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Posted on: July 23, 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. Professional Standards Unit and Police Training Unit staff will be available on Sunday, October 13, 2019 and October 20, 2019 to administer and assist you in preparation for the written and fitness portion of the Civil Service Exam. Each session will be held from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. This opportunity is strictly voluntary. A Release of Liability form must be signed before you participate in the fitness portion of the training. These forms will be available at each training session. Please plan on being a few minutes early so the tutoring can start on time.

Attendance is voluntary, but encouraged. You must register to attend each workshop and may attend one or both workshops. Each 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.

The training sessions will take part primarily at the Plano-Richardson Police Training Center (4912 14th Street Plano, Texas 75074).

Driving Directions from McKinney (north) - Travel south on Hwy. 75/Central Expressway and take the 15th Street Exit. Turn left (east) on 15th Street. Continue traveling east for approximately two (2) blocks until you come to the stoplight at G Avenue. Turn right (south) and go appx. 1 block to 14th Street. Turn left (traveling east again) and travel approximately three (3) miles. The Plano Richardson Police Training Center is on your right (3/4 mile past Los Rios Blvd), just past the Facilities Maintenance Building. The training will take place in the auditorium. 

Driving Directions from Dallas (south) - Travel north on Hwy. 75/Central Expressway and take the 15th Street Exit (just north of the George Bush Tollway). Get in the right lane on the service road and turn right (east) on the 13th/14th Street Connector (it is the street directly past Home Depot). Continue traveling east for approximately three (3) miles. The Plano Richardson Police Training Center is on your right (3/4 mile past Los Rios Blvd), just past the Facilities Maintenance Building. The training will take place in the auditorium.

To register, call Senior Administrative Assistant Shunda Glaspie at (972) 941-2436 or email psu@plano.gov 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.

REMINDER:  The Civil Service Exam will be held Saturday, October 26, 2019. 

Please note: you must register for the exam prior to 1:59 p.m. CST on Friday, October 18, 2019.


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