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Personal History Statement


Personal History Statement

The Personal History Statement (PHS) is designed to assist public safety agencies in the background investigations of candidates. Many of the agencies we serve require the candidate to complete their PHS within one week of testing.

The PHS is one of the most important, if not the most important document you will complete as a public safety candidate. It is critical that you are truthful and thorough in your responses as you complete the PHS. Many candidates are disqualified for untruthfulness, inaccuracies or omissions in their PHS.

It is vital that you also keep your PHS information up to date as changes occur. Please note that all uploaded versions of your PHS are saved and viewable on the PST website for 24 months. After 24 months your PHS will be deleted.