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CliffsTestPrep Police Sergeant Examination Preparation Guide 2nd Edition

4 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0764585388
ISBN-10: 076458538X
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Cliffs Police Sergeant Examination Preparation Guide Larry F. Jetmore 2nd Edition This is the book you really need if you want to 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 you need for success. If you follow the principles, techniques and philosophy outlined here, you can dramatically increase your score. You'll learn what you need to know about:
  • Multiple-Choice Written Exams
    • importance of the test announcement
    • construction of the questions
    • effective studying
    • test-taking techniques
Includes Theory and Concept Study Guide Two Complete Multiple-Choice Practice Tests Complete Answers and Analysis Glossary of Key Terms
  • Oral Exams
    • understanding the oral board
    • knowing what they're looking for
    • studying for the orals
    • creating your own mock oral board
    • appearing before the oral board
Includes Oral Board Practice Questions and Analysis
  • Assessment Centers
    • dealing with situational exercises
    • understanding how assessment centers work
    • types of exercises and how to do your best
Includes Complete, Realistic In-Basket Practice Exercise

About the Author

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.
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Product Details

  • Series: Cliffs Test Prep Police Sergeant Examination Preparation Guide
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: *Cliffs Notes; 2 edition (January 26, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076458538X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764585388
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,053,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on November 21, 2000
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I found this book to be very useful while studying for the Police Sergeant examination. While I did not use the written test section, the section on supervisory theory was useful. However, the oral board section was what made this book an essential part of my study materials. Nowhere else did I find so much useful material on oral boards in one place. I credit this book with helping me attain the high score that I got.
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There was a good deal of information which I found to be helpful however, there were several questions which were worded differently but were essentially the same questions and answers. Take for example, here are 10 sample questions. With 2 questions that are alike, you actually only get 8 sample questions. When you advertise that there will be 200 sample questions, they should all be different questions and answers. Other than that, I found it useful.
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Just waiting to pin on the Stripes. I received this book about one month before the Sgt's test and it was a good study guide. I'm in Georgia so the questions dealing with Union Reps did me no good at all and the test I took for Sgt., Morris & McDaniel Test, was very different from the sample test in the book however, the test questions in the book were relevant and caused me to start thinking as a supervisor instead of a Patrolman. I placed 2nd out of 14 applicants and surprised everyone, including the Chief. I do recommend this book but don't stop there. Read some of the Criminal Justice text about supervision also and start thinking like a Supervisor.
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I ordered this book last minute before my promotional exam. Lots of good material if you have oral boards or in box tests...not so helpful if you're facing a multiple choice exam. Not enough "general" questions.
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In preparation for my sergeant exam and assessment I bought this book off a recommendation of a fellow employee who successfully got promoted. This book help me tremendously get prepared for the assessment part of the testing procedure used at my department. I felt without this book and reading some of the principles used I wouldn't have had a clue what was going on before the assessment review. I felt confident and was sharp at the assessment. I am now awaiting the results, but feel I definitely got that promotion I had been seeking!
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This book was very useful while studying for the Police Sergeant examination. I've read the book through several times, and I think it's one of the best books I ever read on Police Supervision. It's easy to understand and the oral board sections was well done. My only gripe is I wish there was a more recent edition. I credit this book with helping me get the high score for my unit.
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I used this book to prepare for the sergeants exam. I did not have long to prepare (A couple of weeks), and it helped me to achieve a strong score on both the written and the oral tests. I would suggest you buy this book. It is one of the reasons I'm a sergeant today!
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