Peace Officer Psychological Evaluation (POPE)

What is the POPE Process?

Government Code Section 1031(f) requires peace officer candidates to be found free of any physical, emotional, or mental condition that might adversely affect their ability to perform the essential functions of a peace officer.

To evaluate a candidate’s psychological suitability, the candidate will participate in a written Psychological Evaluation which consists of three components: two written personality tests; the Psychological History Questionnaire; and, an interview with a psychologist.