Police commissioner: Applicants asked to do psychometric test

Applicants for the post of Commissioner of Police have been asked to do a preliminary self-assessment (psychometric test) as well as to undergo an extended interview.

The applicants for the post are Mary Muscat, Alexandra Mamo, Sandro Camilleri, Herman Mula and Frankie Sammut. The call for applications closed last Monday evening. This is the first time that the new police commissioner will be chosen using this newly adopted method.

Applicants will be screened by the Public Service Commission and shortlisted to two. The Prime Minister will then put his preferred option to parliament where the candidate will face a grilling and a final vote.

They have been requested to call at Block ‘B’, Institute for Public Services, in Floriana coming Tuesday at 2.00p.m. for the test. According to the Institute of the Psychometric Coaching Psychometric such tests are a standard and scientific method used to measure individuals’ mental capabilities and behavioural style. Psychometric tests are designed to measure candidates’ suitability for a role applied for.

The second part of the assessment with be the extended interview which will be held on Friday 22 May. The result of the psychometric test will serve as an input to the Public Service Commission during the interview.

The applicants were asked not to share information related to the test.