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Paul Patti, Associate
Paul is a retired police Lieutenant from the City of Lake Worth Police Department (FL) and served the department in a variety of administrative and leadership positions during his career.
Since 1985 Paul has been the owner and President of Police Career and Promotion Services, LLC (www.PolicePromotion.com and www.Police Career.com), specializing in law enforcement employment and promotional testing, group test preparation, and career counseling.Police Career and Promotion Services, LLC is part of a strategic alliance with L.J. Craig & Associates, Inc., to co-design and administer written examinations, assessment center processes and other testing methodologies and other testing methodologies.
Law enforcement experience
Paul has over 27 years of law enforcement experience in southeast Florida, from 1975 - 2003,retiring as a Lieutenant with the Lake Worth Police Department in Palm Beach County.His law enforcement experience includes 17 years as a department commander, Police Firearms and Academy Instructor, Training Supervisor, Patrol Commander, SWAT Commander, Criminal Investigations Commander, Acting Chief of Police, Acting Deputy Chief of Police, and many other departmental enforcement and management assignments.Paul worked for many years (1984 - 1989) as the police department's supervisor and manager in charge of Personnel, responsible for testing, interviewing, investigating and hiring new officers.
During this time Paul revamped and streamlined the hiring process and created a validated police department entry exam, a new structured panel interview process with content-valid questions, and a new polices and procedures manual for Personnel and Training.
He also helped to write and was in charge of developing and implementing a new policy and procedures manual for the agency.
Paul holds a B.A. In Criminal Justice, from Florida Atlantic University and is also a graduate of the 10-week Command Officer's Development Course, University of Louisville, KY.
His main career highlights encompassed serving as an Enforcement Officer, Supervisor and Commander, 1975 - 2003.
Paul is also a three-time published mystery novelist, and has published numerous magazine articles and special features in the law enforcement field.
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Since 1985 Paul has managed Police Career Testing and Training Services, where he publishes entry-level and promotional exams and assessments for law enforcement agencies, and has also helped thousands of individuals through the entry level and promotional testing, interviewing and assessment center process.
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Paul is also the original designer of the highly successful and always complimented Business-Quality Marketing Résumé for law enforcement executives!
Paul also is the original designer of the Situational-Concept Written Exam , a very difficult and challenging advanced management and supervisory exam that challenges a candidate's understanding of 50 - 60 of the major concepts from a textbook, placing him or her in scenarios and asking if the correct decision was made.
This exam is known to be highly challenging, job related and a highly valid predictor of success in police supervisory and management ranks.
His law enforcement experience includes being third-in-command of a 145 person police agency, 16+ years as a department commander, 4 years in charge of hiring and interviewing, and 17+ years as a permanent member of the department's Oral Interview Panel where he was the "Hardass" member that interviewed OVER 500 applicants for law enforcement positions.
Patti also works as a professional police promotional test writer and consultant, in-basket assessment designer, structured interview designer and assessor, subject matter expert, consultant in police promotional test and assessment design, and all other aspects of police promotional testing and assessment systems.
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