Police Officer Exam

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Barron's Educational Series, 2009 - Political Science - 665 pages
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This updated manual presents information, advice, and practice tests that apply to police departments across the country. Four full-length practice exams with all questions answered and explained include two that were recently given by the New York City Police Department. Also included is a diagnostic exam presenting question types found on recent police entry-level exams given by a wide sample of the nation's police departments, as well as study advice and test-taking tips.
 

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Contents

About the Police Officer Examination
1
THE STEPS TO BECOMING A POLICE OFFICER
4
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE TEST
5
How to Maximize Your Test Score
7
STRATEGIES FOR HANDLING MULTIPLECHOICE QUESTIONS
9
THE TEST FORMAT
13
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK EFFECTIVELY
15
DIAGNOSE YOUR PROBLEM
17
SENTENCE ORDERING QUESTIONS
275
TRAFFIC MAP QUESTIONS
281
MATCHING SKETCHES QUESTIONS
285
DIRECTED PATROL QUESTIONS
289
ARITHMETIC QUESTIONS
292
FREQUENCY OF INFORMATION QUESTIONS
294
FIND THE PERPETRATOR QUESTIONS
297
APPLYING POLICE POLICY QUESTIONS
299

A Diagnostic Test
21
THE TEST
23
Answer Key
103
DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE
104
ANSWERS EXPLAINED
105
Understanding What You Read
125
INCREASE YOUR VOCABULARY
126
PRACTICE EXERCISES
128
Answer Key
141
Recalling What You Read
145
STRATEGIES FOR RECALLING WRITTEN MATERIAL
146
HOW TO FOCUS ON THE KEY FACTS
147
PRACTICE EXERCISES
149
Answer Key
161
Recalling What You See
169
PRACTICE EXERCISES
173
Answer Key
184
Handling Police Department Forms
189
INFORMATION COMMONLY FOUND ON POLICE DEPARTMENT FORMS
190
STRATEGIES FOR HANDLING FORMS
193
PRACTICE EXERCISES
195
Answer Key
209
Understanding and Applying Police Directives Procedures and Regulations
213
THE THREE QUESTION TYPES
214
STRATEGIES TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND PROCEDURES AND NARRATIVE SITUATIONS
216
STRATEGIES TO HELP YOU APPLY PROCEDURES TO SITUATIONS
217
PRACTICE EXERCISES
220
Answer Key
245
Understanding Legal Definitions
249
THE TWO QUESTION TYPES
250
STRATEGIES FOR HANDLING LEGAL DEFINITIONS
251
PRACTICE EXERCISES
253
Answer Key
269
Troublesome Question Types
273
FORMULA QUESTIONS
300
WANTED POSTER QUESTIONS
302
PRACTICE EXERCISESTIMED MINIQUIZ
305
Answer Key
319
The Oral Interview
325
ADVANCE PREPARATIONTHE KEY TO SUCCESS
329
INTERVIEW DAY
332
A FINAL WORD
334
Report Writing
335
REPORTWRITING GUIDELINES
336
REPORT PREPARATION
338
THE BEST PREPARATION
339
TYPE A QUESTIONSEVALUATING POLICE REPORTS
340
TYPE B QUESTIONSEXPRESSING POLICE INFORMATION
344
PRACTICE EXERCISES
346
Answer Key
359
TEST YOURSELF
363
Practice Examination One
367
THE TEST
369
Answer Key
427
DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE
428
ANSWERS EXPLAINED
429
Practice Examination Two
441
Practice Examination Two
443
Answer Key
519
DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE
520
ANSWERS EXPLAINED
521
Practice Examination Three
539
Practice Examination Three
541
Answer Key
640
DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE
641
ANSWERS EXPLAINED
643
A Strategy for Final Preparation
663
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About the author (2009)

Schroeder, Adjunct Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Senior Instructor, REMS Tutorial, Exam Preparation Specialists. Former Commanding Officer, 81st Police Precinct, New York City Police Department.

Lombardo, Deputy Inspector (retired), New York City Police Department. Adjunct Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Former Commanding Officer, 30th Police Precinct, New York City Police Department.

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