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Applicants must complete a City of Mountain View application and submit current (dated within one year of the application posting date) PELLETB certificate or complete NTN FrontLine test (within one within one year of the application posting date) with results automatically forwarded to MVPD by the closing deadline in order to be considered for this opportunity.
The City’s selection process for Police Officer Trainee requires successfully passing either the PELLETB test (with a T-Score of 50 or higher) OR the National Testing Network FrontLine law enforcement test (with reading and writing scores of 70% or higher and video score of 65% or higher):
POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB)
This test is administered through the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium (SBRPSTC) at various locations, among other California academy locations, and candidates who successfully pass this test battery receive a certificate. A copy of the certificate must be attached to your city application through www.calopps.org. It is preferred for applicants to attach this certificate to their application upon submittal. If you are awaiting certificate/results at the time of application you may submit your application without the certificate and provide the certificate to Human Resources no later than 5:00pm Friday, October 2, 2020. Please note, your application will not be considered until and unless the required certificate is attached.
- The PELLETB is a timed, 2-1/2 hour written test consisting of multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions designed to measure reading and writing ability.
- Candidates must schedule appointments in advance to take the test. For information on testing dates, locations, and directions visit https://theacademy.ca.gov/tests. Valid POST certificates from other testing locations will be accepted.
National Testing Network FrontLine Law Enforcement Test
This test is administered through the National Testing Network (NTN). Candidate scores will be available to each law enforcement agency selected by the candidate prior to the test date. You must select Mountain View Police Department before your test date; once your test is complete, you will only be allowed to add departments that are new to NTN. Upon completion of the exam, candidate scores are automatically forwarded to selected agencies in up to two business days. Test scores must be received by Human Resources no later than 5:00pm on Friday, October 2, 2020. Please note, your application will not be considered until and unless the required test score is received.
- The NTN FrontLine Law Enforcement Test is a timed, 2-hour written test designed to measure reading ability, writing ability, and use of good judgement.
- NTN offers testing at various times and locations nation-wide. To schedule a test with results automatically forwarded to Mountain View Police Department, visit https://nationaltestingnetwork.com, click Law Enforcement, and select the check box next to Mountain View Police Department.
Please feel free to call Sgt. Kevin Galloway with questions regarding this process at (650) 903-6344.