Public Safety Testing

Information for Candidates

What are you doing for others?

Martin Luther King, Jr. called this, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question.” Your career in public safety is an inspired answer to this simple but profound question.

Your career in Public Safety

Do something that matters.

You’re here because you want to contribute to society in a meaningful way, alongside colleagues who share similar values. Public safety is one of the most rewarding career tracks you could choose.

The first thing you’ll want to do is set up an account for yourself where you can manage your testing and application process. You’ll also want to begin thinking about your Personal History Statement (PHS), one of the critical elements of your application.

We’ve provided an extensive list of agencies and the open positions they’re hiring for. And we encourage you to explore all of the insider information, study guides and practice tests designed to help ensure your success.

Make a difference

Think of public safety as “an industry” where every sector provides opportunities to make a positive impact on the world – especially at the local level. In collaboration with like-minded colleagues, you’ll have direct influence on operational strength and integrity, as well as community safety.

Personal & professional growth

An attitude of openness to continuous learning and feedback are essential to your success. The theories and practices in play across all public safety sectors are being tested in real time every day. The roles and expectations for both individuals and institution are being challenged, reevaluated, and improved. It’s an exciting era of innovation and unlimited opportunity.

A rewarding career

None of us are here to get rich quick, but a public safety career offers compensation and benefits packages that are among the most competitive of any industry. More importantly, with so many tracks to pursue, there’s no such thing as a dead-end job. Within any department, the opportunities for upward advancement, lateral movement, special assignments, and the like, are nearly endless.

Tools and Resources

Click on any of the links below to go directly to the pages you need to accomplish your tasks.

What candidates are saying...

  • "I took the PST test yesterday and just want to thank you and your staff for a great job. The speech by the retired chief was very nice and calmed my nerves! At the physical, the proctor was very professional and explained everything very well. It was a great experience!"


    "I just tested today and I wanted to let you guys know that you run an excellent service. To be honest, I was really nervous about testing but your staff was so encouraging and friendly that I became comfortable almost immediately! I just wanted to tell you guys that you are an excellent company and that ALL departments should use your service. Thanks so much for your professionalism, compassion, understanding, and encouragement in this time of stress and nervous excitement. Keep up the good work!"


    "You and your team run a tremendous program there at Public Safety Testing! I am grateful I discovered you and made the time and effort to attend the interviewing seminar."