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Top 5 Things to Study for the Police Exam

Top 5 Things to Study for the Police Exam

Sergeant Betsy Brantner Smith

Wouldn’t it be great if there was one and only one police entrance exam for every department in the nation? However, as many of you know, that’s just not the case. Every police agency has different requirements and different attributes they are looking for in an employee, which means you could take a dozen police entrance exams and none of them would look the same. So how in the world do you properly prepare for an exam that you might not see until the minute you sit down to take it? Here are five basic things you can do to improve your chances of passing any police test.

Practice Your Memorization

A large part of most police exams is reading and memorizing. You may think “I’m not good at remembering people’s names” or “I was always bad at memorizing things in school.” What you’ve got to realize is that your memory can be exercised and improved just like any other skill. There are lots of great games and programs out there that can help you improve your memory. If you believe you are weak in this area, then you will be weak. You’ve got to change your “self-talk.” Remember, memory is not related to intelligence; regardless of what you’ve been told or what has happened in the past, believe in your memory and learn to make it work for you.

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    caracola213

    almost 2 years ago

    4 Comments

    Practicing your memorization is indeed one of the most useful tips one should have in mind. Besides helping you in this specific police exam, it can generally sharpen learning and studying skills, this being the basic condition for one to succeed.

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    ajonal

    about 2 years ago

    2 Comments

    i like it

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    columbo529

    over 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    37 nbd

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    dknisle1

    over 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    @cora521... If your not interested in police work find your self another website to scam

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    angie2202

    over 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    koo everyone can use da help

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    OlympicJoy

    over 3 years ago

    374 Comments

    Very nice. Thanks for the advice!

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    ptamigon

    over 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    Well explanation.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Oh, I like this one. I agree 100%.
    I have taken several written exam with different agencies and none of them were the same.
    My memory is pretty good but, I will take your advice and improve it some more. =)
    Gracias SGT. B

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    88malo

    over 4 years ago

    134 Comments

    Good stuff!!

    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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    jakjr

    over 4 years ago

    92 Comments

    Great Advice on all subjects

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    Anonymous

    almost 5 years ago

    Great article for folks even thinking about being a LEO (like me). Plus, even the good private security companies look for the skills Sgt. Smith mentioned. That, and I'm horrible at math. Just as long as police aren't required to balance chemistry equations, everything will be all right.

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    rVic88

    about 5 years ago

    6 Comments

    Very helful information!

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    Anonymous

    about 5 years ago

    This is good stuff

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    Anonymous

    over 5 years ago

    She always has great articles.

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    Sierrasmom21

    over 5 years ago

    14 Comments

    i am horrible at math, i looked at that problem and it scared me lol

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