Essentials of Law Enforcement Management Promotional Examinations
The Essentials of Law Enforcement Management promotional examinations for First Line Supervisor, Middle Manager, and Upper Command were developed specifically for law enforcement agencies to determine the extent to which candidates possess the necessary job knowledge required for success as law enforcement supervisors. The law enforcement exams were developed based on job analysis data collected from law enforcement agencies across the nation. The job analysis results provided the empirical data for determining the relevant knowledge areas that are evaluated by the Essentials of Law Enforcement Management examinations. Whether you use one of our stock examinations or work with IOS to generate a semi-custom law enforcement examination, IOS’ Essentials of Law Enforcement Management examinations will provide an optimal solution for promoting individuals within your agency.
- Length: 100 questions
- Administration Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, plus 15 minutes for instructions
- Appropriate for Testing the Following Ranks:
- First Line Supervisor: First line supervisor positions, specifically the rank of sergeant
- Middle Manager: Mid-level agency supervisors, specifically the rank of lieutenant
- Upper Command: Upper command positions, specifically the rank of captain
- Publishing Schedule: A new version is published annually to reflect updated editions of reference materials
- Free Local Validation: You are strongly encouraged to complete a Local Validation Survey to support your department’s use of the exam. IOS will assist you in ensuring that the use of the examination is valid for your agency.
- Free Cut-Score Analysis: You are strongly encouraged to complete an Item Review Survey to establish a local cut-score for the examination.
- Constitutional Law
- Supervision, Management, and Leadership
- Tactics and Strategy
- Investigations, Procedures, and Prosecution
- Modern Policing Topics
Semi-Custom Law Enforcement Exam Option:
Using the stock version of one of the Essentials of Law Enforcement Management examinations as a base, IOS is able to remove or replace items to tailor the law enforcement examination to your agency’s specific needs.
To establish the evidence needed to modify the examination’s parameters, you will be asked to complete two surveys– one will involve rating specific knowledge areas and topic areas with relation to the target position within your agency, while the other will involve rating the relevance and appropriateness of the exam items selected for your department. You will also provide ratings of item difficulty in order to determine a cut-score for the examination.
IOS will analyze your survey results and generate a version of the law enforcement examination that is tailored to the specifications of the target job within your agency.*
*The semi-custom exam option does not include custom item-writing. If you are interested in an examination including items written from departmental or other source materials, please contact IOS’ consulting division.
Stock Law Enforcement Exam Features:
- Per exam usage fee
- Ability to drop irrelevant knowledge areas (e.g. Constitutional Law) from exam (this service will result in an exam with less than 100 items)
- Free local validation available
- Free cut-score analysis available
Semi-Custom Law Enforcement Exam Features:
- Per exam usage fee plus one-time customization fee
- Ability to drop irrelevant knowledge areas, sub-dimensions, or topic areas from exam
- Ability to replace dropped items with items from our item bank
- Custom scoring
- Custom booklet printing
- Custom technical reporting for your agency
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