in email form. Please ensure email is correct and current
  • Act 120 training is not a requirement
  • You must be at least 20 years of age or older to apply
  • You must have a valid driver's license
  • All portions of the application must be completed to participate

Important Information about the Written Test

The Northwest PA Regional Police Testing Consortium will conduct an entry-level police officer written test which will measure critical job skills such as reading, math, writing and grammar skills, reasoning, critical thinking, etc.

To assist in preparing for the written examination candidates are strongly advised to print the (no charge) Reading Comprehension Manual to study and memorize as there will be 20 questions in the written test covering this reading material. Please follow this link to print the Reading Comprehension Manual: http://fpsi.com/docs/National-Police-Select-Test-Reading-Comprehension-Manual.pdf

Once this Reading Comprehension Manual has been adequately studied candidates are also invited to purchase an optional Candidate Orientation Guide. The orientation guide is not mandatory but will assist you in preparing with practice test questions covering all aspects of the written test. The orientation guide is $10 and will be available for download by following these purchasing instructions:

Applicants may order the "NPST-R Candidate Orientation Guide" by clicking the following link: http://www.fpsi.com/police-candidate-orientation-guide/. The NPST_R Candidate Orientation Guide can be downloaded as a PDF file and saved or printed.

Please read through the disclaimer in order to have a successful download. Payments will be submitted through PayPal via an account or credit/debit card. The download link will be located on the Order Details-Checkout Status page once payment is submitted and PayPal automatically redirects back to the FPSI page. Applicants must pay close attention to ALL instructions on both FPSI and PayPal's websites in order to access the instant download successfully.

We hope you find this information helpful as your prepare to test for the position of entry-level Police Officer.