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

2018 - Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff Entrance Examination Course

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

  • MEMORY FOR FACTS AND INFORMATION
  • PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL IN A POLICE SETTING
  • READING, UNDERSTANDING, AND INTERPRETING WRITTEN INFORMATION
  • APPLYING WRITTEN INFORMATION IN POLICE SITUATIONS
    (Rules, Regulations, Policies, Procedures, Directives, etc.)
  • LEGAL REASONING SKILLS
    (Inductive, Deductive and Syllogistic)
  • JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING METHODS

AVAILABLE NOW - This entrance course has been developed from the “official” exam announcements to ensure that the P.T.S. Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff Entrance Examination Course will be on target!  This is a three (3) session course with hundreds of practice questions and more than six (6) hours of audio instruction.  This course and all material posted within the sessions will remain available through the dates of the 2018 Police Officer Entrance Examinations.  As always, P.T.S. students will be at the top of the list!

Available Cram Sessions

P.T.S. Announces Our “On-Target” one-day cram course to prepare candidates for the upcoming

POLICE OFFICER ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
(Scheduled for September 15, 2018)

This one-day live cram course will be held on:

SATURDAY AUGUST 18, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
at
ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
(Rowley Science Building, Gerry Forum Room 010 - Parking Lots #2 and #1)
10 East Conkling Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940

CRAM COURSE MATERIAL AND INSTRUCTION WILL INCLUDE SUBJECT AREA BREAKDOWNS,
CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION TECHNIQUES and OVER 120 PRACTICE QUESTIONS covering:

MEMORY FOR FACTS AND INFORMATION

PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL IN A POLICE SETTING

READING, UNDERSTANDING, AND INTERPRETING WRITTEN INFORMATION

APPLYING WRITTEN INFORMATION IN POLICE SITUATIONS
(RULES, REGULATIONS, POLICIES, PROCEDURES, DIRECTIVES, ETC.)

LEGAL REASONING SKILLS
(INDUCTIVE, DEDUCTIVE and SYLLOGISTIC)

JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING METHODS

This ONE-DAY LIVE CLASSROOM CRAM SESSION will be fast paced and power packed!

Cram Course Tuition: $150

Middletown Police Department Sponsored Tuition: $75
(Applicable ONLY for City of Middletown Residents)

Doors open at 9:00 a.m.  We will not accept credit cards at the location.

Only students who have registered online for the Cram Course are guaranteed a seat.

When the room is full, the cram course is closed out!


08/18/2018 @ 10:00 AM - ONE-DAY LIVE CRAM COURSE AT ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 10 East Conkling Avenue (Rowley Science Building, Gerry Forum Room 010 - Parking Lots #2 and #1) Middletown NY 10940

Register for a cram session

Sergeant

2019 - 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 and Eighth 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 January, 2019 - This 15 session course is designed to prepare Police Officers, Detectives and Investigators for their upcoming First-Line Supervisor Examination.  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 Supervising Criminal Investigator Examinations.  This course and all material posted within the sessions will remain available through the date of the May/June 2019 Sergeant/First-Line Supervisor/Investigator Examinations.  As always, this P.T.S. Course will be on target!

Lieutenant & Captain

2018 - 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 Edition (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 NOW - 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 2018 Lieutenant & Captain / Second & Third-Line Supervisor Promotional Examinations.  As always, this P.T.S. Course will be on target!

Chief

2019 - 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
• JOB SIMULATION EXERCISES IN POLICE ADMINISTRATION AND COMMAND
   In-Basket and Situational Decision Making Exercises

Available December, 2018 - This online course for the March 2019 Police Chief/Assistant Chief Promotional Examination will contain the materials and audio instruction from the online Lieutenant & Captain/Second & Third-Line Course together with printed and mailed 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 2019 Police Chief & Assistant Chief examinations.  As always, this P.T.S. Course is on target!