Arco Master the Police Officer Exam

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Overview

Police departments across America are looking for new recruits to jointheir ranks. To become a police officer, one must pass the written and physical qualifying tests and do well on the Oral Board Interviews. Some states are now using Video Based Examinations as part of their hiring process. This testprep book provides information on all of the above as well as the current employment outlook and salaries of police officers nationwide.

4 fulllength sample tests Practice sample questions in all exam subjects Current career and salary information Includes Oral Board Interviews and Video Based Examinations National Criminal Justice Officer Physical Ability Test (NCJOPAT)—Orientation and Preparation Guide

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780768918366
  • Publisher: Peterson's
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Edition number: 17
  • Pages: 510
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Before You Begin ix
How to Use This Book ix
Part I A Career as a Police Officer
1 What Police Officers Do 3
Traits of a Police Officer 4
Duties of a Police Officer 6
Essential Job Tasks Performed by Police Officers 8
Specialized Assignments 13
Special-Purpose Public Police Forces 18
The New Role of Police 19
General Working Conditions 20
Employment Outlook 21
A Career as a Detective 23
2 Police Recruit Qualifications 29
General Requirements 29
A Typical Notice of Examination 32
3 Municipal Police Forces 39
Organization of Municipal Police Forces 39
Line Functions 40
Staff Functions 42
Civilian Personnel 43
Auxiliary Staff Services 44
4 The Police Officer Screening Process 49
The Written Examination 49
Oral Board Interviews 53
Video-Based Examinations 57
The Medical Examination 61
Physical Performance Tests 71
The Background Check 98
The Psychological Evaluation 99
Part II Police Officer Exam Review
5 Police Judgment Quizzer 109
About the Police Judgment Quizzer 109
Test-Taking Strategies for the Police Judgment Quizzer 110
Sample Police Quizzer 115
Answer Key and Explanations 159
6 Reading-Based Questions 177
Test-Taking Strategies for Reading-Based Questions 177
Sample Questions 180
Answer Key and Explanations 195
Practice with Reading-Based Questions 199
Answer Key and Explanations 212
7 Observation and Memory 215
Police Observation of Persons, Places, and Things 215
Practice with Observation and Memory Questions 217
Answer Key and Explanations 227
Part III Five Practice Tests
New York Police Department Test Preparation Kit 233
Exercise 1 237
Answer Key 260
Exercise 2 261
Answer Key 285
National Criminal Justice Officer Selection Inventory 289
Practice Test 289
Answer Key and Explanations 310
Practice Test 3 319
Memory Booklet 319
Practice Test 322
Answer Key and Explanations 356
Practice Test 4 367
Memory Booklet 367
Practice Test 368
Answer Key and Explanations 394
Practice Test 5 405
Practice Test 405
Answer Key and Explanations 429
Part IV Appendices
Appendix A The Police Academy 441
The First Step in Your Career 441
Pre-Academy Preparation 444
Dealing with the "Boot Camp" Environment 446
Classroom Conduct 448
Lectures and Exams 449
Academy Subjects 451
Physical Training 455
Arrest and Control Classes 461
Dress Codes 462
Role Plays 463
Weapons Training 464
Emergency Vehicle Driving 465
Field Trips 465
Graduation 466
Field Officer Training 466
Appendix B Physical Fitness Course 469
Defining Fitness 469
Program for Women 472
Program for Men 490
Staying Fit 506
Isometrics 507
Water Activities 509
Weight Training 510
Sports 511
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