Act 120 evaluations

Act 120 Psychological Evaluations

Rittenhouse Psychological Services is proud to help our future Pennsylvania Police officers complete their training by offering Act 120 psychological evaluations.

An act 120 evaluation includes a 1-hour virtual interview with one of our psychologists. This interview is an opportunity for you to share your history and provide context for your application. It will include questions regarding:

  • Developmental history
  • Family history
  • Educational and occupational history
  • Past or present mental health or substance use treatment
  • Legal concerns and Criminal history

In addition to the interview, a Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – 3rd edition (MMPI-3) also needs to be completed. The MMPI-3 is a computerized true/false questionnaire that will provide further information about your current personality and psychological functioning.

We will use information from your interview and assessments to complete the Act 120 psychological exam form, as well as a prepared report explaining the results of your evaluation. Your examiner will submit your completed forms to the Municipal Police Officer’s Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) within 15 days of your examination date.

In rare circumstances, you may be asked to complete additional testing for the examiner to certify your psychological capability, sound judgment, and restraint in the handling of a lethal weapon. Further testing is conducted at the examiner’s discretion and would include an additional cost to your evaluation.

The psychological exam form is accessible on the MPOETC website.

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