PTS Courses

"By taking the P.T.S. promotional courses, I moved through the ranks and scored a 99% on my Chief's exam.
The only way to prepare is with P.T.S.!"
- Chief Willam Hayes, Town of Bedford, NY Police Department.

Entrance

2024 - Law Enforcement (Police Officer & Deputy Sheriff) Entrance

Police Officer & Deputy Sheriff (Law Enforcement) Entrance Examination Course

The P.T.S. Law Enforcement (Police Officer & Deputy Sheriff) Entrance Examination Course includes Techniques for Answering Civil Service Examination Questions and Practice Questions with Answers and Lectures covering:

  • SITUATIONAL JUDGMENT
  • LANGUAGE FLUENCY
  • INFORMATION ORDERING & LANGUAGE SEQUENCING
  • PROBLEM SENSITIVITY & REASONING
  • SELECTIVE ATTENTION
  • VISUALIZATION
  • SPATIAL ORIENTATION

AVAILABLE NOW - This law enforcement entrance course has been developed from the “official” exam announcement to ensure that the P.T.S. Police Officer & Deputy Sheriff Entrance Examination Course will be on target!  This is a three (3) session (asynchronus) online course with more than a hundred practice questions and more than three (3) hours of audio instruction.  This course and all material posted within the sessions will remain available through the 2024 state-wide law enforcement entrance examinations.  As always, P.T.S. students will be at the top of the list!

Sergeant

2024 - SERGEANT / FIRST-LINE SUPERVISOR / CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR

Sergeant/First-Line Supervisor/Investigator Promotional Examination Course

The P.T.S. Sergeant/First-Line Supervisor/Investigator Course includes the P.T.S. Digests, Practice Questions with Answers and Audio Lectures covering:

  • SUPERVISION OF POLICE PERSONNEL
    Iannone’s Seventh, Eighth & Ninth Editions (and other authoritative sources)
  • NEW YORK CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAWS & STATUTES
    Penal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Family Court Act, Vehicle & Traffic Law and
    New York State Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court Decisions
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT METHODS & PRACTICES
    New York State Manual for Police (and modern criminalistics and tactical sources)
  • READING COMPREHENSION
    Paragraph Rearrangement, Sentence Coherence, Reasoning, Judgment and
    Interpretive Preparation of Written Materials in a Police Setting

AVAILABLE NOW! - This 15 session course is designed to prepare Police Officers, Detectives and Investigators for their upcoming First-Line Supervisor and/or Criminal Investigator Examinations.  This course will contain written materials, practice questions and audio instruction in all of the subject matter areas that will appear on the Sergeant and Criminal Investigator  Examinations.  This course and all material posted within the sessions will remain available through the date of the May/June 2024 Sergeant/First-Line Supervisor/Investigator Examinations.  As always, this P.T.S. Course will be on target!

Sergeant

2024 - NASSAU COUNTY P.D. SERGEANT

Nassau County Police Department Sergeant Promotional Examination Course

This P.T.S. course includes the P.T.S. Breakdowns, Practice Questions with Answers and Audio Lectures covering:

  • SUPERVISION OF POLICE PERSONNEL
    Iannone’s Ninth Edition
  • NEW YORK CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAWS & STATUTES
    Penal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Family Court Act, Vehicle & Traffic Law and
    Identified New York State Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court Decisions
  • SITUALTIONAL JUDGMENT 
    Scenario Based Scaled Ratings

AVAILABLE NOW! - This 4 session online course is designed to prepare Nassau County Police Department Officers for their upcoming Sergeant Examination scheduled to be held on March 9, 2024.  This course will contain written materials, practice questions and audio instruction covering the technical knowledge external sources found in the official examination reading list.  The course will also contain coverage of the scenario based rating style questions titled Situational Judgment.  This course and all material posted within the sessions will remain available through the date of the examination.  As always, this P.T.S. Course will be on target!

NOTE:  P.T.S. will not cover the internal Nassau County policies and procedures identified in in the official examination reading list.  Candidates are advised to self-study the listed internal Nassau County policies and procedures.

