Clinical Services

Pre-employment Psychological Suitability Screenings: COPPS provides pre- and post-offer suitability screening evaluation for candidates of police and public safety organizations, as well as civilian agencies. This includes administration of a select battery of psychological tests, as well as a semi-structured formal interview with a licensed clinical psychologist. Agencies are promptly provided with suitability determinations for each applicant, as well as a copy of the report. Consultation, if needed, is also included for each case.

Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations (FFDE): COPPS offers evaluations to determine current departmental/agency personnel’s psychological fitness (to perform the duties of their position). COPPS conducts phone consultation with sworn and/or civilian administration prior to the evaluation, reviews available background data related to the case, administers a select battery of psychological tests, and provides a formal one-on-one evaluation with a licensed clinical psychologist. Agencies are promptly provided with a fitness determination for the employee, as well as a copy of the report and recommendations. Follow-up consultation is also available.

Organizational/Management Consultation: COPPS offers various consulting services for public safety and law enforcement agencies in order to assist them in supporting their provision of ongoing public safety activities. This includes strategic, analytic, and expert guidance and professional assistance in the areas of performance appraisal, organizational improvement/development, mediation, as well as supervisor, management, and executive consultation.

Operational Support: COPPS also provides assistance to departments in improving highly specialized, as well as day-to-day operations. This may include specialized input on counterintelligence/counterterrorism, threat assessments, criminal profiling, tactical support, hostage negotiation and psychological autopsies.

Wellness Visits: COPPS offers wellness visits as a way to assesses the mental health and well-being of law enforcement officers. These are used to check-in with each officer to avoid burn out, reduce stigma around mental health visits, help promote access to psychological resources to reduce the potential for future mental health concerns.