I'd be surprised that any cop anywhere in this country isn't given the MMPI
it's quite common and I have to believe dirt cheap to rent and administer a test, especially if a test is given to several people in one sitting.
I've taken this test before and it basically asks about twenty questions ten different ways
Each of the questions try to find out if you're a decent and rational person. The questions are asked ten different ways just to double/ten times check that you aren't trying to fudge your answer and presumably check to see if you're bright enough to recongnize that you're being asked the same question ten different ways and answering consistently across the ten askings.
If memory serves they don't flat out ask if you're a bully. More of a "feeling you out" in an attempt to get you to tip your hand enough that the followup interview with a (presumably competent) headshrinker will reveal more than the test itself. I'm working from very old memory here but this is the form the "bully" question might take - Do you consider yourself an empathetic person and want to consider the feelings of people around you when trying to get them to do something? Then ask this question another 9 times all equally oblique but still on the task of flushing out bullies.
So I'm kind of surprised that there's been so much mention of testing at the hiring phase lately. Some peeps don't know that what they're asking for is already in place.
My own personal opinion of the test at the time was that a reasonably bright person who was a bully or outright psycho could see the questions for what they are and lie with his answer. Think Hannibal Lecter on a smaller scale.
But hey, WTF? Do gummits really want to weed out bullies and psychos?????????????????