Police Promotion Tests

Police Corporal Sergeant Lieutenant Captain Promotion ExamsAdvanced Police Promotional Testing Course: Hundreds of Police Promotional Exam Questions from Each of Your Textbooks!  

Take real Police Promotional Exams with up to 500+ questions from each of the 100+ major textbooks used in Corporal - Detective - Sergeant - Lieutenant and Captain promotions. 

BONUS in-basket and interview assessments, promotional oral board videos and MUCH, MUCH MORE - FREE with your membership!

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Police Corporal Sergeant Lieutenant Captain Promotion ExamsOur Mission: YOU finishing at the TOP of your agency's promotion list!

This is the Advanced Police Promotional Testing Course, featuring hundreds of real promotional test questions written specifically for each of your textbooks. This course is from the nation's leader in law enforcement promotional testing education and exam preparation - Police Career and Promotion Services, LLC.

See if we have exams from your police promotion textbooks.

Taking exams from more than one textbook? Additional exams are half-price!

Included are in-basket and oral board assessments, oral board videos, and much more!

Read just a few of the testimonials from your fellow officers.

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This promotion course is a Learning Management System (LMS) which includes Advanced Online and Desktop Exams as well as Flash Card Sets from your choice of any of these 100+ quality law enforcement promotional and legal textbooks, new and older editions. The Learning Management System is up and running for you to use 24/7. It saves your work, randomizes the questions, tracks your scores and charts your improvement. You can mark questions for review, score and review the entire exam right on the screen, have the entire exam and the results sent to your email, then repeat the process as often as needed. We guarantee you will master the material!

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These are real police promotional exams with up to 500+ questions for each textbook, depending on the title and edition. These exam questions are written by the experts in our testing company for agency exams, PolicePromotion.com. They are the toughest police promotion exam questions available, taken from each of the top promotional textbooks recommended to law enforcement agencies by our testing company. We cover all the newest and many of the older editions of these textbooks, which are all written by the best and most highly acclaimed authors in the law enforcement and criminal justice field. If you want to advance in rank, these are the textbooks you should own and study.

Try our Advanced Online Exams right now - at no cost. Sign up now for our newsletter and receive an immediate email with a temporary User Name and Password to log in and try our system. You will be able to take short, sample Advanced Online Exams from all of the new editions of these excellent police promotion textbooks:

Community Policing A Contemporary Perspective 7th Edition
Community Policing Partnerships for Problem Solving 8th Edition
Criminal Investigation - Hess 11th Edition
Effective Police Leadership 4th Edition
Effective Police Supervision 8th Edition
Management and Supervision of Law Enforcement Personnel 5th Edition
Police Administration Structures Processes and Behaviors 9th Edition
Police Field Operations 8th Edition
Supervision of Police Personnel - Iannone 8th Edition

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For your testing course you can also choose any of the attorney-written legal exams from national law enforcement legal reference titles, and also the legal textbooks used for promotional exams in the states of Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington D.C.

Take your exams any time 24/7 and the results are there for you instantly. Take the exams as many times as you need. The promotion textbooks are provided by you or your agency, or you can purchase them using the discount links provided.

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Successful - Read just a few of the testimonials from your fellow officers. Since 1985, our police promotion exams, flash cards and oral board and in-basket assessments and bonus material have helped thousands of law enforcement officers prepare for their promotion tests, written exams and assessment centers, and their promotion or appointment all the way up the ranks: Corporal, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major/Commander, Colonel, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief/Undersheriff and YES even Sheriff and Chief of Police!

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Police Sergeant Lieutenant Promotion ExamsWhat You Receive in the Advanced Police Promotion Testing Course:

Advanced Online Exams - Use any phone or tablet, Chromebook, or any Mac or Windows laptop or desktop - any web-connected device with a modern browser - and you will log in to our Advanced Learning Management System 24/7 and take these online exams covering all the available questions from your textbooks!

  These Advanced Online Exams allow you to:
  Scroll forward and back and review all the questions before answering
  Mark any questions for later review
  Answer some, most or all the questions before scoring
  Save an exam and come back and finish it later
  Review the questions, answers and the page number citations on the screen
  Immediately receive an email with the full exam and results 24/7, no waiting
  Randomize the questions each time you take the exam
  Take the exam as often as you like
  Save and track your progress and improvement
  Take advantage of many other features to help you score your best!

Advanced Desktop Exams can be printed out and taken as a paper-and-pencil exam, or are taken on a desktop or laptop system using free Adobe Reader software, without needing an internet connection. They are proven to help you QUICKLY learn the material in YOUR textbook! 

