Preparing for Promotion; A guide for Law Enforcement Assessment Centers

9780940309128: Preparing for Promotion; A guide for Law Enforcement Assessment Centers
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This book is written for those who want to improve their performance in promotional exams that utilize the Assessment Center Method. Generally, these are public safety promotionals, such as fire or police, but the process is also used for a variety of selection and promotional testing. Each of the most common exercises; The In-Basket, Leaderless Group, Employee or Subordinate Counseling session, as well as written reports and oral presentations, are covered. Readers will learn just what type of behaviors that the assessors are looking for in assessing candidates.

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Rick Michelson, MPA, is a former police lieutenant and has written several articles and texts on assessment center preparation. He is the coordinator of a criminal justice program in San Diego and conducts workshops for those interested in improving their scores in assessment centers or promotional exams.

Pat Maher, Ph.D. is also a former police lieutenant who has written and taught extensively on the assessment center method, including legal issues and test validation. Mr. Maher also has an assessor manual available for those who wish to train to become assessors themselves. Mr. Maher has administrated many assessment centers for both business and public safety promotionals.


Comments usually refer to how helpful the book was in helping them prepare for an assessment center. It can help enhance your performance in future promotionals, especially in conjunction with training workshops. -- From the Publisher

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