Morris & McDaniel Public Safety Test: Free guide and Sample Questions

This page will help you prepare for the Morris & McDaniel Public Safety Test. It includes a detailed guide with free sample questions, along with a detailed explanation of the differences between the Morris&McDaniel Public Safety Exams

What is the Morris and McDaniel Public Safety Assessment?

The Morris and McDaniel assessment is a pre-employment screening test for candidates of the public sector in the following professions: Police officer, Firefighter, Correction officer, Dispatcher, etc

Each exam contains passages and questions that reflect the essential skills, abilities and personal characteristics that are necessary for effective job performance.

While the passages and questions vary according to the specific position, the overall content of entry-level Morris & McDaniel S.H.I.E.L.D. Exams for Police, Fire and Corrections Officers are:

  • Reading Comprehension.
  • Mechanical Aptitude.
  • Mathematical Computation.
  • Written Communication.
  • Psychological Evaluation- for Police and Firefighters, ensuring the emotional and personality match-up with the job is more or less a personality test.

Practice free sample questions and answers on our Firefighter Test Practice page. 

Morris & McDaniel Sample Questions

Reading Comprehension Sample Question

Most East and South-East Asian countries report little or no cohabitation. The exception is Japan where, among women born in the 1970s, about 20% say they have cohabited with a sexual partner. For Japan, that is a big change. In surveys between 1987 and 2002, just 1-7% of single women said they had lived with a partner. But it is not much compared with America where, according to a 2002 Gallup poll, over half of married Americans lived together before their wedding day. In many Western societies, more cohabitation has offset a trend towards later marriage or higher rates of divorce. That has not happened in Asia.

Cohabitation in Japan is:

A. More common than in south east Asia.
B. More common in the US.
C. Not found at all.
D. Highly forbidden.
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is A.

Most East and South-East Asian countries report little or no cohabitation. The exception is Japan, where, among women born in the 1970s, about 20% say they have cohabited with a sexual partner.

Mathematical Computation Word Problem Sample Question

An organic greenhouse grows Roses and Lilies in an 11:10 ratio in favour of the Roses. On Valentine's Day, the owner of the greenhouse was overflowed with orders and sold out his entire stock of flowers. If the total amount of Lilies was 2,000 how many more Roses than Lilies were sold?

A. 2200.
B. 2100.
C. 200.
D. 180.
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is C = 200.

In this question, we have both the ratio and an absolute value. Thus, once we calculate the value of a unit of ratio we can easily find the rest of the values.

Since the ratio between the Roses and Lilies is 11:10, we can consider the 2,000 Lilies as 10 units of ratio and therefore: 2,000 Lilies/10 units = 200 Lilies per unit of ratio.

The difference between the number of Roses and the number of Lilies is one unit: 11-10 = 1, which equals 200.

Morris & McDaniel Public Safety Exams

Morris & McDaniel Public Safety Exams include entry-level screening tests for:

Morris & McDaniel S.H.I.E.L.D. for Police Exam

The test battery for Police applicants assesses a wide range of skills such as spatial orientation, semantic ordering, problem sensitivity, inductive reasoning and flexibility of closure. There are four basic components to S.H.I.E.L.D. Police Exams:

  • Entry-Level Police Test (ELP) – Measuring the basic skills required of all Police Officers, the ELP is another hurdle in the selection process that brings the best candidates to the attention of the hiring department. Eight aptitudes are assessed through the ELP: Spatial orientation, inductive reasoning, flexibility of closure, problem sensitivity, memorization, verbal comprehension, semantic ordering and visualization.
  • Reading Ability for Police (RAP) – Set at the reading level needed for training and on-the-job tasks, RAP is a qualifying test that must be passed in order to continue along the hiring process.
  • Candidate Self-Report for Police (CSR-P) – Expect to encounter questions focused on community service, integrity and work ethic. The CSR-P is used to highlight top-tier candidates.
  • Structured Oral Presentation (SOP) – This portion of S.H.I.E.L.D. is often used as a ranking tool. The aim is to predict job performance through the structured interview that highlights situational judgment, verbal communication, problem identification and propensity for effective community service.

Morris & McDaniel S.H.I.E.L.D. for Firefighters

The framework of S.H.I.E.L.D. for Firefighters is similar to S.H.I.E.L.D. for Police, though the subject matter of each component mirrors the tasks and situations encountered by Firefighters. Those components include:

  • Reading Test for Fire (RTF)
  • Candidate Self-Report for Fire (CSR-F)
  • Entry-Level Fire Test (ELF)
  • Structured Oral Presentation (SOP)

S.H.I.E.L.D. for Security

Morris & McDaniel exams extend to the general field of security, and particularly to Casino Security. As in Police and Firefighter positions, the pre-employment exam for Security jobs consists of a test battery comprised of four components:

  • Reading Test (RTS) 
  • Candidate Self-Report (CSR-S)
  • Entry-Level Test (ELS) 
  • Structured Oral Presentation (SOP)

Morris & McDaniel Operator Test Battery

There are three parts to the Operator Test Battery:

  • Morris Learning Aptitude Test (LAT) – The focus of this exam is on the ability to learn new information, skills, procedures and the use of newly-introduced software and equipment.
  • Mechanical Aptitude Test (MAT) – This exam measures your understanding of fundamental mechanical objects and principles.
  • Candidate Self Report (CSR) – The CSR has proven to be highly predictive of job success. This portion of the Operator Test Battery assesses the applicant’s work ethic, integrity, interest in serving the public, interpersonal skills, ethnic tolerance, teamwork, self-confidence and multi-tasking ability.

Morris & McDaniel Dispatcher/Telecommunicator Test 

The 911 Dispatcher Exam Practice was developed for Florida Protective Service agencies. The test is comprised of two parts: Audio and Written. There are four sections in the Audio portion of the test: Recalling Facts, Call Taking, Listening/Checking and Checking Coded Information. The Written portion contains six sections: Evaluating Facts, Setting Priorities, Reading Comprehension, Shift Bulletin, Clarity of Expression and Assigning Units.

Pre-Employment Public Safety Exams Developed with FDLE

Morris & McDaniel has worked closely with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to produce public safety tests, which measure work behaviors, skills and abilities that define successful job performance.

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