2019 NJ LEE Information

Entry-Level Exam Preparation
CCSTestPrep
Moderator
Posts: 159
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:14 pm
Location: Lacey Township

2019 NJ LEE Information

Post by CCSTestPrep » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:12 am

I prepared this video to explain some aspects of the LEE cycle and the LEAB exam for the upcoming 2019 NJ Civil Service LEE cycle.
https://youtu.be/vmUpk3DbAFY
Dr. David A. Paprota, Ed.D.
Chief of Police (Ret.)
CCS Test Prep®
www.ccstest.com

Areyouthereguad
Walking Post
Posts: 30
Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:12 pm

Re: 2019 NJ LEE Information

Post by Areyouthereguad » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:47 am

I'll be 34 in 2019; Is it worth it for someone my age to take the exam?

NJBlue973
Verified LEO
Posts: 41
Joined: Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:59 am
Location: Morris County
Assignment: Patrol

Re: 2019 NJ LEE Information

Post by NJBlue973 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:02 am

Why not? Nothing you can lose taking it.

CCSTestPrep
Moderator
Posts: 159
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:14 pm
Location: Lacey Township

Re: 2019 NJ LEE Information

Post by CCSTestPrep » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:38 pm

The civil service process is different than the chief's testing. The 35 year age restriction only applies to Municipal Police Officer on the LEE and not Sheriff's, Corrections, Campus Police Officer, etc, on the LEE announcement.
Oddly, they have the system set up that as long as you are under age 35 as of the "Closing Date" set on the LEE announcement, you are age eligible for the life of that pool to be hired as a municipal police officer. Since it is civil service, agencies must hire within the "Rule of Three" (can only bypass 2 candidates on a certification), so there is no real disadvantage to being an older candidate in a civil service process as long as you are under age 35 as of the closing date of the announcement.
The downside to being over 35 when hired relates to the pension rules. PFRS requires that a new member be under 35 or have other credible service time that would bring the new member below 35. Otherwise, you may have to be enrolled in PERS instead of PFRS
For example, if the LEE is in 2019 and a candidate turns 35 in January of 2020, he or she would be eligible for appointment as a municipal police while over 35 from that testing cycle. For instance, if the candidate is a resident of Brick Township and the Brick Township PD certifies a list in mid 2020, that candidate's name would appear and he or she would be eligible. Once the pool expires thereafter, that candidate would no longer be eligible for municipal police officer in NJ unless he or she could reduce his or her age with prior credible service (military or police).
As far as the general question of the civil service testing process being worth it, anyone who has experience the tremendous uncertainty of the varied and very subjective non-civil service process generally appreciate the difference and appeal rights of the civil service process. It all depends on what job you want and where you live (civil service jurisdiction vs. non civil service jurisdiction).
Dr. David A. Paprota, Ed.D.
Chief of Police (Ret.)
CCS Test Prep®
www.ccstest.com

CCSTestPrep
Moderator
Posts: 159
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:14 pm
Location: Lacey Township

2019 NJ LEE Information

Post by CCSTestPrep » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:47 pm

With the NJDOC announcement being posted on December 1, 2018, that leaves the very distinct possibility that the 2019 LEE is could to be announced sooner than expected. Since the NJCSC uses the same exam for NJDOC and the LEE, they would be creating an incredible headache for themselves (which they often do) and a concern for candidates if they run completely separate (Spring/Fall) testing cycles. Since many of the candidates apply for both announcements and they won't let candidates take the exam twice in one year, the issue of "carrying over" the scores from the NJDOC exam cycle to the LEE cycle is a concern. If they stick to a Fall of 2019 cycle for the LEE, it will be stated in the NJDOC Exam Orientation Guide (once posted) that the scores will "carry over" to the LEE.

Since the NJCSC has not yet posted a tentative date for the NJDOC exam administration on their website like they did in 2017 to advise applicants, it leads to the possibility that the NJCSC may be planning a full cycle including the LEE for the Spring rather than the Fall. Obviously, this will be cleared up once they release the Orientation Guide.

It should be noted that they have given out very conflicting information to candidates over the last month. Some candidates have been told to expect the announcement in July and others have been told to look for it right after the New Year. This is very common for the NJCSC. Even direct information from the commissioner's office cannot be relied upon.

