Before you begin your career protecting your local citizens, you will need to pass a police psychological exam. This exam allows law enforcement agencies to determine if applicants can handle the emotional requirements of being a police officer.
At Stanford Couples Counseling, our skilled clinical psychologist Dr. Jennifer Fast will perform your psych evaluation for law enforcement at our comfortable offices in Dallas, Fort Worth or Plano, Texas.
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What Is the Police/Public Safety Officer Psychological Evaluation?
Your police officer psychological evaluation process will vary depending on your specific law enforcement agency. Most evaluations generally include:
- Psychological tests: These multiple-choice surveys may take some time to complete. They contain statements with which you must indicate if you strongly agree, agree, are neutral, disagree and strongly disagree.
- In-person interview: During this stage, you will meet with Dr. Jennifer Fast, who will ask questions about your background, lifestyle, work history and job expectations.
Receive Your Evaluation From Our Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Fast
At Stanford Couples Counseling, we are proud to have Dr. Jennifer Fast on our staff to complete police psychological evaluations. When you meet with Dr. Fast, she will administer your evaluation in a professional and friendly manner.
Dr. Fast is not responsible for any hiring decisions and will not evaluate your overall mental health. The only goal of this evaluation is to see if you can handle the stress that accompanies a job in the police force. Once you complete your evaluation, Dr. Fast will forward the results to the hiring agency.
What to Expect During Your Police Psychological Evaluation
Your police psychological evaluation may feel similar to a job interview.
Prior to the appointment you will receive a questionnaire about your background and personal history. These questions may ask about drug use, employment history and what you believe to be your weaknesses and strengths.
Next, you will receive a series of multiple-choice assessments. It may take several hours to complete these assessments, which gauge your honesty and consistency.
The final step in your police department psychological evaluation is an in-person interview with Dr. Fast. She may ask you questions about your personal history or clarify the answers you gave during the self-interview. Dr. Fast may also ask you what your expectations are for the job or if you are experiencing symptoms of fatigue or depression.
Schedule Your Police Psychological Evaluation at Stanford Couples Counseling Today
With locations in Dallas, Fort Worth and Plano, Texas, and online options, Stanford Couples Counseling is a convenient option for your police psychological evaluation needs. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Fast today to learn more about our police officer psychological testing process.
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