You can set an exam timer in the software to see how you perform under pressure, click the "View Hint" button to look up the answer before responding, simply click a button to score the exam (no waiting for your score!) and then click to reset the exam and do it all again until you are scoring perfectly on hundreds of police promotional test questions from YOUR textbooks! Each Advanced Desktop Exam contains all the questions we have available for each title.

Flash Cards - Study away from the computer - study with family and friends! You will receive a complete set of PDF flash cards to print, with all the promotional testing questions we have for that title. Each flash card provides the question, possible answers, correct answer, and the title, edition and page number where the material appears.

Our exclusive study system The 10 Steps to Written Exam Mastery! describes how to use all these resources to your advantage, so you land at the TOP of your agency's eligibility list and get that promotion!

BONUS  - In-Basket Assessment - a timed, 90 minute, difficult, 12+ item promotional in-basket originally designed for a Lieutenant/Captain/Commander promotion assessment center process. Learn More

BONUS  - LEPTAD Interview Assessment - 100+ Question Oral Board Structured Interview Assessment, including a detailed analysis of responses. Learn More

BONUS  - You will also receive our bonus eBook The Naked Truth About Assessment Center in Police Promotional Testing AND our best-selling eBook Police (Combat) Résumé Writing Techniques - with Sample Résumés. Learn More

BONUS  - Video - "The Top Ten Oral Board Mistakes - and What To Do Instead!" Available only to our clients. This video is not available from any other source. This professional, instructional video was created for the exclusive use of our clients by the national leader in law enforcement promotion oral board preparation. Learn More

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Police Corporal Sergeant Lieutenant Captain Promotion ExamsIf you have any questions, here is how to contact us:

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After studying their textbooks and MASTERING our written tests, our police promotional clients typically score in the mid to upper 90's on their police department textbook exams - SHOOTING THEM UP TO THE TOP OF THE PROMOTIONAL LIST! Read the testimonials below.


Read what your fellow officers have to say about studying with our police promotional exams ...


Since 1985 thousands of police officers around the nation have been promoted using our exams and assessments to prepare.


Read what just a few of them have to say.

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"I am through the entire process and have been promoted to Lieutenant after finishing first in the process.

I have no doubt that the system used by your company allowed me to excel to the top and without it I would not have done as well.

I did not find the program until late in the process and had no idea it would be as in depth as it is.

The program is excellent and I would recommend it to anyone seeking promotion. 


Thank you,


 Lt. Jason Koetters"

-Quoted with Permission



"Just wanted to thank you and your company for the service you provide with the online tests.


This is the second time I have used your company. 5 years ago I used your online tests to help me and I was promoted to Corporal. Several months ago I again enrolled with your company to prepare for the upcoming Sergeants test.


Today I just found out I finished #1 on the Sergeants exam and will be promoted in a few weeks!


I read the books and took the practice exams and scored a 91 on my test and also scored very high on my oral boards! So thanks again!"



Sgt. CJ, Pennsylvania
Quoted with permission.


"Out of 50 applicants, I scored #1 with the help of your exams.


My partner also purchased the First-line Supervisors exams and he placed #3. Thank you for your assistance!"


New Supervisor in Ohio

Quoted with permission.




"I used your program to prepare for the Sergeant's exam at my department. Your program was very helpful and relevant to the written test I took.

I scored 94% percent on the exam and placed #2 overall among all the candidates.

I was promoted to Sergeant last week and your program was an important part of my success.

"I will absolutely come back to your program when the opportunity to test for Lieutenant arises."

Sergeant Roy V. – California

Quoted with permission.




"I wanted to thank your company for the help testing for both the written and oral promotional exams for lieutenant.


I received a 94 on written and top score on oral boards, and I will promoted to lieutenant!


Please do post my email. It's a great program and will help anyone willing to put the time into studying for the test." 


Thanks again Lt. DB, Ohio.

Quoted with permission.




"Sir, I would first like to thank you for the time and effort you put into your product. This was my first promotional test and I had no clue what to expect.


I found every aspect of the online learning and downloadable tests priceless in my preparation. I not only  achieved the highest score on our written exam, I beat everyone else by 10+ points.


Going into my oral assessment I knew that I had to score very high due to seniority and the overall weight of the assessment. Utilizing your online video resources for a better oral assessment gave me the edge I needed. Again, I placed first on my oral assessment with an overall 69 out of 75.


