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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Civil Service Exam and Physical Agility Test Workshops - Plano Police Department

The Plano Police Department will be conducting two free specialized workshops to assist those who have applied for the civil service exam on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  Please note:  the application deadline for this exam is at 11:59 p.m. CST on Friday, April 19, 2019.

Attendance is voluntary, but encouraged.  You must register to attend each workshop and may attend one or both workshops.  The workshop will consist of approximately 90 minutes of exam preparation, followed by an overview of the physical agility test and practice runs through the actual course.  Please wear athletic clothing.  You may bring water and/or snacks.

To register, call 972-941-2436 or email by 4 p.m. CST on the Friday afternoon before the workshop.  Leave your full name, daytime, telephone number and desired date(s) you wish to attend.  Please speak clearly and spell your last name.  Your call will not be returned unless the workshop date you requested is full or cancelled.  Workshops are only available to those who have applied for the current civil service exam.

Preparing for the written exam:

The civil service exam is designed to evaluate knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the following areas:

Observation and Memory
Written Communication/Report Writing
Reading and Understanding Written Information
Reasoning and Analytical Ability

There are many study guides available online and sold in bookstores. Click here for a link to the recommended study guide.

Preparing for the Physical Agility Test:

Please review the video and description of the Plano Police Department’s Physical Agility Test prior to attending a workshop.

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