Review of P-1SV and P-2SV Police Officer Tests

Ones, D. S., & Dilchert, S.
In R. A. Spies, J. F. Carlson, & K. F. Geisinger (Eds.),
Mental measurements yearbook (18th ed., pp. 387-390). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

This review provides information about the development, reliability, and validity of the P-1SV and P-2SV Police Officer Tests. The P-lSV and P-2SV Police Officer Tests are intended to assess some characteristics required to perform entry level police officer jobs successfully. Each test form contains 100 multiple-choice questions, which are dichotomously scored (correct/incorrect), and each test yields a single overall score. The knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics (KSAPs) that the tests assess are specified in the technical manual as: (a) Reasoning Ability, (b) Observation/Perceptiveness, (c) Ability to Learn Proper Police Procedures, (d) Speaking Ability, (e) Ability to Learn Laws to be Enforced, (f) Writing Ability, (g) Problem Solving, (h) Memory, (i) Learning, G) Reading, and (k) Planning/Organizing….