If they are going to announce the LEE to coincide with the NJDOC testing, applications will open on either January 1st/2nd, 2019 or February 1, 2019. That would lead to testing throughout the Spring of 2019.
Dr. David A. Paprota, Ed.D.
Chief of Police (Ret.)
CCS Test Prep®
www.ccstest.com

ata52189
Rookie
Posts: 23
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:36 pm

Re: 2019 NJ LEE Information

Post by ata52189 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:06 pm

CCSTestPrep wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:47 pm
With the NJDOC announcement being posted on December 1, 2018, that leaves the very distinct possibility that the 2019 LEE is could to be announced sooner than expected. Since the NJCSC uses the same exam for NJDOC and the LEE, they would be creating an incredible headache for themselves (which they often do) and a concern for candidates if they run completely separate (Spring/Fall) testing cycles. Since many of the candidates apply for both announcements and they won't let candidates take the exam twice in one year, the issue of "carrying over" the scores from the NJDOC exam cycle to the LEE cycle is a concern. If they stick to a Fall of 2019 cycle for the LEE, it will be stated in the NJDOC Exam Orientation Guide (once posted) that the scores will "carry over" to the LEE.

Since the NJCSC has not yet posted a tentative date for the NJDOC exam administration on their website like they did in 2017 to advise applicants, it leads to the possibility that the NJCSC may be planning a full cycle including the LEE for the Spring rather than the Fall. Obviously, this will be cleared up once they release the Orientation Guide.

It should be noted that they have given out very conflicting information to candidates over the last month. Some candidates have been told to expect the announcement in July and others have been told to look for it right after the New Year. This is very common for the NJCSC. Even direct information from the commissioner's office cannot be relied upon.

If they are going to announce the LEE to coincide with the NJDOC testing, applications will open on either January 1st/2nd, 2019 or February 1, 2019. That would lead to testing throughout the Spring of 2019.
Any updates on when we could be expecting this test?

CCSTestPrep
Moderator
Posts: 159
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:14 pm
Location: Lacey Township

Re: 2019 NJ LEE Information

Post by CCSTestPrep » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:58 pm

The mystery will hopefully end by the end of next week into the weekend. Unfortunately, the information staff at civil service has been giving out "opinion" or "guesses" to both candidates and officials ranging between a February 1st announcement (to correspond with NJDOC announcement and test cycle) and a July 1st announcement (to follow their normal fire and/or police testing cycle in the fall).
The secrecy at the top in the civil service commission defies logic. Their call-takers are fielding hundreds of inquiries a day and they refuse to give their own staff the accurate information.
We'll see on the 1st.
Dr. David A. Paprota, Ed.D.
Chief of Police (Ret.)
CCS Test Prep®
www.ccstest.com

ata52189
Rookie
Posts: 23
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:36 pm

Re: 2019 NJ LEE Information

Post by ata52189 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:22 am

CCSTestPrep wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:58 pm
The mystery will hopefully end by the end of next week into the weekend. Unfortunately, the information staff at civil service has been giving out "opinion" or "guesses" to both candidates and officials ranging between a February 1st announcement (to correspond with NJDOC announcement and test cycle) and a July 1st announcement (to follow their normal fire and/or police testing cycle in the fall).
The secrecy at the top in the civil service commission defies logic. Their call-takers are fielding hundreds of inquiries a day and they refuse to give their own staff the accurate information.
We'll see on the 1st.
thank you for your response!!! fingers crossed for February lol

CCSTestPrep
Moderator
Posts: 159
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:14 pm
Location: Lacey Township

Re: 2019 NJ LEE Information

Post by CCSTestPrep » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:14 pm

The most accurate information regarding the next LEE announcement thus far is July 1, 2019. Unfortunately, it is likely that the NJCSC may not let candidates know if the upcoming NJDOC test and results will carry over automatically for those who later apply for the LEE. Unfortunately, this will likely not be known for sure until the July 1, 2019 LEE announcement.

