McGraw-Hill's Police Officer Exams

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November 15, 2007


Electronic book text, 293 pages

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0071596534 / 9780071596534

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Prepare for Your Police Officer Exam with Top Experts in the Field—and Join America's Finest!

McGraw-Hill delivers the complete guide for police officer exams all across America. Packed with all the latest test-prep and career information, McGraw-Hill's Police Officer Exams includes four full-length sample tests, providing a perfect cross-section of the kinds of police exams given nationwide. Criminal Justice experts Michael Palmiotto and Alison McKenney-Brown give you the latest inside information about police officer recruiting and testing, from the basic requirements and the screening process to all the assignments available to successful recruits. If you're looking to launch a rewarding police officer career, this all-in-one resource is the guide for you.


  • 4 full-length practice tests based on exams used by the departments of Denver, New York City, San Antonio, Seattle, and the state of Massachusetts
  • Strategies for answering every question type on the written exams
  • Step-by-step coverage of the candidate screening process, including the physical test, the background investigation, the psychological examination, and the oral interview
  • Up-to-the minute information on the new video and essay exam formats
  • Coverage of modern police careers, from Crime Scene Investigator to Hostage Negotiator to Airport Police Officer

Table of contents

Part I: All About Police Work
Chapter 1. Understanding the Role of the Police Officer
Chapter 2. Police Careers and Opportunities
Part II: Becoming a Police Officer
Chapter 3. Qualifications and Opportunities for Police Officers
Chapter 4. The Screening Process
Chapter 5. Understanding the Written Exam
Chapter 6. Understanding the Video and Essay Exams
Chapter 7. Police Training
Part III: Practice Law Enforcement Tests
Practice Test 1: Similar to the Seattle, Washington Law Enforcement Exam
Practice Test 2: Similar to the State of Massachusetts and San Antonio, Texas, Law Enforcement Exams
Practice Test 3: Similar to the New York City Law Enforcement Exam
Practice Test 4: Similar to the Denver, Colorado, Law Enforcement Exam
Appendix: Internet Links for Police Information by State

Author comments

Michael J. Palmiotto, Ph.D., is a Professor of Criminal Justice at Wichita State University, where he teaches courses on law enforcement.

Alison McKenney-Brown, J.D., is Director of the Midwest Criminal Justice Institute at Wichita State University.

Copyright 2013 McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC


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