Failing the NYPD Psych Test

When going through the NYPD hiring process it is important for Candidates to be engaged and respond promptly throughout the process. The quicker a Candidate responds back to their investigator, fills out their paperwork and schedules their appointments, the faster the process will go.

Candidates should also know that there are 3 things that will

The first step a Candidate must take to become a NYPD Police Officer is to pass the written exam, which is administered by the NYC Department for Citywide Administration Services (DCAS). There are a total of 55 questions that must be completed on the exam. Candidates have two hours to complete the exam, and are

What is the Job Standard Test (also known as JST)?

The JST is a Physical Assessment used by the NYPD in which Candidates must finish a continuous physical test in 4 minutes and 28 seconds to pass. It includes sprinting 50 feet, getting over a barrier, climbing stairs, demonstrating the ability to physically restrain someone, running

While there are no medications that will automatically disqualify a Candidate from being hired as a police officer, the NYPD will carefully assess and evaluate any medication you have used. They will want to know the reasons you are/were prescribed such medication, the symptoms the medication are/were meant to address, how well the medication worked

A Candidate will not be disqualified by the NYPD simply because they have attended therapy/counseling. They will however, want to investigate the facts surrounding the therapy/counseling to better understand the circumstances which led the Candidate to seek therapy/counseling in the first place. They will also want to know how the therapy/counseling went , what the

The NYPD written testing is a full day of paperwork, administered in a group setting. Candidates should be prepared to complete autobiographical questionnaires, symptom inventories, and two lengthy objective personality inventory measures.

The oral interview is a one-on-one evaluation with a Psychologist who will ask you questions about your educational, employment, psychological, medical and legal

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Screening Psychologists are responsible for collecting, reviewing and integrating test data, personal history information (including pertinent medical records), and clinical interview data, which they then utilize to determine the suitability of a Candidate. Screening Psychologists must be careful to minimize their reliance on impressionistic judgments and maximize their use of evidence-based methods and strategies when

Candidates must be open and honest during their Psychological Interview. If the Interviewing Psychologist detects any type of deception, such deception could be viewed as grounds for Disqualification. While it may be assumed that deceptive people tend to be more evasive, less talkative, have longer response times and may deflect or avoid responses to direct

The length of a Candidate’s interview is based on the time the Psychologist needs to reach their goals and objectives. The entire interview process, from preparation (including review of the psychological test results, psychological history questionnaire, background investigation report, and any other relevant mental health treatment or evaluation records) through the interview itself generally takes