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Police Officer Exam For Dummies

Biscontini, Tracey Vasil

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2. Auflage April 2022
384 Seiten, Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-119-86055-6
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Prepare to serve your community with this easy-to-follow guide for future police officers

Open positions for police officers and detectives are expected to expand dramatically over the next decade. The time is right if you're looking to become a new police officer in your town or city. And whether you're hoping to become a local, county, state, or federal law enforcement official, the Police Officer Exam For Dummies has all the info you need to prepare for and pass the National Police Officer Selection Test or your local police officer exam with flying colors.

From the low-down on physical ability testing and the personal background interview, to targeted reviews of judgment skills, map reading, memory, observation, and recall, this guide will whip you into shape for the police officer test in no time at all.

In this book, you'll:
* Get the instruction you need to find your confidence and banish test anxiety for good
* Learn memory aids and tips so you can master the observation and recall test
* Get actionable and practicable test-taking strategies that actually improve your performance on the exam

So, stop rubbing that rabbit's foot and start preparing like the pros do, with the Police Officer Exam For Dummies!

Introduction 1

Part 1: The Road to Landing a Job as a Police Officer 5

Chapter 1: Signing Up, Getting Screened, and Other Prep Work 7

Chapter 2: Taking a Closer Look at the Police Officer Tests 21

Part 2: Breaking Down the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST) and the NYC Test 29

Chapter 3: Solving Basic Math Questions on the POST 31

Chapter 4: Reading Between the Lines: Reading Comprehension 51

Chapter 5: Expressing Yourself with Proper Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling 75

Chapter 6: Stretching Your Memory and Visualization Skills 95

Chapter 7: Reading and Writing Incident Reports 125

Chapter 8: Acing the Law Enforcement Essay Exam 143

Chapter 9: Completing the Personal History Statement 151

Part 3: After the Written Test: Meeting Other Requirements 161

Chapter 10: Putting Your Physical Ability to the Test 163

Chapter 11: Presenting Yourself Well in the Oral Board Interview 175

Chapter 12: Preparing for Medical and Psychological Evaluations 181

Part 4: Practice Police Officer Exams 191

Chapter 13: Practice Test 1: The National Police Officer Selection Test (POST) 193

Chapter 14: Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 1 213

Chapter 15: Practice Test 2: The National Police Officer Selection Test (POST) 221

Chapter 16: Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 2 241

Chapter 17: Practice Test 3: The National Police Officer Selection Test (POST) 247

Chapter 18: Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 3 269

Chapter 19: Practice Test 4: The New York City Police Officer's Entrance Exam 275

Chapter 20: Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 4 317

Part 5: The Part of Tens 325

Chapter 21: Ten Tips to Help You Succeed on the Exam 327

Chapter 22: Ten Things to Expect at the Police Academy 331

Part 6: Appendixes 337

Appendix A: Law Enforcement Terminology and Resources 339

Appendix B: Climbing the Law Enforcement Ladder 345

Index 349
Tracey Vasil Biscontini is Founder and CEO of Northeast Editing, Inc., a full-service educational development firm specializing in test preparation.