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Ready for Work? Fitness for Duty Evaluations for Public Safety Personnel

Sampson conducts Fitness for Duty Evaluations for Public Safety personnel. Our Evaluation Protocol consists of six psychological/social assessments and either one or two clinical interviews (this is determined on a case-by-case basis). Sampson’s battery of psychological tests meets reliability and validity legal standards. Clinical interviews are conducted by licensed psychologists who specialize in this field.

Psychological/Social Assessments: What We Measure

The Psychological/Social Assessment portion of Sampson’s Evaluation Protocol measures the following six areas:

1. Intellectual Functioning – The person’s ability to use “Practical Intelligence” (Fluid IQ) and Educational Intelligence (Formal IQ) in their thinking.

2. Personality Traits – This measures how the person may come across to others socially on a daily basis.

3. Mental/Emotional Stability – This measures the mental and emotional potential to be exploitative /destructive to self and others.

4. Moral Orientation – The Moral Orientation is an assessment of the person’s moral compass. Moral orientation is what drives a person’s moral decisions (practical versus emotional).

5. Empathy Quotient (EQ) – The Empathy Quotient is a measure of a person’s ability to place themselves in another person’s situation. It is also a determinant that drives a person’s ethical decision-making when managing another person.

6. Personability (PA) – The Personability Assessment measures a person’s responsibility for their actions/decisions versus placing responsibility on others or circumstances in their life.

Clinical Interview: Finding the Answers

There are one or two clinical interviews (this is determined on a case-by-case basis) that are conducted as part of Sampson’s Fitness For Duty Evaluation Protocol. The clinical interviews are conducted by a licensed psychologist to determine if the person’s problematic behaviors are due to current personal problems (financial, social, medical) that are overriding the person’s capacity to function normally or cope with day-to-day responsibilities.

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For more information about Sampson’s Fitness for Duty Evaluation, please email