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Columbus, OH 43229
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Police Applicant Study Skills (P.A.S.S.)

In-person P.A.S.S. Sessions are not occurring within 2020, rather 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 Police Applicant Study Skills. P.A.S.S. is 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: 

Police Officer Writing Sample-Practice Scenario (Video)


Police Officer COPE Sample Scenario (Video)


Police Officer COPE Sample Candidate Response (Video)


Police Officer Civil Service Study Guide (PDF)


City of Columbus Civil Service Study Guide: Ohio Police Officer Entry Level Examination (PDF)

(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 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.