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The R-PIQ, or Ryan-Personal Information Questionnaire as it was known, is the result of many years of psychological research and training by Dr. Andrew Ryan. Dr. Ryan was an appointed faculty member in the University Of South Carolina Department Of Psychology where he authored many textbooks and other guides. From academia, Dr. Ryan moved to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety where he provided consultation to numerous local, state, and federal law enforcement groups on topics surrounding psychological, behavioral, and operational support. Through this wealth of personal experience, the R-PIQ was born.
The focus of any selection process is acquiring definitive information as early and as inexpensively as possible. Building a selection process around the R-PIQ accomplishes this goal by immediately collecting actionable details directly from the most knowledgeable source (the subject). Beginning your process with the R-PIQ can save countless hours in background investigations and, when appropriate, can be used to expedite further investigative resources in the most efficient manner possible. Dr. Gary Kaufmann conducted police applicant screening for more than 25 years and is quoted,
“Conducting post psychological interviews has become significantly more accurate since I incorporated the R-PIQ into my test battery, and my customers are receiving valuable information to assist in their hiring decisions.”
In one case, the R-PIQ outperformed two experienced police investigators when conducting applicant interviews. After the R-PIQ reports were reviewed by the agency Director, he commented,
“All I know is that I had two trained investigators interview these applicants and they were not able to get even half of the information that was obtained by the R-PIQ.”
The true strength of the R-PIQ lies in its ability to obtain information quickly and directly from the subject “in their own words” effectively eliminating the need for further inference or interpretation of the self-reported information.