Law Enforcement

Public Safety

Comprehensive psychological assessment for commissioned law enforcement candidates, SWAT officers, detention officers, crime scene technicians,  dispatchers, community service volunteers.

Here are a few reasons Dr. Jordan is the one to call when hiring new personnel or selecting candidates for special teams.

  • Hundreds of psychological assessments completed each and every year.
  • Results typically returned in three working days.
  • Utilizes industry-accepted and standardized tests and assessment methods to identify candidates who have both the skills and personal characteristics to fit the job.
  • Methods are reliable, valid, and ADA compliant.
  • Complete and thorough clinical interviews with each candidate.
  • Trained and experienced in conducting fitness-for-duty evaluations.
Psychological assessments are most useful within the context of a complete background investigation, truth verification process and departmental interviews. For complicated cases, Dr. Jordan will work with your background investigation team.

II. The typical psychological assessment for work in the public safety field consists of the following components:

  • Measure of adjustment – Screens for psychopathology and adjustment problems.
  • Personality Inventory – A multidimensional measure of everyday personality traits. The California Psychological Inventory (CPI) is well-
    suited for law enforcement applicants due to both the extensive validation data for police, and the fact it directly assesses traits critical for success.
  • Intellectual ability measure – most departments use at least one measure, some departments prefer two.
  • Writing sample – A direct measure of writing ability and an excellent adjunct measure for communication skills and intellectual ability.
  • Personal History Questionnaire – An extensive biographical questionnaire covering developmental history, work record, life events, education, legal history, financial history, driving history, drug and alcohol use, emotional health and preparation for work in law enforcement.
  • In-depth clinical interview to address life experiences, level of adjustment,  self control and self-presentation.
  • Complete written report of relevant findings.


Dr. Jordan is a board-certified psychologist who specializes in Police and Public Safety Psychology.  He practices throughout Colorado and the metro Denver area providing testing and assessment work for police departments, sheriff’s offices, fire departments and a wide range of private entities.  Dr. Jordan’s primary area of expertise is  pre-employment testing for public safety applicants and Fitness for Duty assessments both for public safety and other organizations.