Your ticket to a higher score on the police officer exam
Police exams are becoming increasingly difficult to pass, as lawenforcement agencies are looking for the most capable officers fromthe candidate application pool. To help select the most qualifiedcandidate, more than half of the departments and agenciesthroughout the country are following the current trend of using theNational Police Officer Selection Test (POST also referred to asNPOST). Police Officer Exam For Dummies features three POSTexams based on the official test, plus one New York City (NYC)exam.
If you're a prospective police officer who needs to take thewritten exam, Police Officer Exam For Dummies gives you allthe essential test preparation you need to succeed. Packed withstudy advice and test-taking tips, you'll get targeted instructionon 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 detailedexplanations
Whether you're taking the local, county, state, or federalagency exam, this guide contains everything you need to score yourhighest on the exam and realize your dream of becoming a policeofficer.
About the Author
Raymond E. Foster, BA was a sworn member of the Los AngelesPolice Department for 24 years, during which he received more than200 commendations for outstanding performance.
Tracey Vasil Biscontini is the founder, president, andCEO of Northeast Editing, Inc., a company specializing in thecreation of test-preparation products.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Road to Landing a Job as a PoliceOfficer.
Chapter 1: Signing Up, Getting Screened, and Other PrepWork.
Chapter 2: Preparing Yourself for the Police Officer Tests.
Part II: Breaking Down the National Police Officer SelectionTest (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 OtherRequirements.
Chapter 10: Putting Your Physical Ability to the Test.
Chapter 11: Presenting Yourself Well in the Oral BoardInterview.
Chapter 12: Preparing for Medical and PsychologicalEvaluations.
Part IV: Practice Police Officer Exams.
Chapter 13: Practice Test 1: The National Police OfficerSelection Test (POST).
Chapter 14: Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 1.
Chapter 15: Practice Test 2: The National Police OfficerSelection Test (POST).
Chapter 16: Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 2.
Chapter 17: Practice Test 3: The National Police OfficerSelection Test (POST).
Chapter 18: Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 3.
Chapter 19: Practice Test 4: The New York City Police DepartmentPolice 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.
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