Some sample questions from a police dispatcher test include public safety bulletin multiple-choice questions regarding details and facts from a shift bulletin. The bulletin is studied for three minutes, after which the examinee answers the questions based solely upon memory.
Other sample questions test the examinee's ability to evaluate facts and set priorities, assign field units, determine sentence clarity and take oral directions. Sample questions that test ability to evaluate facts require the examinee to read a set of public safety facts and determine whether the given conclusions are true or false.
On sentence clarity, the examinee gets sets of sentences written in different versions and identifies the ones that are more written clearly.