Police Officer Exam Cram
Before you head out to protect the streets of your city, you must pass the police office entrance exam and Police Officer Exam: Exam Cram can help you. This concise review guide covers the main exam objectives in the five core areas: comprehension, recall, forms, legal definitions and "what if" scenarios. With detailed examples in each topic area, you will be able to practice and hone your skills before taking the exam. This exam will be one of the most important things you take on in your life. Prepare for it with the best?Police Officer Exam: Exam Cram.
- Mixed media product | 384 pages
- 147.3 x 226.1 x 22.9mm | 884.52g
- 17 Nov 2004
- Pearson Education (US)
- Pearson It Certification
- Upper Saddle River, United States
Table of contents
Introduction. Self-Assessment.Chapter 1: Police Officer Selection Process. Police Officer Job Description Television Image Versus Reality Odd Hours Working Holidays Quick Lunches Not Getting Rich Requirements A Most Rewarding Job Educational Opportunities Chances for Advancement Selection Process Written Exam Oral Interview Physical Ability Long Employment Application Background Investigation Psychological Evaluation Polygraph Test Medical and Drug Screening Ride-Along Program A Typical Day in the Life of a Police Officer Part I. WRITTEN EXAM. Chapter 2: Reading Comprehension. Approaching the Reading Comprehension Section of the Exam Potential Topic Areas for the Police Exam Reading Comprehension Exam Law Definition Policies and Procedures Suspected Drug Operating Procedure Vehicle Towed Operating Procedure Extracting Data Police Report 1 Police Report 2 Taking Notes on Reading Comprehension Passages Exam Prep Questions Exam Prep Answers Chapter 3: Memory Retention. Ability to Observe Detailed Information Maximizing Information Retention Organize the Information Exam Information Crime Scenes Suspect Information Building Floor Plan Exam Prep Questions Exam Prep Answers Chapter 4: Geographical Orientation. Importance of Geographical Orientation in Police Work Basics of Street Layout Applying Geographical Orientation to the Police Exam Direct Route Questions Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Follow the Path Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Landmark/Spatial Orientation Questions Scenario 1 Exam Prep Questions Exam Prep Answers Chapter 5: Forms and Reports. Police Reports Evidence Inventory and Analysis Forms Charging Information Forms What's on the Police Test? Question Type 1 Question Type 2-Extracting Information Exam Prep Questions Exam Prep Answers Chapter 6: Writing Skills. Importance of Writing Skills in Police Work Stick to Facts Express Yourself Clearly Keep It Simple! Always Proofread Grammar Basics Subject-Verb Agreement Tense Consistency Sentence Structure Apostrophes Sentence Fragments Double Negatives Punctuation Vocabulary and Spelling Exam Prep Questions Exam Prep Answers Part II. ORAL INTERVIEW. Chapter 7: Oral Interview. Preparation Before the Oral Interview Create an Inventory of Personal and Professional Accomplishments Resume Preparing a Two-Minute and Five-Minute Introduction Discovering the Oral Interview Structured Oral Interview Prepare Questions Prepare Answers Practice, Practice, Practice Dressing and Appearance for the Oral Interview Sending a Thank You Letter Exam Prep Questions Exam Prep Answers Part III. PHYSICAL AGILITY. Chapter 8: Physical Agility. Importance of Physical Fitness in Police Work What to Expect During the Physical Agility Test Physical Agility Standards Demonstration The Test Guidelines for Push-ups Guidelines for Sit-ups Guidelines for the Running Test Guidelines for the Flexibility Test How to Improve Your Score Push-ups Sit-ups Running Test Sprints Workout Flexibility Exam Prep Questions Part IV. MAXIMIZING TEST SCORES. Chapter 9: Time Management. Time Management Before the Test Prioritize Your Study Tasks and Time Keep Time for Your Personal Commitments and Routines Develop Self-Discipline Maintain Healthy Eating and Sleeping Habits Take Short Breaks While Studying Designate a Study Area Practice, Practice, and More Practice Review Your Study Performance Relax Time Management During the Police Test Time Management During the Written Test Time Management During the Oral Interview Time Management During the Physical Agility Test Avoid Stress-The Key to Better Time Management Exam Prep Questions Finding Extra Time for Study Take Time to Time Yourself Chapter 10: Test Taking Strategies. Review the Test Know the Grading Scheme Understand the Question Highlight Key Words in the Questions Ignore Nothing Look for Twists in the Question Look for Clues Predict the Correct Answer Identify Qualifiers in Questions Negatives Recognize the Type of Question Maintain Speed Review All Answers Write Neatly Let's Rehearse The Final Helpful Tip Part V. PRACTICE EXAMS. Chapter 11: Practice Test 1. Commonly Misspelled Words Choose the Correct Sentence or Sentences Choose the Correct Synonym Police Vocabulary Sentence Ordering Questions Arithmetic and Arithmetic Formula Questions Chapter 12: Answer Key to Practice Test 1. Chapter 13: Practice Test 2. Using Maps and Face Recognition Fractions Percentages Decimals Ratios and Proportions Memory and Observation Chapter 14: Answer Key to Practice Test 2. Chapter 15: Practice Test 3. Military Time 25-Minute Recall Test Timed Test: 25-Minute Time Limit Timed Test: 25-Minute Time Limit Steps to Preserve a Crime Scene Timed Test: 30-Minute Time Limit Collection of Evidence at a Crime Scene Timed Test: 60-Minute Time Limit Types of Evidence Evidence Chain of Custody Tagging Evidence What Terrorist Threat Colors Mean Timed Test: 25-Minute Time Limit Glossary Questions Chapter 16: Answer Key to Practice Test 3. Appendix A: Need to Know More? Glossary. Index.
About Pamela Rice Hahn
Rizwan Khan is an 18-year veteran of law enforcement. He began his career in law enforcement in 1986 with the Indiana University Police Department at Indianapolis as a Cadet Officer. After completion of Indiana University Police Academy in 1987, he was commissioned by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board as a police officer for the university. Rizwan received a B.S. in Public Affairs from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis in 1989. After finishing his degree, he was employed by the Indianapolis Police Department. After completing the Indianapolis Police Department Training Academy program, Rizwan was commissioned for the second time by the same board as a police officer for the city of Indianapolis. Rizwan held a variety of positions for the Indianapolis Police Department, including uniform patrol officer, evidence technician, detective, and warrant service officer. While working as a detective, Rizwan investigated burglaries, larcenies, aggravated assaults, shootings, traffic accidents, and hit and run cases. Rizwan has attended numerous law enforcement training classes offered by the Indianapolis Police Department and other outside agencies, including Basic and Advanced Detective School and Evidence Technician.Currently, Rizwan works as a detective for the North District of the Indianapolis Police Department.Pamela Rich Hahn currently works as an independent contractor providing technical and other writing and editing services. Prior to her freelance career, Pamela worked in law enforcement for 10 years. Pam has authored or co-authored more than 10 technical and general non-fiction books, including How to Use Microsoft Access 2000 and Alpha Teach Yourself Grammar and Style in 24 Hours, and she has been a contributing writer and editor to a number of others.Pam has published several hundred general interest and technical articles in local, national, and online publications. Pam also designs and maintains several Web sites, among them her personal site, http://www.RiceHahn.com, The Blue Rose Bouquet online magazine http://www.blueroses.com, GenealogyTips http://www.GenealogyTips.com and Cooking With Pam http://www.CookingWithPam.com.