I will quote my chief when she gave me the news of my new promotion, "it wasn't even close." I can only thank you for assisting those committed individuals to achieving their goals."



Sgt. JF, Ohio
Quoted with permission. Note: online video resources courtesy of our affiliate Finests.com


"I just wanted to give some feedback regarding my experience with your site.


I recently took a Sergeant promotional exam at my agency and used your website at the urging of some co-workers.


I am happy to report I finished #1 overall and was immediately promoted to the position of Sergeant!


I studied for the written exam using the flashcards and practice tests on a daily basis. I know this study material helped me focus and provided direction for my efforts.

I found your program to be a worthy investment and will continue to recommend your services to other members of my department in the future."

New Sergeant in CA -
Quoted with permission.


"I joined your website last December. Putting myself on a strict schedule and taking over fifty tests on the site, I was preparing for the Lieutenant Promotional Exam with my agency.

Well, now that both portions of the test are over, I am happy to say that I finished first in the process."

Mark Catania, CT
Quoted with permission.




"Just got the good news, that I've been promoted to sergeant!

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind, that without Policecareer.com, this never would have happened."

- Sgt. Steve L., PA - Quoted with permission.

"I just wanted to thank you for this site! It really made me focus 110% on the testing process.


I would not have known how much needed to go into preparation if it were not for you!

I finished #2 out of 46 overall and am getting promoted November 7th."

- Christine K, MI- Quoted with permission.


"I just wanted to thank you and will be a believer in this program forever.


I recently tested for the rank of Sergeant.


After reading the books and practicing with your tests, on test day I felt very little nervousness and was completely prepared.


I was just called by the Chief and he told me I was promoted to Sergeant!


Thanks again, for I know I wouldn’t have done as well had I not utilized your services. I will definitely be recommending this service to future sergeant candidates."


- Sgt. R. Reed, MO- Quoted with permission.


"I recently purchased and utilized your website for my department's sergeant position.

I read the many testimonials and felt compelled to relay my success as well.

I also placed first on the written test and received the promotion of Sergeant. Thanks again, money well spent!"

Sgt. R. Kohli - OH - Quoted with permission.

"As a result of your exams and information I finished 11 on a list of over 350 and was recently promoted to Lieutenant!

Lt. Anthony Buchanico - PA - Quoted with permission.


"I used your tests and preparatory interview questions to get myself ready for the challenge.

I am pleased to inform you that I scored first on both the written test and the oral interview.


I am going to be promoted from the rank of corporal to the rank of sergeant on December 21.

Thank you again for offering this program!"

Sgt. Jason Negron, PA - Quoted with permission.

"With your assistance I was able to come out FIRST on the list.

I would recommend your testing site to anyone preparing for a promotional exam. Thanks!!"

James George, TX - Quoted with permission.

"After reading and studying the books required by my department, I began taking your tests.


I ended up finishing second with a score of 97.

I was recently promoted and can happily say that without your tests, I would not be wearing my stripes today.

Thank you PoliceCareer.com!"

Sergeant Paul E. Kostick, Florida Quoted with permission.

"I studied this past summer using your methods and I scored number ONE on the lieutenant's exam and was promoted!

Thank you very much for your guidance!"

Lt. Jeff Twardzik, Michigan - Quoted with permission

"I just wanted to add my name to the list of success stories.


I used the tools on your site and came out number one on the exam and on the promotion list.

Thank you and I will recommend your site to my friends."

Sgt. Jodie Warren
Prince George County (VA) Police Department - Quoted with permission.

"I purchased your material to study for my Sergeant promotional exam. I studied regularly.

Over 90 police officers took the test and I scored the best, #1 on the list. "

Richard Matthews

St. Croix , Virgin Islands - Quoted with permission.


THREE Top Scores in One Agency!

"Dear PoliceCareer.com -

I passed our written Sergeant's exam with the highest score out of the 11 people taking it.


ALSO one Sergeant and one Lieutenant taking the exams also joined your site and they also passed their exams with the TOP SCORES!

Thanks so much!"

J. McCune, Ohio - Quoted with permission.


"Dear PoliceCareer.com -

You have helped me get promoted to Lieutenant!

My score was the highest on the written test and I finished #1 overall!

Lt. Shane Wimer, CA - Quoted with permission.


"I just wanted to let you know how effective your system is!


Your tests enabled me to finish #1 on our promotional list for Sergeant, and I was promoted!


Absolutely the best money I could have spent!"

Chris Porter - New Sergeant in Pennsylvania - Quoted with permission.



