Police Officer Civil Service Testing

POLICE OFFICER CIVIL SERVICE TESTING

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*NO FEE FOR WRITTEN TEST


*No fee applies to civil service written test only. A $25 fee applies to file application. Admission is limited to testing site seating capacity. Testing requirements are different from employment requirements. 25-mile radius residency required prior to completion of probation.

 

TESTING REQUIREMENTS

Twenty-One (21) years of Age

Valid Picture Identification Required

 

 

Written Test for 2020 Civil Service List

Date: January 11, 2020
Time: 0800 hours
Location: Alvernia University, Bernardine Hall
400 Saint Bernardine Street, Reading, PA 19607

 

* New for this year Pre -  Registration Form can be found on City website www.readingpa.gov

 

CONFIRM TESTING DATES & LOCATION AT

www.readingpa.gov

 


Spanish Language Testing

Successful candidates will be awarded bonus points for Spanish Language competency.


Civil Service Process

  • Written Exam—scored onsite in front of applicant

  • File Civil Service Application ($25 fee applies)

  • Physical Fitness Test

  • Oral Interview

  • Spanish Language Test (optional)

  • Criminal Arrest Record Check

    Conditional Offer of Employment (Based on employment vacancies)

  • Complete Background Investigation

  • Psychological Evaluation

  • Physical Examination

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City of Reading, Pennsylvania

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

The City of Reading hires police officers through a competi- tive Civil Service selection process which is governed by state law and local Civil Service regulations.

The entire examination process is conducted under the con- trol and supervision of the Reading Police Civil Service Board. This board is independent of the police department and consists of three citizens selected by city council. The board’s function is to make certain that the testing process is fair and impartial.

 

 

Police Civil Service applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States

  • Have a high school diploma or GED

  • Be 21 years of age at time of testing

  • File an application with the Civil Service Board ($25 application fee)

  • Pass written exam

  • Pass a physical fitness test

  • Pass an oral interview

  • Pass a criminal history check

Applicants who successfully complete the Civil Service test- ing process are placed on a list of eligible candidates. This list is valid for one year. Whenever the Reading Police De- partment desires to hire police officers during that one-year period, candidates will be given a conditional offer of em- ployment. This means that they are offered a police officer position conditioned on successfully completing a medical examination, psychological examination and background investigation.

Candidates who are hired to be Reading Police Officers then attend the Reading Police Academy to complete the Basic Police Training Course as prescribed (Act 120) and required by the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission (MPOETC). Reading Police Officer Trainees receive pay and benefits while attending the police acade- my.

 

PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST

-4 events (in order) must pass all events-

  1. 300 Meter Run (anaerobic power)

  2. Bench Press (upper body strength)

  3. Sit ups (abdominal muscular endurance)

  4. 1.5 Mile Run (aerobic capacity)

MALE STANDARD

Age 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+

300 Meter Run

62.1

63.0

77.0

87.0

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Bench Press Ration

0.93

0.83

0.76

0.68

0.63

1 Minute Sit ups

35

32

27

21

17

1.5 Mile Run

13:15

13:44

14:34

15:50

18:39

FEMALE STANDARD

Age 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+

300 Meter Run

75.0

82.0

106.7

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-

Bench Press Ration

0.56

0.51

0.47

0.42

0.40

1 Minute Sit Ups

30

22

17

12

4

1.5 Mile Run

15:46

16:42

17:29

19:10

22:37

How to compute one repetition Bench Press: body weight X press ration (chart above) = Press Weight

 

 

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