police sergeant lieutenant test questions criminal-investigation-exam.htmlTextbooks, Exams, Test Questions and Assessments and other resources that focus on Special Topics in the Law Enforcement Field.

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The topics covered here are;
Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement
National Incident Management System
President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing
Performance-based Management

Police Report Writing
Multicultural Law Enforcement
Why Law Enforcement Organizations Fail

These topics are the current list (to be updated regularly) of special stand-out law enforcement promotion exam topics that do not easily fit into a specific type of exam, or a specific rank being tested for.

These are the best textbooks I have found which cover all of the above listed topics. Promotional Exams for any or all of the great textbooks listed on this page can be taken by you to use as study material within the Advanced Police Promotional Testing Course at PoliceCareer.com. You can also practice with a sample police in-basket assessment.

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These my favorite ones (not in any order);

Emotional Survival for Law EnforcementEmotional Survival for Law Enforcement - A Guide for Officers and Their Families - 1st Edition AND 2021 Update - From me: This excellent textbook is often used in police corporal, sergeant and lieutenant exams. This title should be required reading in all law enforcement agencies and in all police academies, with copies for each police family member. From the publisher; Dr. Gilmartin is a behavioral scientist who specializes in issues related to law enforcement. With twenty years of police experience under his belt, he currently provides service to the law enforcement community as a consultant. In writing this book, it was his goal to aid officers and their families in maintaining and/or improving their quality of life both personally and professionally. Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement exam, test questions, study guide and flashcards.

police patrol  lt exam textbookFor the Record: Report Writing in Law Enforcement - Hess and Orthmann. - From me; I consider this the only really good police report writing book out there.

From the publisher;
For the Record: Report Writing in Law Enforcement offers guidelines for writing at all levels of law enforcement. The book gives practical guidelines for producing professional reports that reflect positively on the writer. It is designed to be equally effective for individual study by working law enforcement officers or course work by police science students. It is easy to use. The book is laid out in a logical sequence to assist the new report writer in grasping the complexities of police reports and the exercises used in the book emphasize simplicity and proper English grammar. A must book for anyone who is a cop or is contemplating a career as a law enforcement officer. Visit us for the For the Record: Report Writing in Law Enforcement exam, test questions, study guide and flashcards.

Multicultural Law Enforcement testMulticultural Law Enforcement - Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society, by Shusta and Levine. Now in its 7th edition. This new edition reflects new and expanded information on issues facing law enforcement professionals and the communities they serve, such as implicit biases and police-community mutual stereotypes.

From the publisher; addresses topics of key concern to criminal justice and emergency service professionals, including cultural awareness, prejudice, bias, racial profiling, hate and bias crimes, and cross-cultural communication. It covers issues of workforce diversity such as the recruitment and retention of minorities. The content deepens readers' understanding of many demographic groups in our nation’s multicultural population, broadly focusing on ethnicity, race, culture and sexual orientation as well as on other societal sub-groups, including immigrants, refugees, homeless, mentally ill and gangs. The book also addresses multicultural issues that relate to terrorism, homeland security and disaster preparedness. The information and insights contained in the text will no doubt contribute to the increasing need for professionalism required of law enforcement in responding to multicultural diversity issues. Using examples from case studies and established guidelines within law enforcement, the text focuses squarely on the contact police officers and civilian employees have with the community, emphasizing the importance of cultural awareness, understanding, and respect. In adopting this textbook, instructors will have access to a complete learning package designed to stimulate students' higher levels thinking and awareness. Visit us for the Multicultural Law Enforcement exam, test questions, study guide and flashcards.

police sheriff administration examWhy Law Enforcement Organizations Fail: Mapping the Organizational Fault Lines in Policing - by Patrick O'Hara. Now in its 3rd edition. From the publisher; Why Law Enforcement Organizations Fail dissects headline cases to examine how things go wrong in criminal justice agencies. New third edition cases include the deadly police assault on New Orleans' Danziger Bridge after Hurricane Katrina; the deaths of Amadou Diallo and Trayvon Martin; and Bernard Kerik's fall from 9/11 hero to federal prisoner. Highlight cases that remain from the first edition include the Jon Benet Ramsey murder investigation and the conflagrations that ended the sieges in Waco and at the MOVE house in Philadelphia. The book examines how dysfunctions such as institutional racism, sexual harassment, systems abuse and renegade enforcement become established and then readily blossom into major scandals. Why Law Enforcement Organizations Fail also shows how managers and oversight officials can spot malignant individuals, identify perverse incentives, neutralize deviant cultures and recognize when reigning managerial philosophies or governing policies are producing diminishing or negative returns. Visit us for the Why Law Enforcement Organizations Fail exam, test questions, study guide and flashcards.

National Incident Management System questionsNational Incident Management System NIMS - From the publisher; The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work seamlessly to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life and property and harm to the environment. Visit us for the National Incident Management System NIMS exam, test questions, study guide and flashcards.

police special topics examPerformance-Based Management for Police Organizations - O'Connell and Straub. From the publisher; Managing a law enforcement organization is a complex, evolving process. Paul O'Connell and Frank Straub outline essential components of performance-based management that help organizations change from monolithic bureaucracies to innovative institutions. Their book traces a dramatic shift in the thinking of what constitutes policing and the refinement of organizations dedicated to community service, public safety, crime prevention, and law enforcement. Progressive, entrepreneurial police leaders employ technology and sophisticated strategies to build agile organizations that anticipate challenges and generate value for their communities. Visit us for the Performance-Based Management for Police Organizations exam, test questions, study guide and flashcards.

police compstat examManaging Police Operations: Implementing the NYPD Crime Control Model Using COMPSTAT - McDonald. From me; While not a management book in the strictest sense, it does the best job in the fewest pages to fully explore and ingrain the CompStat method into the police management psyche. If you are going to read just one book all about CompStat, this is the one. From the publisher; This text is a descriptive presentation of how the largest and most influential police department in the nation, the NYPD, has significantly reduced crime over the last 10 years. As COMPSTAT is a critical tool in implementing the community policing model, this case study and methodology is of supreme importance to anyone interested in community policing and studying crime reduction. Visit us for the Managing Police Operations exam, test questions, study guide and flashcards.

lieutenant promotion testThe President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing - Final Report - 2015 - From the publisher; The task force recommendations, each with action items, are organized around six main topic areas or “pillars:” Building Trust and Legitimacy, Policy and Oversight, Technology and Social Media, Community Policing and Crime Reduction, Officer Training and Education, and Officer Safety and Wellness. The task force also offered two overarching recommendations: the President should support the creation of a National Crime and Justice Task Force to examine all areas of criminal justice and propose reforms; as a corollary to this effort, the task force also recommends that the President support programs that take a comprehensive and inclusive look at community-based initiatives addressing core issues such as poverty, education, and health and safety. Visit us for the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing exam, test questions, study guide and flashcards.

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