Vancouver Police Ethos Testing

All police services and police-related services use aptitude testing in Canada. Even if you can bypass initial intake requirements if you have a degree, later on in the process you will still write an aptitude test for the police service. Vancouver Police Ethos testing is an example of the aptitude test requirement.

Most police tests have similar criteria that are tested; however, Vancouver Police Ethos testing is quite stringent with its content regarding visual perception, memory, written language and editing. Furthermore, the Ethos test uses some mathematics (without a calculator).

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Vancouver Police Ethos Testing Details

Ethos Overview

The Vancouver Police Department Intake Examination assesses practical skill sets that police officers must use on a regular basis while performing their duties. The exam is divided into four modules, is three hours in length, and is marked out of 105. A score of 60% is required to pass.

The Ethos test is oriented heavily towards language skills but includes some mathematics skills (without using a calculator).

The four modules assess the following areas:

  • Memory and observation skills (20 marks)
  • Writing and editing skills (40 marks)
  • Reading comprehension and critical thinking skills (30 marks)
  • Summarizing skills (15 marks)

Module 1: Memory and Observation Skills (20 marks)

This module is divided into two sections.

For section one, the candidate first reads a police bulletin and memorizes as much information as possible.

For section two, the candidate first watches a video detailing a crime in progress. The candidate secondly answers 15 multiple choice questions testing memory and observation skills regarding the video. Finally, the candidate answers 5 multiple-choice questions regarding the police bulletin. (1 mark per question x 20 questions.)

Module 2: Writing and Editing Skills (40 marks)

The candidate works with four passages of text in this section. (10 marks per passage x 4 passages.)

The candidate first reads each passage. The candidate secondly identifies the writing errors in the passage by listing the errors. Finally, the candidate rewrites the passage and corrects any mistakes from the original (without creating new errors).

Module 3: Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking (30 marks)

This module consists of three sections. (10 marks per section x 3 sections.)

In the first section, the candidate first reads an article. The candidate secondly answers questions about the article in sentence and paragraph form.

In the second and third sections, the candidate first reads details about crimes and accident scenes. The candidate secondly answers questions in point form.

For all three sections, candidates answer questions using skills such as reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and mathematics.

Module 4: Summarizing Skills (15 marks)

The candidate first reads one police report narrative and secondly writes a written summary that captures the original report's essential message in paragraph form. (15 marks total.)

In summary, the Vancouver Police Ethos testing is not for the faint of heart, and must not be discounted when preparing. Cognitive Results has been dedicated to your police career success since 2005. We continue to create fresh material for our clients and update test programs as the tests are modified or changed. We are here to help!