Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Police Exam Solutions, Eligible Candidate List (ECL)

Police Exam Solutions, LLC is pleased to announce our Eligible Candidate List (ECL). Applicants looking to be hired by participating MA non-Civil Service agencies, are encouraged to apply. Registration of the ECL is required. Once you receive your exam score of 70% & above, you are eligible to apply to as many participating agencies as you wish, during your (6) six-month membership. At the end of your membership, you will be invited to re-enroll (fee will apply), or opt. Our participating departments are eager to begin their hiring process. Register to take the exam today, and you’ll be well on your way to getting hired!

What can I do to prepare myself for the PES Entry Exam?

Our exam is a nationally validated exam series which focus heavily on the non-cognitive dimensions, such as integrity, critical thinking, emotional stability, positive outlook, and orderliness. The exam was developed specifically for law enforcement agencies to predict job performance and a wide array of behaviors deemed most desirable in policing roles. Combining the two most powerful predictors of job performance, cognitive ability and integrity dimensions has proven to be the effective to reduce counterproductive behaviors. The style of our exams consists primarily of situational/scenario-based questions. PES does not offer a study guide, as many of the exam questions are testing on who you are as a person and how you would respond in certain circumstances. These are not things you can learn from a textbook. It is our recommendation, if you would like to better prepare yourself, that you look for preparation materials which focus on the scenarios-based style of questions.

Other ways you can prepare yourself to be a more desirable applicant:

  • Get CPR certified.
  • Enroll and attend a Civilian’s Police Academy in your hometown/city to learn more about the day-to-day operations within, and outside the station, community policing, roles and responsibilities of officers in various roles, to name a few.
  • Begin preparing for the Physical Abilities Test. The average pass rate of the PAT’s is 40%! If you think you can pass because of being a track star in High School, chances are you are wrong. Get out there and test yourself to ensure you’re ready and will pass.
  • Volunteer your time. Agencies love to see that you’re taking time out of your schedule to help others.
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