How to Pass the New Jersey Civil Service Police Exam
The New Jersey Civil Service Commission requires that you pass the New Jersey Law Enforcement Exam (LEE). The LEE is based upon the Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery (LEAB) published by EB Jacobs.
The LEE is only offered every three years, so it is critical to pay attention to their schedule. Currently, the next schedule is expected to be announced July 1, 2019.
The 3-hour exam is made up of three sections: Cognitive Abilities Test, Work Styles Questionnaire, and Life Experience Survey. The exam lasts for 3 hours and 40 minutes.
Questions Included on the LEAB
LEAB Cognitive Abilities Test
The LEAB Cognitive Abilities Test consists of 48 multiple choice questions typical of what is found on most police exams.
Reasoning - Deductive
Reasoning - Inductive
Work Styles Questionnaire
The Work Styles Questionnaire is designed to assess certain motivational, value-related and attitudinal characteristics. As of 2017, it contains 173 statements. Each statement is followed by a five-point agreement scale: Strongly Agree (1); Agree (2); Not Sure (3); Disagree (4); Strongly Disagree (5). Applicants mark the number that best reflects your attitudes, actions, preferences and opinions.You won't need more than 30 minutes to answer these questions.
Life Experience Survey
The Life Experience Survey consists of 108 multiple-choice questions related to your personal history and experiences. You won't need more than 30 minutes to answer these questions.
How to Prepare for the LEAB
When you register for the LEE, you are pointed to the LEAB Study Guide that EB Jacobs charges $5 for. This is a waste of money, as it contains only one example question for each subject.
At the other end of the value chain, are two-day seminars sponsored by long-tme providers, Bernstein Test Prep or CCS Test Prep (Chief David Paprota.) These seminars cost hundreds of dollars! In my opinion, they are a huge waste of money, as you will learn just as much, if not more, using the modern online prep course recommended here.
The LEAB QuikPrep Course delivers all of the following:
All LEAB cognitive subjects are covered in great detail
Stimulating Tutorials present inside tips for scoring high
Hundreds of LEAB Practice Questions available online
In-depth Tutorials & Practice Questions for the:
Work Styles Questionnaire and
Life Experience Survey
Managing Your Job Search
How to Not Fail the Polygraph
Best Practices for the Psych Exam
How to Impress at the Oral Interview
Mobile-friendly, lifetime access, one-time fee
Personal support from a veteran cop and police recruiter.
The BEST prep course for the LEAB is the LEAB QuikPrep Course.