Your ticket to a higher score on the police officer exam Police exams are becoming increasingly difficult to pass, as law enforcement agencies are looking for the most capable officers from the candidate application pool. To help select the most qualified candidate, more than half of the departments and agencies throughout the country are following the current trend of using the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST also referred to as NPOST). Police Officer Exam For Dummies features three POST exams based on the official test, plus one New York City (NYC) exam. If you're a prospective police officer who needs to take the written exam, Police Officer Exam For Dummies gives you all the essential test preparation you need to succeed. Packed with study advice and test-taking tips, you'll get targeted instruction on everything you can expect on the actual exam. Targeted review in judgment, map reading, memory observation, and recall skills Coverage of all key subject areas 4 full-length practice officer exams with answers and detailed explanations Whether you're taking the local, county, state, or federal agency exam, this guide contains everything you need to score your highest on the exam and realize your dream of becoming a police officer.
Introduction. Part I: The Road to Landing a Job as a Police Officer. Chapter 1: Signing Up, Getting Screened, and Other Prep Work. Chapter 2: Preparing Yourself for the Police Officer Tests. Part II: Breaking Down the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST) and the NYC Test. Chapter 3: Solving Basic Math Questions on the POST. Chapter 4: Reading Between the Lines: Reading Comprehension. Chapter 5: Expressing Yourself with Proper Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling. Chapter 6: Stretching Your Memory and Visualization Skills. Chapter 7: Reading and Writing Incident Reports. Chapter 8: Acing the Law Enforcement Essay Exam. Chapter 9: Completing the Personal History Statement. Part III: After the Written Test: Meeting Other Requirements. Chapter 10: Putting Your Physical Ability to the Test. Chapter 11: Presenting Yourself Well in the Oral Board Interview. Chapter 12: Preparing for Medical and Psychological Evaluations. Part IV: Practice Police Officer Exams. Chapter 13: Practice Test 1: The National Police Officer Selection Test (POST). Chapter 14: Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 1. Chapter 15: Practice Test 2: The National Police Officer Selection Test (POST). Chapter 16: Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 2. Chapter 17: Practice Test 3: The National Police Officer Selection Test (POST). Chapter 18: Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 3. Chapter 19: Practice Test 4: The New York City Police Department Police Officer Candidate Test. Chapter 20: Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 4. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Tips to Help You Succeed on the Exam. Chapter 22: Ten Things to Expect at the Police Academy. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Law Enforcement Terminology and Resources. Appendix B: Climbing the Law Enforcement Ladder. Index.
Raymond E. Foster, BA was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years, during which he received more than 200 commendations for outstanding performance. Tracey Vasil Biscontini is the founder, president, and CEO of Northeast Editing, Inc., a company specializing in the creation of test-preparation products.
Your ticket to a higher scoreon the police officer exam If you're a prospective police officer, this hands-on, friendly guide gives you all the essential test preparation you need to make it through each step of the hiring process. Packed with study advice and test-taking tips, you'll get targeted instruction and three practice tests based on the actual National Police Officer Selection Test (POST), plus one New York City (NYC) exam. Start at the beginning — find out how to obtain a Notice of Examination (NOE) and complete a job application The "write" stuff — test your writing and reading skills with coverage of reading comprehension, grammar, punctuation, spelling, writingincident reports, and the essay The "other" stuff — get a guided review of basic math, memory, and visualization skills Let's get physical — discover how the Physical Ability Test works and get advice on how you can get in shape before the test Put your heart to the test — know what to expect during the medical and psychological evaluations Make a good impression — get tips for completing your personal history statement and presenting yourself well in your oral interview Practice makes perfect — take four practice exams, with answers and complete explanations Open the book and find: In-depth coverage of all aspects of the police officer screening process Tips to prep for the oral interview and psychological evaluation Basic math and reading comprehension you'll need to know How to craft a winning essay Personal history statements that work Terminology and codes used by law enforcement Loads of practice questionsto build your test-takingconfidence Learn to: Ace the physical ability test and the personal background interview Master judgment, map reading, memory observation, and recall skills Get familiar with the exam by taking four practice tests Conquer test anxiety and boost confidence