About the Police Officer Examination -- Purpose of the test -- What a police officer does -- The steps to becoming a police officer -- How to apply for the test -- How to maximize your test scores -- Good study habits -- Ten rules for studying more effectively -- Strategies for taking computer-based multiple-choice examinations -- Strategies for handling multiple-choice questions -- Developing and using a time management plan -- Test material distributed in advance -- Dealing with tests presented on video -- The test format -- How to use this book effectively -- Diagnose your problem -- A diagnostic test -- Before you take the test -- The test -- Answer key -- Diagnostic procedure -- Answers explained -- 1. Understanding what you read -- 2. Recalling what you read -- 3. Recalling what you see -- 4. Understanding and applying police directives, procedures, and regulation -- 5. Understanding legal definitions -- 6. Troublesome question types -- 7. The oral interview -- 8. Report writing -- Test yourself -- Practice examination one -- Practice examination two -- Practice examintion three -- A final word -- A strategy for final preparation.
"This updated manual presents information, practice tests, and strategies for the different question types used by police departments throughout the country. It includes: Four full-length practice exams with all questions answered and explained; two official exams given by a large metropolitan police department; streamlining of chapters to more closely reflect the latest question types currently in use; general strategies for dealing with multiple-choice questions and specific strategies for taking computer-based multiple-choice tests, as well as for taking the traditional paper/pencil multiple-choice exam; all-important time management strategies; new reading comprehension question types; plus strategies for answering these questions. An additional diagnostic exam presents questions like those that have appeared on recent entry-level exams used by police departments across the country. Also included are test-taking tips for all question types, suggested rules for effective study, and a detailed description of a police officer's duties. Updated chapters take into account the recent trend by police departments to rely on oral interviews and computerized testing when selecting police officers"--Amazon.com.