Standards, Evaluation, and Research  

Contact Information for Programs and Services

Bureau Overview

The Standards, Evaluation, and Research (SER) bureau is staffed by researchers who develop, validate, and manage personnel selection tests and basic training academy examinations. The bureau also conducts job analysis, survey research, and selection standard-related or evaluation-related research projects. Further, SER provides training on test-related topics such as medical and psychological screening, and peace officer physical conditioning.

SER Programs and Services


SER is responsible for the continuing development of selection standards, including exams and assessments, for Peace Officers and Public Safety Dispatchers.

Testing in the Basic Courses

SER is responsible for the continuing development of examinations for the various POST basic training courses.

Standards-Related Training Development and Delivery

SER is the primary developer of numerous selection and training projects, tests, and job analyses.