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The Medical

Last Updated: April 30, 2016

The entrance exams are over and you have been successful the next stage of the hiring process is the medical. At this stage you should have received a conditional offer of employment. There’s nothing unusual in that as many businesses and organizations require new employees to undergo a medical. The medical is performed by a [….]

Training Never Ends

Last Updated: April 25, 2016

A common misconception that some of my junior colleagues have is that once they pass their National Police Officer Selection Test that is the end of the learning process. I tell them all the time that you never stop learning in this job. In fact I firmly believe that in life we should be constantly [….]

What to Expect in the LA PQE Test

Last Updated: April 15, 2016

When you know what to expect it is much easier to prepare in advance. That is certainly true for police officer entrance exams such as the Los Angeles Personal Qualification Essay (PQE) test. Let me give you a broad guide of what to expect in the PQE test. Before taking the test, applicants will need [….]

Written Communication

Last Updated: April 9, 2013

It is sometimes said that the reading comprehension and grammar section of the National Police Selection Test for aspiring police officers is a complete waste of time. “I have passed my English exams at school and have the certificates to prove it. Why do I need to prove myself all over again?” On the face [….]

Attributes to Make You a Stand-Out Cop

Last Updated: April 7, 2012

I think sometimes the police services across the USA get a lot of unfair criticism. Of course I would say that because I am one of them. A lot of men and women put their necks on the line to do a tough job. We’re only human so occasionally mistakes will be made. I hope [….]

Polygraph Tests

Last Updated: April 6, 2011

When the issue of the polygraph test came up as I applied to become a police officer, I must admit I was quite nervous. This is a mystery really because I don’t have a criminal record apart from the Donny and Marie Osmond 7” vinyl I was given when I was kid. That’s just a [….]

Why You Should Join the NYPD

Last Updated: March 30, 2011

I have a couple o friends interested in joining the police but are just a bit hesitant. They live in New York and given the traumas of 2001 may be are justified in their concern. So if you are like them and wondering whether you should apply to join the police, let me offer a [….]

National Selection

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We all find exams quite nerve racking but it helps the confidence massively if we have revised thoroughly. The same applies when taking the National Police Officer Selection Test (NPOST). Being able to practice the test before taking the real thing is a huge help for candidates, and fortunately companies such as Police Prof provide [….]

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