Lieutenant & Captain

2024 - LIEUTENANT & CAPTAIN / SECOND & THIRD-LINE SUPERVISOR

Lieutenant & Captain /Second & Third-Line Promotional Examination Course

The P.T.S. Lieutenant & Captain/Second & Third-Line Course includes the P.T.S. Digests, Practice Questions with Answers and Audio Lectures covering:

• SUPERVISION OF POLICE PERSONNEL 
Iannone’s Seventh, Eighth & Ninth Editions (and other authoritative sources)
• NEW YORK CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAWS & STATUTES 
Penal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Family Court Act, Vehicle & Traffic Law and
New York State Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court Decisions
• LAW ENFORCEMENT METHODS & PRACTICES
New York State Manual for Police (and modern criminalistics and tactical sources)
• READING COMPREHENSION
Paragraph Rearrangement, Sentence Coherence, Reasoning, Judgment and
Interpretive Preparation of Written Materials in a Police Setting
• ADMINISTRATIVE POLICE SUPERVISON
• POLICE ADMINISTRATION

Available June, 2024 - This 9 session course is designed to prepare candidates for the difficult and advanced questions that will appear on the Second & Third-Line Supervisor Examination. This course contains written materials, practice questions and audio instruction covering the subject matter areas that will appear on the advanced promotional examinations. This course and all material posted within the sessions will remain available through the date of the Fall 2024 Lieutenant & Captain / Second & Third-Line Supervisor Promotional Examinations.  As always, this P.T.S. Course will be on target!

Chief

2024 - POLICE CHIEF AND ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF

Police Chief/Assistant Chief Promotional Examination Course

The P.T.S. Police Chief/Assistant Chief Course includes the P.T.S. Digests, Practice Questions with Answers and Audio Lectures covering:

• SUPERVISION OF POLICE PERSONNEL
Iannone's Supervision of Police Personnel (and other authoritative sources)
• NEW YORK CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAWS & STATUTES
Penal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Family Court Act, Vehicle & Traffic Law and
New York State Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court Decisions
• LAW ENFORCEMENT METHODS & PRACTICES
New York State Manual for Police (and modern criminalistics and tactical sources)
• READING COMPREHENSION
Paragraph Rearrangement, Sentence Coherence, Reasoning, Judgment and
Interpretive Preparation of Written Materials in a Police Setting
• ADMINISTRATIVE POLICE SUPERVISION & ADMINISTRATION
Executive level processes and methods 
• JOB SIMULATION EXERCISES IN POLICE ADMINISTRATION AND COMMAND
In-Basket and Situational Decision Making Exercises

AVAILABLE NOW! - This online course for the March, 2024 Police Chief/Assistant Chief Promotional Examination will contain the materials and audio instruction from the online 2023 Lieutenant & Captain/Second & Third-Line Course together with materials and instruction specific to the Police Administration, Administrative Police Supervision and Job Simulation Exercises In Police Administration and Command questions, which are unique to the Police Chief/Assistant Chief Promotional Examinations.  This course and all material posted within the sessions will remain available through the date of the 2024 Police Chief & Assistant Chief examinations.  As always, this P.T.S. Course will be on target! 

Available Cram Sessions

NOW AVAILABLE - THE VIDEO RECORDINGS (6 HOURS) OF THE

ONE-DAY LIVE ZOOM CRAM COURSE

THAT WAS HELD ON FEBRUARY 24, 2024

for the upcoming statewide 

 

CHIEF & ASSISTANT CHIEF

PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS

(SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 23, 2024)

 

 Upon registration students will have immediate access to the cram course video recordings and the cram course written materials will be delivered by courier (FedEx) within 3 days.

 

Our CRAM COURSE materials will include BREAKDOWNS, CHARTS,

EXERCISES, and THE P.T.S. POINTS TO REMEMBER!

 

SUPERVISION OF POLICE PERSONNEL

 

LAW:

Penal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Family Court Act, Vehicle and Traffic Law, Ancillary Statutes and U.S. Supreme Court and N.Y. Court of Appeals Decisions

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT METHODS & PRACTICES

 

READING INTERPRETATION

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPERVISION

 

JOB SIMULATION EXERCISES IN POLICE ADMINISTRATION AND COMMAND

 

Cram Course Tuition: 

$175 FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE FULL ONLINE 9-SESSION COURSE.

(P.T.S. online course students must be logged into their account to receive the reduced pricing.) 

$325 FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT ENROLLED IN THE 9-SESSION COURSE.

 

ZOOM VIDEO RECORDINGS ACCESS AND WRITTEN MATERIAL DELIVERED VIA COURIER (FEDEX) - 2024 POLICE CHIEF & ASSISTANT CHIEF CRAM COURSE