IT IS VERY CRITICAL THAT ANYONE TAKING THE NJDOC EXAM GO ALL OUT AND DO THE BEST YOU CAN, AS THE RESULTS WILL LIKELY CARRYOVER TO THE LEE WHETHER YOU WANT THEM TO OR NOT.




https://www.ccstest.com/NJDOC/
Dr. David A. Paprota, Ed.D.
Chief of Police (Ret.)
CCS Test Prep®
www.ccstest.com

CCSTestPrep
Moderator
Posts: 159
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:14 pm
Location: Lacey Township

Re: 2019 NJ LEE Information

Post by CCSTestPrep » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:33 am

I have posted the CCS Test Prep® Schedule for the 2019 NJ LEE prep. Early registration is also available. The NJCSC will actually be using an online portal to allow candidates to select their test date, time, and location, among an extensive list of available test sites and dates. So, there is some flexibility in when an individual chooses to attend prep. My August classes will close out first since a lot of candidates like to have more time. Also college schedules, etc., come into consideration with the August classes.

In addition to the in-class instruction, binder of material and practice questions, formal testing, scoring of practice exams, etc., I'm also going to allow my students to use my Online Learning Platform to repetitiously take short practice quizzes during the days leading up to the time of the actual exam. The automated quizzes are immediately scored and include answer guides to ensure understanding before test day.
This will certainly increase confidence and proficiency and allow every one of my student to strive for perfection on test day. Perfection is not only desired, it is expected.

https://www.ccstest.com/nj-entry-level- ... lice-test/

Seminars are currently scheduled at very convenient locations
throughout New Jersey as follows:
  • Middlesex County (Sayreville, NJ - Middlesex County Fire Academy)
    2-Day Seminar 
    Saturday, August 10, 2019
    Saturday, August 17, 2019
    8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day
  • Ocean County (Lakewood, NJ - Hilton Garden Inn)
    2-Day Seminar 
    Sunday, August 11, 2019
    Sunday, August 18, 2019
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day
  • Passaic/Essex County (Montclair, NJ - Montclair State University Conference Center)
    2-Day Seminar 
    Saturday, August 24, 2019
    Sunday, August 25, 2019
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day
  • Bergen County (Mahwah, NJ - Bergen County Police Academy)
    2-Day Seminar 
    Saturday, September 7, 2019
    Sunday, September 15, 2019
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day
  • Morris County (Morristown, NJ - Morris County Police Academy) 
    2-Day Seminar 
    Sunday, September 8, 2019
    Sunday, September 22, 2019
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day
  • Ocean County (Toms River, NJ - Days Inn Hotel)
    3-Evening NJ LEE Seminar 
    Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    Thursday, September 12, 2019
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each evening
  • Mercer County (West Windsor, NJ - Mercer County College Conference Center)
    2-Day Seminar 
    Saturday, September 14, 2019
    Saturday, September 21, 2019
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day
  • Monmouth County (Tinton Falls, NJ - Doubletree by Hilton Hotel)
    3-Evening Seminar 
    Thursday, September 19, 2019
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    Thursday, September 26, 2019
    5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each evening
  • Essex/Passaic County (Montclair, NJ - Montclair State University Conference Center)
    2-Day Seminar 
    Saturday, September 28, 2019
    Sunday, September 29, 2019
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day
  • Ocean County (Lakewood, NJ - Hilton Garden Inn Hotel)
    3-Evening Seminar
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019
    Tuesday, October 8, 2019
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each evening
  • Union County (Kenilworth, NJ - The Kenilworth Hotel)
    3-Evening Seminar
    Thursday, October 3, 2019
    Thursday, October 10, 2019
    Thursday, October 17, 2019
    5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each evening
  • Middlesex County (Sayreville, NJ - Middlesex County Fire Academy)
    2-Day Seminar 
    Saturday, October 5, 2019
    Saturday, October 19, 2019
    8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day
  • Passaic County (Wayne, NJ - Public Safety Academy)
    2-Day Seminar 
    Sunday, October 6, 2019
    Saturday, October 12, 2019
    8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day
  • Bergen County (Mahwah, NJ - Bergen County Police Academy)
    2-Day Seminar (Click HERE to Register)
    Saturday, October 13, 2019
    Sunday, October 20, 2019
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day
  • Morris County (Morristown, NJ - Morris County Police Academy) 
    2-Day Seminar
    Saturday, October 26, 2019
    Sunday, October 27, 2019
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day
Dr. David A. Paprota, Ed.D.
Chief of Police (Ret.)
CCS Test Prep®
www.ccstest.com

Post Reply