Sigma Survey for Police Officers


Sigma Survey for Police Officers (SSPO) provides a relevant, reliable tool to help select and place qualified police and security officers.

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  • Test forms & reports

    Booklets, record forms, answer sheets, report usages & subscriptions

    4 options

    from $8.70
  • Support materials

    Manuals, stimulus books, replacement items & other materials

    1 option

    from $40.40
  • All products

    All tests & materials offered for SSPO

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  • SSPO Test Booklet Qty 1 (Print)
    51663 Qualification Level B


    1-2 $8.70
    3-24 $8.40
    25-49 $8.10
    50+ $7.90
    Savings are estimated
  • SSPO Q Local Administration/Report Qty 1 (Digital)
    51660 Qualification Level B


    1-4 $25.90
    5-49 $18.10
    50-99 $16.90
    100-249 $15.50
    250+ $14.30
    Savings are estimated

    Report administrations can only be ordered via the Q Local software or by phone at 866-627-7271. Find out more about ordering via the software by clicking here.

  • SSPO Q Answer Sheet Qty 1 (Print)
    51661 Qualification Level B

    For use with Q Local or Q-global systems


    1-2 $29.50
    3-24 $28.10
    25-49 $27.30
    50+ $26.60
    Savings are estimated
  • SSPO Fax-In Answer Sheet Qty 1 (Print)
    51662 Qualification Level B

    Includes Answer Sheet (Print), and report processed by Pearson's scoring department


    1-2 $29.50
    3-24 $28.10
    25-49 $27.30
    50+ $26.60
    Savings are estimated
  • SSPO User's Guide (Print)
    51664 Qualification Level B



Publication date:


Age range:

Individuals 18 years and older

Reading level:

9th Grade

Qualification level:
Completion time:

35 minutes timed (74 multiple-choice items)


Paper-and-pencil or computer administration

Scoring options:

Q Local Software or Automated Fax-in Scoring Service

Report options:

Profile Report

Product Details

Developed by Douglas N. Jackson, PhD, an international expert in personnel assessment, the SSPO test helps police chiefs, security administrators, and hiring managers evaluate a candidate's skills.


  • Select candidates with the practical, problem-solving ability required to solve on-the-job problems arising in incidents and to act appropriately and with sound judgment.
  • Identify candidates with the skills to write meaningful, credible incident reports that may become permanent records in investigations and court proceedings.


The SSPO test evaluates skills in two critical areas: incident report writing and problem solving. 

  • Incident Report Writing section: helps evaluate the candidate's ability to write effective reports by assessing spelling, grammar and vocabulary skills. 
  • Problem Solving section: helps measure the candidate's use of appropriate judgment by presenting scenarios requiring a decision by an officer. 
  • Test items have been carefully selected for job relevance, increasing the instrument's acceptability to candidates and employers and its ability to withstand legal challenges.
  • Easy-to-read results compare candidates to a large database of police officer candidates.
  • The overall score is based on the scores of Total Writing Aptitude and Officer Problem Solving.
  • Normed on a contemporary sample of 1,413 job candidates applying for the position of police officer.

Sample Reports

The following sample report is available for SSPO.

Profile Report