How to Pass the New Jersey Civil Service Police Exam - LEE

NJ Police Departments use the LEAB

NJ Police Departments use the LEAB

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 NJ LEE

You must prepare for the LEAB

You must prepare for the LEAB

Fort Lee, NJ Police Department

Fort Lee, NJ Police Department

Cognitive Abilities Test

The LEAB-II Cognitive Abilities Test consists of 48 multiple choice questions typical of what is found on most police exams.

  1. Information Ordering

  2. Problem Sensitivity

  3. Reading Comprehension

  4. Reasoning - Deductive

  5. Reasoning - Inductive

  6. Written Expression

Work Styles Questionnaire

The Work Styles Questionnaire is designed to assess certain motivational, value-related and attitudinal characteristics. It contains 74 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 get 15 minutes to answer these questions. 

Life Experience Survey

The Life Experience Survey consists of 47 multiple-choice questions related to your personal history and experiences. You get 15 minutes to answer these questions. 


How to Prepare for the NJ LEE


When you register for the NJ 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 NJ LEE QuikPrep Course delivers all of the following:

  • All LEAB-II cognitive subjects are covered in great detail

  • Stimulating Tutorials present inside tips for scoring high

  • Hundreds of LEAB-II Practice Questions available online

  • In-depth Tutorials & Practice Questions for the:

    • Work Styles Questionnaire and

    • Life Experience Survey

  • Bonus material:

    • 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 NJ LEE is the NJ LEE QuikPrep Course.