Psychologists for Public Safety

The Institute for Forensic Psychology (IFP) provides expert psychological evaluation for police and public safety agencies. Specialized assessment protocols administered by our highly experienced staff have been used to evaluate more than 70,000 people from over 700 client agencies since IFP was founded in 1972. IFP staff make clear and defensible recommendations based on detailed assessments and professional standards. All of IFP’s psychologists are licensed and specialize in police and public safety work.

Our evaluation services include pre-employment psychological evaluations of police and other public safety candidates, as well as fitness for duty evaluations of incumbent public safety personnel, health care providers, teachers and other positions involving potential risk to public safety. In addition, we conduct evaluations for promotion and critical incident debriefings. Lastly, we provide expert consultation and training to police and public safety agencies.

 

Mission Statement

We are psychologists for public safety and psychological risk management consultants. We serve law enforcement, public safety, and emergency services agencies by (a) ensuring the psychological suitability of new hire candidates, (b) assessing the psychological fitness of uniform and civilian employees, and (c) identifying outstanding candidates for promotion. We strive to be the premier provider of highly specialized psychological services to police and public safety agencies in New Jersey and New York.

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