Written Exam - Trooper

The Maryland State Police uses the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST) examination. Each section will evaluate a different critical job function that a Maryland State Trooper will perform. This nationally recognized examination is generally scheduled on the same day as the FFAT.

The POST is made up of four sections:

  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Report Writing Skills

To prepare for the written exam, an applicant is encouraged to use the following study guide link: POST Study Guide.​

Numerous resources are available if you need additional preparation for the written exam. The​MAACC listing for MDSP.pdfMAACC listing for MDSP document provides a comprehensive list of aides.

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