"I scored second on my recent Sergeant promotional testing and was only 0.43 points behind number one.

I had my promotion ceremony last week and take over my shift of officers tonight.

Thank you again."

Michael Hogan, Florida Quoted with permission.

"I just wanted to thank you and let you know I took our Sergeant written promotional test and passed for the first time in three years.

BUT not only did I pass, I received the second highest written score! Thanks a lot! PoliceCareer.com was a big help!"

Carlos Macias, California - Quoted with permission.

"I just wanted to write and thank you for your services.


I received my test scores today and am very happy to say that I scored #1 over all and I will be promoted next Thursday!"

Bryan Cammarata
Naugatuck, CT - Quoted with permission.


"I scored FIRST on the written test with a score of 96% and I also scored FIRST in the Assessment center.

I KNOW that without your help on both the test and "in-basket", I would not have scored as high as I have.


I finished FIRST overall with a final combined score of 97.8% and I get promoted to Sergeant next Wednesday!"

New Sgt. in Ohio - Quoted with permission.


"I took the Philadelphia PD Sergeant exam in February.

With the help of your tests and flash cards I was able to come out #1 on my promotional exam out of 2,000 applicants.

I would recommend you guys to everyone. Thanks you so much!"

Member From Philadelphia PD - Quoted with permission.


"I am very proud to say that after many hours of studying and preparing for the exam it is finally over but most importantly that I have come out #1 overall.

The on-line testing was also extremely valuable in answering some of my oral board questions.

Thank you for your prompt attention to my questions during my pre-exam studying.

Keep up the great work!"

Stephen Prajer, CT - Quoted with permission.




"Your exam allowed me to identify weaknesses in my study routine. I bought it 3 days before my test and took it multiple times, using it with my text book to drill down where the questions came from.


I scored #1 on the written exam out of 60 people sitting for the Lt exam."

Member From Austin, TX  - Quoted with permission.




"The flash cards were a great help in acing the detective test for my department, and the desktop exam was a great tool to help track my progress. Separate yourself from the rest of the pack - highly recommended!."

- Member from Philadelphia PD - Quoted with permission.




"I had the high score on my department's Sergeant promotional test. The flash cards were easy to use and allowed for repetitive studying while on the go.


I spent a lot of time going over the flash cards while waiting to pick the kids up from school or practice. Great investment"

- Member from Warren, MI - Quoted with permission.



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Interview and In-Basket Assessments and FREE and BONUS Items Included with Your Police Promotion Course

With your membership you can take the LEPTAD 100+ Question Oral Board Structured Interview Assessment, including a separate, detailed analysis of your responses.

The LEPTAD is our exclusive Law Enforcement Promotional Testing Assessment Device for you to evaluate and receive expert advice on your answers on oral boards and other assessments.

The LEPTAD is copyrighted and available from us and no other source. We have used it thousands of times to assist police promotional candidates in passing their structured, oral and panel interviews.

With the LEPTAD Oral Board and Interview Assessment, you will learn OVER 100 examples of the most difficult questions you will face in your promotional Structured, Panel or Oral Interviews and Assessments - and how you are expected to answer!

You will find out EXACTLY what law enforcement managers and police assessment centers want to KNOW ABOUT YOU BEFORE THEY DECIDE TO PROMOTE (or NOT PROMOTE) YOU!

The LEPTAD contains OVER 100 closely-guarded opinion, scenario and judgment questions in the following 8 categories:

Dedication to the Law Enforcement Agency and Profession

Desire for Responsibility and Leadership

Law Enforcement Ethics and Accountability

Supervisory Judgment Under Stress

Ability to Accept Responsibility for the Actions of Self and Subordinates

Knowledge of Current Professional Trends and Topics

Responsibility to Society and Community

"Defense" of Subordinates and the Department Management.

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Top Ten Police Oral Board Mistakes

EXLCUSIVE! BONUS 20+ Minute Video!
"The Top Ten Oral Board Mistakes - and What To Do Instead!"

Available only to our clients.
This video is not available from any other source. It was created for the exclusive use of our clients by the national leader in law enforcement promotion oral board preparation - Asst. Chief (ret) Bill Reilly of Finest's Professional Development.


What is the KEY to a natural, confident and complete oral board presentation?

What is the BEST TIME to schedule your interview - and which time slot should you AVOID? 

What is the BEST WAY to respond to a question when you simply do not know the answer?

What are the BEST WORDS to use at the end of your introduction?

What is the BEST WAY to structure your summary statement?

