Passing the Police Recruit Assessment Process

Passing the Police Recruit Assessment Process

by Peter Cox

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Overview

This practical and accessible book is an essential purchase for anyone applying to become a police officer. With competition for jobs increasing, thorough preparation prior to assessment is more important than ever. This book is full of clear advice and guidance as well as providing essential practice in all areas of the recruitment process, from completing the application form, excelling at the written and verbal exercises, to passing the psychometric tests. Carefully structured around the seven core competencies assessed during recruitment, the book reinforces the skills and understandings necessary to become a police officer while increasing individual confidence and competence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844453580
Publisher: Learning Matters
Publication date: 06/09/2010
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Peter Cox was an Inspector in exams and assessment at Centrex, Harrogate. During his time there he was responsible for training recruit assessors, designing recruit assessment exercises and ensuring the assessment process was adopted nationally by all police forces. He also served as a police officer for 27 years and holds a Certificate of Education.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The National Core Competencies
The Application Form
Assessment Centres
Interactive Exercises
Written Exercises
Interviews
Respect for Race and Diversity
Psychometric Tests
After the Assessment Centre
Appendix A: The National Core Competencies
Appendix B: The National Core Competencies Checklist
Appendix C: Central Hospital Trust: Information Pack
Appendix D: Frequently Asked Questions
Index

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