Information for Agencies
Our goal is to connect great candidates with great departments. We’ve developed a system that makes the process extremely cost-effective and efficient, increases the size and diversity of your candidate pool, and frees agency staff to focus on other tasks.
- The PST System
- Agency Support
- Valid & defensible results
Our team of respected and trained retired law enforcement officers has extensive experience in pre-employment background investigations, complex criminal investigations, workplace misconduct investigations, and state-of-the-art interview techniques.
- Background Investigations
- Workplace Misconduct
- EyeDetect Lie Detection
Selecting the supervisors and leaders of tomorrow will often do more to shape an organization than any other decision an executive makes. Our goal is to offer the finest tools available to help you identify the best candidates at an affordable cost. We strive to deliver a process that is fair, objective, valid and defensible. Ninety-nine percent of the more than 1,200 candidates that have participated in a PST promotional process perceived their experience as fair.
- Assessment Centers
- Written job knowledge exams
- Work Performance Ratings
- Multi-component promotion tests
We have a pool of highly qualified and experienced former/retired public safety executives who are available to serve as interim administrators or department heads for a specified period while the public agency conducts a selection process for a permanent hire. Typically, PST puts forward two to four candidates for consideration, and the agency conducts their own selection process to identify whom they wish to serve in the interim role. The selected individual works as a PST employee, contracted to the agency at a negotiated rate.
- Interim Chief/Administrator Services
- Leadership Consulting
What agency officials are saying about PST...
"We are most definitely re-signing! Wild horses could not drag us away, and I am not kidding. We are very happy with your services.
In fact, I have been asking my applicants from my deputy’s oral board today, if they thought PST was user friendly, easy to access etc. You have had excellent reviews, no dissatisfaction at all."
"Because of PST’s professionalism, excellent customer service, and work delivering on police testing for our agency, we might be interested in also switching our dispatcher testing to PST."
"Their staff is professional, responsive and resourceful. The quality of their services is excellent across the board, and we appreciate that they make our jobs easier with their knowledge and expertise.
With regard specifically to our promotional processes, the PST teams are sensitive to the particular needs of our agency, and adaptable to most if not all, of our requests. What we appreciate most is they have proven processes that are relevant, objective and defensible."
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 4, 2020
All pre-employment tests in Washington State have been canceled until May 4, 2020. The previous date was April 30th, but with recent updates, facility closures, and government guidelines, this step is necessary and could be modified at any time. The health and safety of our customers, our staff, and their families is of the highest priority.
We will continue to evaluate developments and make changes to this policy as necessary. When we do resume testing, there will be plenty of events for everyone to test. We are in regular communication with our public safety agency partners, assessing alternatives to the traditional testing model and our testing policies. Any future updates will be posted on the PST website and our Facebook page.
If you have tested with PST in the past 12 months, there may be additional positions you are now eligible to add. Several departments have temporarily changed their testing policies due to the suspension in testing that COVID-19 has caused. Please login to your PST account and navigate to the ‘New Positions’ page to see what departments you can add! We will regularly update that page in your account as departments send updates.
FUTURE TEST REGISTRATION
We know that there will be testing in the future - we just don’t know when! We want you to be prepared for when testing begins again so we have created test events on our calendar that you can register for that will place you in a queue to be first notified. These tests are not “real” test events, they are essentially a holding area. You will be able to “reschedule” out of that event to any other event date/location at no cost. Registering now will also give you time to work on your Personal History Statement (PHS) so that your data will be ready and up-to-date to send to your departments once testing resumes.
To sign up for this placeholder event, select the May 15, 2020 test date in your category (police, fire, 911 dispatch, corrections, etc.). If you are currently registered for an exam before May 5, we suggest that you reschedule your test to this May 15 event as well.
You may also click on the test event of interest below to sign up:
Please check back here frequently and ‘Like’ our Facebook page to stay updated.
PST staff are working remotely and are available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We anticipate a high email volume and will respond as quickly as possible.