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

2017 - 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 - The 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.  As always, P.T.S. students will be at the top of the list!

New York State Trooper

2017 - New York State Trooper Entrance Examination Course

The P.T.S. New York State Trooper Entrance Examination Course includes Techniques for Answering Civil Service Examination Questions and Practice Questions with Answers and Lectures covering:

COGNITIVE ABILITY

Written Expression
Written Comprehension
Problem Sensitivity
Deductive Reasoning
Inductive Reasoning
Information Ordering


PERSONALITY PROFILE ASSESSMENTS

Work Styles Questionnaires
Background Information & Life Experience Surveys


AVAILABLE AUGUST, 2017 - This New York State Trooper Entrance Examination course is being developed from the “official” exam announcement and study guide to ensure that the course will be on target!  Prospective students should Sign Up for PTS Announcements to receive the email notification when the course registration becomes available.

Sergeant

2018 - 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, 2018 - This 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 2018 Sergeant/First-Line Supervisor/Investigator Examinations.  As always, this P.T.S. Course will be on target!

Lieutenant & Captain

2017 - 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 2017 Lieutenant & Captain / Second & Third-Line Supervisor Promotional Examinations.  As always, this P.T.S. Course will be on target!

Chief

2018 - 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, 2017 - This online course for the March 2018 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 2018 Police Chief & Assistant Chief examinations.  As always, this P.T.S. Course is on target!