Police Officer Exam

(POLICE-OFFCR.AE1) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-519-0
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Skills You’ll Get

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17+ Lessons | 280+ Exercises | 94+ Quizzes |


4+ Full Length Tests | 280+ Practice Test Questions



  • About This Course
  • Icons Used in This Course
  • Where to Go from Here

Signing Up, Getting Screened, and Other Prep Work

  • Starting with the Notice of Examination (NOE)
  • Completing a Job Application
  • Taking the Written Test
  • Completing the Personal History Statement
  • Passing the Physical Ability Test (PAT)
  • Making a Dynamite Impression during the Oral Board Interview
  • Undergoing the Medical and Psychological Evaluations
  • What if I Get Eliminated during the Screening Process?

Taking a Closer Look at the Police Officer Tests

  • Knowing What You’re Up Against on the Written Test
  • Getting the Lowdown on the Other Police Officer Tests

Solving Basic Math Questions on the POST

  • What Do Math Questions Look Like?
  • Determining Percentages
  • Finding Averages
  • Picking an Answer if You Don’t Know It

Reading Between the Lines: Reading Comprehension

  • Comprehending the Reading Comprehension Section on the POST
  • Examining the Reading Comprehension Questions on the New York City Test

Expressing Yourself with Proper Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling

  • Acing Grammar Questions
  • Excelling at Spelling Questions

Stretching Your Memory and Visualization Skills

  • Getting the Lowdown on Memory and Observation Questions on the NYC Test

Reading and Writing Incident Reports

  • Tackling POST Questions about Incident Reports
  • Practice POST Incident Report Questions
  • Mastering Questions about Incident Reports on the NYC Test

Acing the Law Enforcement Essay Exam

  • Following the Proper Steps to Craft a Winning Essay
  • Understanding How Essays Are Scored
  • Warming Up to Sample Essay Prompts
  • Practice Law Enforcement Essay Exam Question and Answer

Completing the Personal History Statement

  • Becoming Familiar with the Personal History Statement
  • Getting Ready to Complete the Personal History Statement
  • Writing the Personal History Statement

Putting Your Physical Ability to the Test

  • Let’s Get Physical: The Whys and Wherefores of the Physical Ability Test
  • Getting in Shape before the Test
  • What You Should Know and Do the Day of Your Test
  • Showing Them What You Can Do: Test Events

Presenting Yourself Well in the Oral Board Interview

  • Comporting Yourself Well
  • Honing Your Question and Answer Skills

Preparing for Medical and Psychological Evaluations

  • Getting Tested, Poked, and Prodded in the Medical Evaluation
  • Understanding What Happens during the Psychological Evaluation

Ten Tips to Help You Succeed on the Exam

  • Prepare Yourself
  • Get Plenty of ZZZs
  • Eat Healthfully
  • Arrive Early
  • Relax!
  • Carefully Read or Listen to Directions
  • Read the Questions First
  • Pace Yourself
  • Mark the Right Spot!
  • Take a Guess

Ten Things to Expect at the Police Academy

  • Rigorous Rule Enforcement
  • Physical Challenges
  • Strength Training
  • Firearms Training
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Training
  • Academic Integrity
  • Language Training
  • Ethics Training
  • Human Relations
  • Field Training Program

Appendix A: Law Enforcement Terminology and Resources

  • Law Enforcement Terminology
  • Law Enforcement Codes
  • Additional Resources

Appendix B: Climbing the Law Enforcement Ladder

  • Starting on the Bottom Rung: Unranked
  • Moving to Middle Management: Bars
  • Becoming the Top Dog: Stars

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