Public Safety Testing
Since 1976 Stanard & Associates, Inc. has been providing public safety agencies across the United States with testing and assessment solutions for all stages of a public safety career. We specialize in entry-level and promotional testing for police departments, fire departments, county sheriff’s departments and correctional facilities. Providing Quality through Selection enables our clients to select and promote the most qualified personnel to serve their community.
Stanard & Associates helps public safety agencies ensure the candidates they recruit will be able to perform effectively once on the job. Stanard & Associates has developed the tools you need to ensure recruits can handle the mental and physical demands of a career in public safety. Our entry-level written selection tests for police, fire, corrections and dispatcher candidates help agencies find out whether candidates possess the basic skills necessary to perform effectively. Job-related physical ability exams help screen out those candidates unable to perform the minimum physical requirements of the job. Finally, our structured oral interviews and psychological evaluations help agencies achieve the proper match between the candidate and the job.
We also work with public safety agencies to ensure that the most qualified candidates are promoted to the next rank. Written job knowledge exams help public safety managers determine which candidates understand the job-specific information necessary to perform at the next level. As job requirements change, so too must the assessment strategies. Our other assessment solutions, such as structured oral interviews, physical ability exams and psychological evaluations are effective in a promotional context as well. Moreover, structured assessment center exercises allow an agency to “look ahead” and see how a candidate would perform in a certain type of situation.
Thousands of public safety agencies nationwide use our testing products. The states of Iowa, Utah and Wyoming have mandated the use of our entry-level written test for their police officers. Our products are also endorsed by 25 state chiefs of police associations for use by departments in their state. Our extensive testing and assessment experience allows us to meet our goal of Helping You Select the Best.