The written exam


The Lexington Police Department administers the National Police Officer Selection Test to potential recruits. The exam includes:

  • Mathematics:  20 questions – 20-minute time limit
  • Reading comprehension:  25 questions – 25-minute time limit
  • Grammar:  20 questions – 15-minute time limit

While related to police work, no prior knowledge of law enforcement is needed. The written test will count for 35% of your overall score. The passing score is 65%. Once the written test is complete, each candidate will be immediately graded and given their scores. Candidates will be scheduled for the physical fitness exam by a member of the training academy after successfully passing the written test. 

Register for the written exam

The Lexington Police Department is currently accepting applications for the June 2023 academy class and has scheduled four written tests dates for the hiring process. Register below for a written exam. The written test is required for all applicants.