Police Applicant Study Skills (P.A.S.S.)
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.)
If you would like to attend any upcoming Police Applicant Study Skills, please register by clicking HERE. Please arrive on time to the session as each session will start on time and no one will be permitted into the session after it has started.
Applicants are encouraged to bring writing utensils and a study guide to the study sessions. A study guide can be found HERE . Each P.A.S.S. will last between 2 and 3 hours.
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.