Police Officer Exam For Dummies by Raymond FosterPolice Officer Exam For Dummies by Raymond Foster

Police Officer Exam For Dummies

byRaymond Foster, Tracey Biscontini

Paperback | February 8, 2011

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Your ticket to a higher score on the police officer exam

Police exams are becoming increasingly difficult to pass, as law enforcement agencies are looking for the most capable officers from the candidate application pool. To help select the most qualified candidate, more than half of the departments and agencies throughout the country are following the current trend of using the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST also referred to as NPOST). Police Officer Exam For Dummies features three POST exams based on the official test, plus one New York City (NYC) exam.

If you're a prospective police officer who needs to take the written exam, Police Officer Exam For Dummies gives you all the essential test preparation you need to succeed. Packed with study advice and test-taking tips, you'll get targeted instruction on 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 detailed explanations

Whether you're taking the local, county, state, or federal agency exam, this guide contains everything you need to score your highest on the exam and realize your dream of becoming a police officer.

Raymond E. Foster, BA was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years, during which he received more than 200 commendations for outstanding performance. Tracey Vasil Biscontini is the founder, president, and CEO of Northeast Editing, Inc., a company specializing in the creation of test-preparation products.
Title:Police Officer Exam For DummiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 10.6 × 8.2 × 0.9 inPublished:February 8, 2011Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0470887249

ISBN - 13:9780470887240

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Table of Contents


Part I: The Road to Landing a Job as a Police Officer.

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

Chapter 2: Preparing Yourself for the Police Officer Tests.

Part II: Breaking Down the National Police Officer Selection Test (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 Other Requirements.

Chapter 10: Putting Your Physical Ability to the Test.

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

Chapter 12: Preparing for Medical and Psychological Evaluations.

Part IV: Practice Police Officer Exams.

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

Chapter 14: Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 1.

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

Chapter 16: Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 2.

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

Chapter 18: Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 3.

Chapter 19: Practice Test 4: The New York City Police Department Police 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.