Police Officer Exam Cram (2nd Edition)

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The smartest, fastest, most effective preparation for the latest Police Officer exam

  • Thoroughly covers all five areas of the standard Police Officer Exam: Comprehension, Recall, Forms, Legal Definitions, and "What If" Scenarios.
  • Helps candidates quickly assess where they stand, and master what they need to learn
  • Test-taking strategies, time-saving tips, Exam Notes, chapter-review questions, tear-out Cram Sheet, and sample exams

     

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of openings for new police officers will rise by 10% between now and 2016. To become a police officer, many candidates must pass a standardized police officer entrance exam. Police Officer Exam Cram, 2/e, is the perfect concise study guide for everyone seeking to pass this exam. Using detailed examples, it systematically covers exam objectives in all five core areas: Comprehension, Recall, Forms, Legal definitions, "What if" scenarios. It also covers crucial issues ranging from physical agility to successful oral interviewing. Police Officer Exam Cram, 2/e, also includes: " Chapters that map directly to the exam objectives " Comprehensive foundational learning on all exam topics " An extensive collection of practice questions (including three full practice exams) " Notes, tips, sidebars, cautions, test-taking strategies, and time-saving tips that make studying more effective " The Cram Sheet tear-out card including exclusive tips, acronyms, and memory joggers - perfect for last-minute study Intended as a standalone study guide, this book can also be used with any other print or electronic learning materials. Either way, it brings together all the knowledge and preparation help that you will need to master the material, gain confidence, and pass your exam with flying colors.

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    About the Author:

    Rizwan Khan, a 20-year veteran police officer with the Indianapolis Police Department, has held multiple positions including uniform patrol, investigations and warrant service. He received a BS in Public Affairs from Indiana University, and is also an Oracle DBA consultant and book co-author. Pamela Rice Hahn worked in law enforcement for 10 years prior to her career as an author of general interest and technical books and articles. She has authored or co-authored over a dozen technical and general non-fiction books, including Alpha Teach Yourself Grammar and Style in 24 Hours.

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    Police Officer Exam

    Police Officer Exam

    Introduction

    Welcome to Police Officer Exam Cram! This book is designed to prepare you for the police officer selection exam. But before it goes into the details of the exam, the book talks about the job of a police officer. A detailed job description is given in Chapter 1. Take a good look at the job description. You are getting ready to commit to a noble profession. The book discusses the training and requirements of becoming a police officer, including a description of the testing environment and a discussion of test-taking strategies.

    Chapters 2 through 6 are designed to introduce different sections you will be tested on during the written portion of the police exam. Chapter 7 covers the oral interview section of the police exam. The oral interview is one of the most important phases of the whole selection process. Chapter 8 provides you information on the physical agility test. This test is demanding and you will need plenty of preparation time. Chapters 9 and 10 cover topics such as time management and test-taking strategies during the written and oral portion of the exam.

    The three practice tests at the end of the book should give you a reasonably accurate assessment of your knowledge on the topics covered in the test. You have been provided the answers and explanations to the tests. Be sure to review any weak spots you found you had on the practice exams as well. Revisit the chapters that cover your weak spots and also visit the "Need to Know More?" appendix at the end of the book to find other resources you can visit for extra practice and review in your weak areas. In all, if you read the book and understand the material, you'll stand a very good chance of scoring high on all portions of the police officer selection process.

    Exam Cram books help you understand and appreciate the subjects and materials you need to score high on the police officer selection exam. Exam Cram books are aimed strictly at test preparation and review. They do not teach you everything you need to know about a topic. Instead, you will be presented questions and problems that you're likely to encounter on a test. I have worked to bring together as much information as possible about the police officer selection exam.

    Nevertheless, to completely prepare yourself for the police test, I recommend that you begin by taking the self-assessment immediately following this introduction in this book. The self-assessment tool will help you evaluate your readiness to become a police officer. Based on what you learn from the self-assessment, you might decide to make some adjustments in your lifestyle that will be conducive to performing well on the police exam.

