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Lexington Police Department

Entry Exam: Sat., August 20, 2022

The Town of Lexington has contracted with Police Exam Solutions, LLC, to administer their 2022 entry level written exam to recruit qualified candidates for the role of police officer.  The Department currently has (4) Patrol Officer positions available. If you're looking to be a part of a team focus on community, professionalism, honor and integrity, please consider joining us on August 20, 2022.


The Department highly encourages you to learn about the Department and the community with which it serves by visiting https://www.lexingtonma.gov/


The Lexington Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourages minorities, women, and veterans to apply.

 
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Exam Details:

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022

Registration Deadline: 9am Weds. August 17, 2022

Location: Lexington High School, 251 Waltham St., Lexington

Sign-in: Begins at 8:15am, Doors close at 9am sharp

Bring: (2) No. 2 Pencils, and Valid Photo ID

Do NOT Bring: Any smart devices. You will be immediately disqualified if you are found in possession of such device.

 

Exam Information Guide:


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

All candidates for employment as sworn police officers must meet the following qualifications. By registering for the Lexington Police Department's entry exam, you agree that you meet these minimum qualifications. Failure to do so may result in your disqualification for employment.

  • Be a U.S. Citizen (by birth or naturalization);

  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of examination;

  • Be a high school graduate or possess a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Preference will be given to those candidates that have a college degree(s), military experience or combination;

  • Be a non-smoker;

  • Not be a convicted felon, or have any equivalent convictions that would be a felony in Massachusetts;

  • Possess a valid Massachusetts Driver’s license at the time of examination;

  • Have the ability to obtain a Massachusetts Class A License to Carry a Firearm;

  • Have the ability to pass a physical and psychological fitness for duty examination after receiving a conditional offer of employment (see PAT requirements below);

  • Have the ability to pass the curriculum of Massachusetts Police Training Council Academy in order to achieve basic certification as a Police Officer;

  • Have a strong character background; and

  • Be willing and able to meet the duties and obligations of a Lexington Police Officer, and

  • Must live within 20 miles of Lexington (border to border), prior to the end of your “Probationary Period” (one year upon successful completion of the Field Training Program).

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EXAM LOGISTICS

Exam Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022

Registration Deadline: 9am August 17, 2022

Exam Location: Lexington High School

Address: 251 Waltham St., Lexington

Check-In: Begins at 8:15am. Doors close promptly at 9:00am. No admittance after 9:00am.

What You Need to Bring: (2) No. 2 pencils, your valid photo ID, and a water if you choose.

What NOT to Bring: Do NOT bring any smart devices in the building. Any device with a camera and/or internet connection is forbidden. You will be immediately disqualified if you are found with any smart device.

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IMPORTANT EXAM INFORMATION:

Thank you for your interest in the Lexington Police Department's 2022 Entry Exam scheduled for: Saturday, August 20, 2022. Provided below is important information on your exam and the recruitment process.


PRE-REQUISITE TO WRITTEN EXAM: Part I - Projected Personality Interpreter (PPI):

The PPI is a pre-requisite to the written exam, and must be completed prior to the written exam in order to be eligible to sit for the test.

The first part of this component is the Candidate Insight Report (CIR), and the Projected Personality Interpreter (PPI). There are two sections in this process. The CIR and the PPI. You must complete both sections in order to successfully submit your PPI component.

  • ​The CIR will require you to complete a series of questions regarding your demographics, and your skills and qualifications for the job.

  • The PPI consists of 10 essay questions. Utilizing IBM Watson AI technology, the PPI is used to identify the top key personality traits possessed by candidates. The PPI report is not scored and/or ranked. It is designed to provide the department with personality insight for each candidate. A candidate will not be hired or eliminated from consideration for hire, based on this feedback. personality.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT! Upon your successful registration acceptance, the PPI portal will automatically email you a set of access instructions. Since this email will sometimes be intercepted by ISP firewalls, we advise you search all folders within your email box. The ‘from’ address is admin.ppi-portal.com. Your first-time access must be made through the link contained in the email. Have questions – call PES. Deadline for PPI Completion is 5pm on Weds, August 17, 2022. Failure to complete your PPI by the deadline will automatically be disqualified.


WRITTEN EXAM: Part II

The second part of the exam process is the written exam. You will be participating in a written exam specifically tailored for predicting candidate’s best qualified for a career in law enforcement. Your exam was developed to measure the key skills, abilities and other characteristics required for job success. Once the process begins and test administration is complete, you will have 2.5 hours to complete your exam.


STUDY GUIDE:

At this time, we do not offer a study guide for our exam. The exam consists of non-cognitive and cognitive questions. To ensure the best testing performance, we recommend our candidate’s follow these simple steps to exam success:

  • Get a good night’s sleep the night before the exam,

  • Eat a nutritious breakfast before the exam,

  • Be Prepared! Have any/all your required materials ready for exam day,

  • Know what to bring and what not to bring,

  • Be on Time! Check-in starts at 8:15am. Doors close at 9:00am. NO admittance after 9:00am, and

  • Answer the test questions honestly.

SCORE REPORTING

PES will notify candidates via email when results are in. Typically, scores are released within (5-7) business days from the date of the exam. Score access instructions will be included in your “Results-Are-In” email. 

PHYSICAL ABILITIES TEST (PAT): Be Prepared!

The Police Officer Physical Ability Test is a demanding component of the testing process. While the Lexington PD has not yet scheduled their PAT, it is strongly suggested that you train to develop your strength and endurance in order to pass this section of the process. The Lexington PD follows the MPTC Entry-Level Physical Standards established at the 30% Percentile Cooper Institute Norm. Below are the exercises you will be expected to perform and pass.

  • One minute push-up (see alternative for female candidates

  • One minute sit-up

  • 1.5 mile walk/run

  • 300 meter run

​For more detailed information, please refer to the MPTC Health and Wellness Fitness Preparation Guide.


FEE WAIVER APPLICATION:

PES offers a fee waiver application for candidates who are unable to pay the registration fee due to a financial hardship. To determine your eligibility for a fee waiver, and to apply, click here.


REFUNDS AND/OR EXCHANGES:

All fees paid are NON-REFUNDABLE under any circumstances. PES does not offer make-up exam sessions or returns for exam registration purchases. Your registration purchase is for that particular exam only and cannot be transferred to another exam.

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QUESTIONS?:

PES is here to help! Police Exam Solutions is facilitating and hosting the LPD exam. To receive a timely response to your inquiries, we highly encourage you to submit your questions to info@policeexamsolutions.com, or by calling our office at 781.645.6005.

Do NOT contact the LPD, or you may be disqualified from the process.

In the event a candidate is contacted to advance to the next phase of the hiring process, but is unavailable to participate due to travel, serving a tour of duty, and/or injury, the Lexington Police Department reserves the right to fill vacancies, as soon as deemed necessary. In this case, the candidate will remain on the LPD Eligible Candidate List for future consideration. The List is typically active for two years, or until exhausted, whichever comes first.

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