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McGraw-Hill's police officer exams

Author: Michael Palmiotto; Alison McKenney Brown
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to preparing to take police officer exams that provides four full-length practice tests and test-taking strategies and includes information on the screening process, video and essay exam formats, and careers.
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Genre/Form: Examinations
Examinations, questions, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Palmiotto; Alison McKenney Brown
ISBN: 007146980X 9780071469807
OCLC Number: 153581682
Description: viii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: pt. 1. All about police work --
1. Understanding the role of the police officer --
oVerview of police departments --
Federal law enforcement agencies --
State law enforcement agencies --
County law enforcement agencies --
Municipal law enforcement agencies --
Police activities --
Structure of police departments --
Big city police departments --
Small community police departments --
2. Police careers and opportunities --
Why become a police officer? --
Duties of a police officer --
Opportunities for women and minorities --
Affirmative action/EEOC --
Assignments for police officers --
Automobile patrol --
Foot patrol --
Traffic officer --
Bicycle patrol --
Motorcycle patrol --
Horse patrol --
Marine patrol --
Aircraft --
Juvenile officer --
Canine officer --
Crime scene investigator --
Community policing officer --
Hostage negotiations teams --
Bomb squad officers --
Warrant officers --
Airport police --
Housing police --
Port authority police --
Transit police. pt. 2. Becoming a police officer --
3. Qualifications and opportunities for police officers --
General requirements --
Notice for examinations --
Probation period --
Opportunities for promotion --
Benefits --
4. The screening process --
5. Understanding the written exam --
Preparing to take the written law enforcement exam --
General tips for taking examinations --
Ability areas and associated testing formats --
Memorization --
Visualization --
Spatial orientation --
Verbal or written expression ; vocabulary terms ; grammar/sentence structure/spelling ; sequencing ; ability to provide information clearly and concisely ; investigative report writing --
Verbal, reading, or written comprehension ; applying learned information ; understanding information --
Problem sensitivity ; following a procedure or directions ; eyewitness descriptions --
Mathematics --
Deductive reasoning : applying verbal rules/procedures ; applying quantitative rules ; interpreting laws --
Inductive reasoning --
Information ordering --
6. Understanding the video and essay exams --
Video testing --
Essay exams --
7. Police training --
State requirements --
Training subjects --
Examinations --
Conduct and behavior. pt. 3. Practice law enforcement tests --
Practice test 1 : similar to the Seattle, Washington Law Enforcement Exam --
Pretest materials --
Vocabulary --
Ability to observe and recall --
Ability to observe and report information --
Ability to write reports and complete forms --
Applying learned material --
Maps and spatial reasoning --
Grammar and usage --
Test --
Answer key --
Practice test 2 : similar to the State of Massachusetts and San Antonio, Texas, Law Enforcement Exams --
Test --
Answer key --
Practice test 3 : similar to the New York City Law Enforcement Exam --
Test --
Answer key --
Practice test 4 : similar to the Denver, Colorado Law Enforcement Exam --
Test --
Answer key --
Appendix : Internet links for police information by state.
Other Titles: Police officer exams
Responsibility: Michael J. Palmiotto ; Alison McKenney Brown.

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Intended for the thousands of aspiring police officers who take the exams each year, this is a guide to the testing and application requirements. It also includes four full-length sample tests, just  Read more...

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