Prepare For Testing

The Written Test

The City of Everett utilizes Public Safety Testing to conduct its written examinations. This examination measures basic abilities needed to succeed in the rigorous training program successful candidates have to complete to become police officers.

To prepare for the exam, you may wish to visit

In order to be successful in this examination you should:

  • Arrive at the test mentally prepared. Arrive early and rested.
  • Listen carefully to all instructions.
  • Read each question carefully, including each of the available answers. Choose the answer that you believe to be most correct and mark your answer sheet carefully.
  • Monitor your use of time. When you are finished, take the time to review your work and review some of the questions that were difficult for you.
Grades are included in the applicant’s final letter. Often applicants would like to know in which areas they did not perform well. Unfortunately, our testing module does not provide this data.
Recruiting Exercise
The Physical Agility Test

Part of the assessment for potential Everett Police Officers is whether they meet the minimum physical agility standards established by the Washington State Criminal Justice Commission. Passing the physical agility standards is one criteria to start the Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Public Safety Testing conducts the physical agility test for the City of Everett - more information can be found on their website.

The Washington State Criminal Justice Commission has provided a series of pointers to help candidates excel at the physical agility portion of their assessment. A link to their preparation guide can be found here.