Due to the nature of law enforcement work, a pre-employment psychological evaluation helps identify those who may not adjust successfully in a law enforcement career. A thorough pre-employment psychological evaluation addresses the areas of:
This evaluation is generally performed after a conditional offer of employment, and after the candidate has successfully passed several rounds of selection (which may include the initial application, interview, background check, lie-detector analysis, etc.). The areas of personality, mental condition, cognitive abilities, and behavior that are evaluated in pre-employment psychological screening are:
All assessment tools used in pre-employment psychological evaluations have been standardized for law enforcement officer candidates and meet all the requirements necessary for psychological tests.