What is the BEST WAY to END an answer during the questioning phase?

What is ABSOLUTELY THE WORST WAY to end your oral board interview?

And .... what you should do instead.

Along with MUCH, MUCH MORE!

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In-Basket Assessment

Clients of our Promotion Testing Course can also take our example Police Promotion In-Basket Assessment - a timed, 90 minute, difficult, 12+ item in-basket originally designed for a Lieutenant/Captain/Commander promotion process.

Regardless of rank you are testing for, this practice in-basket will identify your:

  problem analysis

organizational ability



judgment and

general supervisory and management knowledge and skills.

You can use this in-basket exercise to practice with as often as you like.

Think in-basket assessments are EASY? They're NOT, and you'll see why.

You don't just read a few phone messages and emails and jot down a few notes.

An in-basket assessment you will undergo for a police promotion contains pages and pages of background material and takes a great deal of concentration and organizational ability, and the ability to work quickly under pressure.

You must also study pages of material such as:

background narrative

complicated work scenarios



organizational charts

and you must take accurate and detailed notes.

Then you are presented with a detailed scenario along with 10 to 20 in-basket items, all the while a clock is ticking down the time.

Here are some of the dimensions you are graded on in an in-basket assessment center exercise;

Comprehension ability

Written communication ability

Verbal communication ability

Planning and organization

Problem analysis

Ability to take risks





At the conclusion of the in-basket you are interviewed by the assessors. Your notes are reviewed and discussed with you, and you are judged on:

how quickly and thoroughly you analyze the material and scenarios

how quickly and accurately you complete the many items in the assessment

how accurate and complete your written notes are

how well you verbalize your analysis, actions, conclusions and responses to the assessors.
Finally, your overall rating also takes into account how thorough and knowledgeable you were on your analysis and action on each item, and whether you properly delegated or handled the material.

Do you know that 1/3 - 1/2 of police promotional candidates FAIL their first in-basket assessment because they walk in, unprepared, thinking it will be EASY?

They are then shocked and surprised at what they find. Don't be one of these candidates. PREPARE NOW.

You will ALSO receive - FREE - these best-selling eBooks ready for immediate download:

Our best-selling Assessment Center book, The Naked Truth About Assessment Centers in Police Promotional Testing - Insider secrets on what these tests are all about and how you can best prepare for them.

AND our best-selling book Police (Combat) Résumé Writing Techniques and Sample Promotional and Police Chief Résumés.

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Attorney-Written Police Legal Exams

Your choice of exams for your Advanced Police Promotional Testing Course includes Attorney-written Advanced Desktop and Advanced Online Legal Exams and Flash Cards from the newest and some older editions of the following police legal titles;
Law Officer's Pocket Manual

Briefs of Leading Cases in Law Enforcement

Legal Guide for Police - Constitutional Issues

Civil Liability in Criminal Justice

As well as the most current available state law enforcement legal exams for;










Washington D.C.

More states coming soon!

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Better Than Risk Free Guarantee100% Better-Than-Risk-Free Satisfaction Guarantee!

We are so sure that our testing products and services will help you achieve your career goals that you have a 100% Better-Than-Risk-Free Satisfaction GUARANTEE!

If you FAIL your department written exam after studying your textbooks and taking and passing our equivalent Advanced Online Exams, send us an official copy of your score within 10 days of failing the exam and we will give you a refund on the Online Exam portion of your course enrollment. The Flash Cards and Bonus items are yours to keep.

That's a 100% quality, satisfaction guarantee that can't be beat!

Since we have offered this GUARANTEE (1997) the number of clients who have passed our online exams, and then FAILED their department exam = 0.

How can we give you such a guarantee? Simple! We know our exams and study system WORK! We've been in business since 1985 and have had THOUSANDS of SATISFIED CLIENTS!

We offer you updated, quality books, bonus items and exams that have PROVEN to help get you PROMOTED in law enforcement Way Ahead of Your Less-Prepared Competition!

Note that Desktop Exams and Flash Cards are considered downloaded software and cannot be refunded. However if any exam or flash card file becomes corrupted or deleted they will be replaced within your testing period.

Didn't find your promotional exam title?

Law enforcement promotional exams for these great titles and editions are in the works and coming soon, email us with any questions.

New exams coming Summer 2018:

Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement: A Guide for Officers and Their Families 1st Edition

Criminal Investigation 12th Edition - Swanson

Still not finding your title? Email us with the title, author and edition and we will let you know if we will be writing an exam for it soon. 

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