    All police officer selection exams are completely closed book. In fact, you are not permitted to take anything with you into the testing area, but you will be given a blank sheet of paper and a pen. I suggest that you immediately write down on that sheet of paper as much test information you've memorized as possible.

    What This Book Will Not Do

    This book will not teach you everything you need to know about becoming a police officer. However, this book will teach basic concepts that will help you score high on your police officer selection exam.

    This book uses a variety of teaching and memorization techniques to analyze the exam-related topics and to provide you guidance and techniques that have been proven successful to obtain high scores in police officer exams. Once again: This book will not make you a police officer or teach you everything there is to know about being a police officer.

    What This Book Is Designed to Do

    This book is designed to teach you basic concepts and techniques that will, if followed, help you obtain high scores on the police officer selection exam.

    Chapter Formats

    Each Exam Cram chapter follows a regular structure, and provides graphical cues about especially important or useful material. The structure of a typical chapter is as follows:

    • Opening hotlists—Each chapter begins with lists of the terms you'll need to understand and the concepts you'll need to master before you can be fully conversant with the chapter's subject matter. I follow the hotlists with a few introductory paragraphs, setting the stage for the rest of the chapter.

    • Topical coverage—After the opening hotlists, each chapter covers the topics related to the chapter's subject.

    • Exam Alerts—Throughout the topical coverage section, I highlight material most likely to appear on the exam by using a special Exam Alert layout that looks like this:

    • Caution - This is what an Exam Alert looks like. An Exam Alert stresses concepts, terms, or activities that will most likely appear in one or more police exam questions. For that reason, I think any information found offset in Exam Alert format is worthy of unusual attentiveness on your part.

      Even if material isn't flagged as an Exam Alert, all the content in this book is associated in some way with test-related material. What appears in the chapter content is critical knowledge.

    • Notes—Also, in this book you will find note elements that expand on topics being discussed. See below for an example:

    • Note - A note is an aside piece of information that is related to the regular content flow, but is not really suitable to be in the regular flow of content. These are good for giving you extra information about police work and life that doesn't necessarily have much to do with the exam, but is good to know nonetheless.

    • Tips—I provide tips that will help you to build a better foundation of knowledge or to focus your attention on an important concept that will reappear later in the book. Tips provide a helpful way to remind you of the context surrounding a particular area of a topic under discussion.

    • Practice questions—This section presents a short list of test questions related to the specific chapter topic. Each question has a following explanation of both correct and incorrect answers. The practice questions highlight the areas we found to be most important on the exam.

    • Need to Know More?—Every chapter ends with a section that is represented in an appendix titled "Need to Know More?" This section provides pointers to resources that we found to be helpful in offering further details on the chapter's subject matter. If you find a resource you like in this collection, use it, but don't feel compelled to use all these resources. I use this section to recommend resources that I have used on a regular basis, so none of the recommendations will be a waste of your time or money. These resources might go out of print or be taken down (in the case of Web sites), so I've tried to reference widely accepted resources.

    The bulk of the book follows this chapter structure, but there are a few other elements that I would like to point out:

    • Practice tests—The practice tests, which appear in Chapters 11, 13, and 15 (with answer keys in Chapters 12, 14, and 16), are very close approximations of the types of questions you are likely to see on police officer selection exam.

    • Answer keys—These provide the answers to the practice tests, complete with explanations of both the correct responses and the incorrect responses.

    • Glossary—This is an extensive glossary of important terms used in this book.

    • Cram sheet—This appears as a tear-away sheet inside the front cover of this Exam Cram book. It is a valuable tool that represents a collection of the most difficult-to-remember facts and numbers I think you should memorize before taking the test. Remember, you can dump this information out of your head onto a piece of paper as soon as you enter the testing room. These are usually fac...

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