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Honolulu Police Dept. Entrance Exam

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Posted almost 4 years ago


 Aloha everybody.

I'm currently going through the process of applying for the Honolulu Police Department, and I feel like I'm unnecessarily stressing over the written entrance exam. I know this question gets asked a lot, but does anyone have experience with the Honolulu civil service entrance exam and can give me a heads up on what to expect, or what kind of materials I can study? (I've been looking at a lot of books on amazon, but I don't know how well they'd apply).  Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated, and thank you very much in advance!

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Rated +1 | Posted almost 4 years ago


Aloha back at you,I'm Swedish/Hawaiian:

I really don't know how one can go about studying for a Civil Service entrance exam.Although mine was many years ago I found it to be a relatively simple I.Q.,testing not only varied subjects but,basic common sense,as well.As an officer you will be expected to already have and./or learn excellent retentioin skills.You will probably be given a picure of a suspect and or a suspects car,be given a few seconds to assimilate all you can see ,then give a description of what you saw.You will also possibly be given a picture of varied types of weapons and have to possibly be able to answer what the proper noiminclature of said weapon.I took the tests for a number of law enforcement agancies in two states ergo I can tell you it varies,but only slightly.The two examples I gave you are simply two of many.I do know that in every jurisdiction I took the test you must pass each one prior to advancing to the next.Much good fortune to you in reaching your goal....Dave---As I was an Arkansas leo I might add Aloha Y'all 


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Go to your local library, to the reference section.  You may have to ask for the books but they have testing books for different types of occupations.  The ones I used many. . . many. . . .many. . .well, you get the idea here, were produced by a company called ARCO.  These books have several tests in them and whether or not the questions in these books will be the ones you see on the test or not. . . .at least you're getting yourself prepared by getting the testing jitters out of the way.

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