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"What is the surest way NOT to be HIRED or PROMOTED?"
"To think that it's easy. To think that you know it all, that you have it in the bag. You are a shoe in. You are a sure thing. The chosen one. It's a done deal.
You've heard the gossip. "They've already picked who they want."
And you think it's YOU.
The truth is, the competition is fierce for police positions and supervisory and management jobs in law enforcement.
Whether or not "They've already picked who they want," THEY are not going to pluck you off the BOTTOM HALF of the list. Doesn't work that way.
Forget a one-point difference - I've witnessed one candidate be hired or promoted over another due to a quarter-point difference. One full point - only one test question - would have made all the difference.
Use my study system. Go in prepared, and score at the top. If you go in unprepared, and score low or fail, it will be much more difficult to convince them in the future that you are the best candidate for the position."
- Lt. Paul Patti, 1986
We are going to give you a great deal of information in these pages, and give you access to some free and paid resources that will help ensure you will get to where you want to go in law enforcement. There are entry-level and corporal - sergeant - lieutenant and captain written exam and oral board questions and assessment center information posted throughout this site.
Here is a short article covering my opinion on the validity of written promotion exams in the police testing process.
Here are just some of the topics we will feature for constant comment and ongoing coverage;
Send me written exam, oral board and assessment center questions you have faced - one of the column features is that I or one of my affiliates will research and comment on written exam or assessment center questions you have heard, answered or encountered and that you are unsure or curious about.
We will be glad to give you our expert opinion on questions you have seen asked on exams and exercises. Send your questions to me directly - Paul@PoliceCareer.com.
I will cover the ever-changing topics and questions impacting police professionalism and promotions - such as "Which is more valid, is it evidence-based policing, intelligence-led policing, or CompStat policing?"
Actual Police Promotion and Oral Board Test Questions - choose your topic from the top menu or other links on this page, you will go to a page where I have included numerous actual police promotion test questions on the specific rank or topic.
Your Questions - answered - one of the column features is that I will answer your questions directly and on these pages. Send your questions to me directly - Paul@PoliceCareer.com.
"Is it harder to study for a police sergeant test or a police detective test?"
"I am taking my first Sgt. test for my very first try at promotion in only a few months. Which books should I start studying right now?"
"What is the best criminal investigation book to study for an upcoming detective exam?"
"I know that the oral boards in my department for lieutenant will be heavy on Leadership. What is the BEST leadership book to study for a lieutenant promotion?"
You will find out!
Police Entrance Exams - Information on the police entry level
exam including the Police Officer Selection Test (POST).
Police Exam Study Guides - access some great material - some of it free.
Police Officer Interview Questions - police oral board questions and answers.
Police Employment Polygraph Questions - polygraph test questions for police officers.
Finding Police Jobs - great resources for finding police employment.
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Management and Administration Exams
Promotion Oral Boards (Detective, Corporal, Sergeant and above)
Promotion Assessment Centers (Sergeant and above)
Police Promotion In-Basket (Sergeant and above)
The #1 BEST WAY to Prepare for Exams? Study the Textbooks and take real promotion exams!
Patrol and Field Operations
Community and Problem-oriented Policing - POP/COP
Police Legal Textbooks - Law Officer's Pocket Manual and others
Police Special Topics and Titles, such as below;
National Incident Management System - NIMS
President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing
Police Report Writing
Multicultural Law Enforcement
Why Law Enforcement Organizations Fail