CliffsTestPrep Police Sergeant Examination Preparation Guide

ISBN-10: 076458538X

ISBN-13: 9780764585388

Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)

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Description: The CliffsTestPrep series offers full-length practice exams that simulate the real tests; proven test-taking strategies to increase your chances at doing well; and thorough review exercises to help fill in any knowledge gaps.CliffsTestPrep Police Sergeant Examination, 2nd Edition, can help you be a front-runner in your examination for promotion to police sergeant. Written by a police professional in the time-honored police tradition of "showing the way," this guide will give you the edge for success. Inside this test prep tool, you'll findTwo complete multiple choice practice testsComplete answersAnalysis of all exam subject areasBreakdowns of the written, oral, and physical examinationsA glossary of key termsThis book will help you understand the types of questions that will test your knowledge of several basic areas, such as supervisory skills (motivating, communicating with, and delegating to your staff). In addition, you'll be prepared forThe written examAppearing before the oral boardDealing with situational exercisesGoing to the assessment centerHaving the physical examinationWith guidance from the CliffsTestPrep series, you'll feel at home in any standardized-test environment!

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/26/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Larry F. Jetmore, Ph. D., a 21 year veteran and former captain and commander of the Hartford, Connecticut, Police Department Investigative Services Bureau, has held a variety of patrol, investigative, management, and training commands throughout his career. He is director of the National Police Testing Service and has administered and created police promotional examinations for departments across the country. Dr. Jetmore received a doctorate in organizational development from the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio; a master's degree in education and a bachelor's degree in business from Eastern Connecticut State University; and an associate degree in criminal justice from Manchester Community College. He teaches courses at several colleges and consults for police and private security agencies throughout New England.

The path to the way
First Steps
Before the Test Announcement
What's on The Test
Generic and Procedural Questions
The Test Announcement
Eligibility Criteria
Duties and Responsibilities
Example of Duties
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Methods of Selection
Submitting Applications
Resumes
Footprints along the path
Written Tests
Appealing Written Tests
Constructing Written Tests
Test Validity and Reliability
Advantages of Multiple-Choice Tests
Predicting Future Competence
Motivation
Studying
Arranging Study Material
Highlighting Material
Repeating the Process
Other Important Tips
Reading Comprehension
Practicing Test-Taking
Taking the Multiple-Choice Test
Your Physical Condition
The Directions
Time
The Test Booklet and Answer Sheet
Understanding Questions and Answers
Marking Questions and Answers
Returning to Unanswered Questions
Changing Answers
Language along the path
Oral Tests
Understanding the Process
The Difference Between Oral and Written Tests
The Oral Board
Other Types of Oral Examinations
More About Your Panelists
The Dimensions of the Job
Conducting the Traditional Oral
Conducting the Technical Oral
Conducting Oral Exams That Include Mini In-Basket Scenarios, Video Presentations, or Situational Exercises
Preparing for Your Oral Test
Posdcorb
Answering Questions
Creating Your Own Mock Oral Board
Achieving High Scores on Oral Exams that Include Mini In-Basket Scenarios, Video Presentations, or Situational Exercises
Other Significant Factors in Your Test Score
Tips
Checklists
Appearing Before the Oral Board
Resumes
First Impression/Last Impression
The Panelists' Viewpoint
A Flash to the Future
Back to the Present
Questions Frequently Asked on Oral Boards
Crosswords along the path
The Assessment Center
Understanding the Process
History of Assessment Centers
How Situational Exercises Are Developed
How Assessment Centers Work
Preparing for the Assessment Center
The In-Basket Exercise
The Supervisor/Subordinate Exercise
The Leaderless Discussion Group Exercise
The Community Meeting Exercise
The Physical Examination
Understanding the Process
Important Elements in the Physical Examination
Height and Weight Tables
Certifying the Promotion List (Rules of Three and Five)
Theory and concept study guide
Study Guide
Leading
Leadership Styles
Motivating
Motivational Theories
Disciplining
Types of Discipline
Communicating
What Is Communication?
The Sergeant's Role in the Communication Process
Effective Communication
Delegating
Roadblocks to Delegation
How to Delegate
Controlling
Supervising
What the Department Expects from Its Sergeants
Evaluating
Formal Evaluation Systems
Informal Evaluation Systems
Multiple-choice practice tests
Answer Sheet for Multiple-Choice Practice Test 1
Answer Sheet for Multiple-Choice Practice Test 2
Multiple-Choice Practice Test 1
Scoring Multiple-Choice Practice Test 1
Self-Evaluation Topic Chart
Answers and Analysis for Multiple-Choice Practice Test 1
Multiple-Choice Practice Test 2
Scoring Multiple-Choice Practice Test 2
Self-Evaluation Topic Chart
Answers and Analysis for Multiple-Choice Practice Test 2
Oral practice test
Oral Board Questions and Analysis
Assessment center practice test
How to Take the In-Basket Practice Test
In-Basket Exercise
Informational Items
In-Basket Items
Phone Calls
Index of In-Basket Exercise Items
Analysis and Discussion of In-Basket Exercise
Prioritized Items, Phone Calls, and Model Responses
Glossary of key terms
Glossary
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