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Columbus, OH 43229
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Civil Service Informational Sessions (Formerly P.A.S.S)

Police Applicant Study Skills (P.A.S.S) Sessions will be held virtually. For more information, please contact the Recruiting Unit at (614) 645-4642 or email us at [email protected].

The Columbus Division of Police Recruiting Unit offers P.A.S.S are designed to assist candidates who have filed their application and are preparing to take the Entry Level Police Officer Examination. During these study sessions, recruiters will review information provided in the study guide. These sessions are held at the James G. Jackson Columbus Police Academy.   

Police Officer Civil Service testing preparation material: 

Reimagined - The Journey to Becoming a Police Officer
Reimagined Police Officer Examination Preparation Guide
Writing Sample Practice Video
Police Officer Exam Writing Sample Incident Report - Form
Police Officer Exam Writing Sample Incident Handout
Police Officer Exam SRA Scenarios Sample Video
Veterans Preference Fact Sheet
Reimagined - Civil Service Commission Medical Guide for Police Officer Candidates
Reimagined - Police Officer Treadmill Stress Test Guide
Reimagined - Background Removal Standards for Police Officer applications received after December 13, 2021

(P.A.S.S. is not affiliated with the informational sessions offered by the Civil Service Commission.)

Applicants are encouraged to bring writing utensils and a study guide to the study sessions. A Civil Service Informational Sessions (Formerly P.A.S.S) study guide can be found HERE .  

Applicants are also encouraged to attend the informational sessions provided by the Civil Service Commission. If you have any questions or concerns about testing, please email the Civil Service Commission staff or call (614) 645-0800. Should you have any additional questions do not hesitate to contact the Columbus Division of Police Recruiting Unit at (614) 645-4642.