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: Police Officer Exam, Fourth Edition targets anyone interested in a position in law enforcement, particularly recent high school graduates, two- and four-year college students, and military veterans. Although it is difficult to obtain overall statistics, criminal justice programs are expanding at numerous colleges, including many community colleges. There are indications that forensic-related majors are the fastest growing in the nation. Many students in forensic programs are interested in crime scene and crime lab positions, which in many jurisdictions are open primarily to sworn police officers. This may be one reason for the increasing police applicant pool - those who see entry into a police department as the way to reach a longer-term career goal. Police Officer Exam, Fourth Edition offers information about what tasks a police officer must perform, how to approach the suitability police officer exam, what vocabulary is helpful to know, the mathematical component of the exam, how to prepare for the physical abilities portion of the test, and what to expect from the oral interview, among other key elements of the exam. In this book, future police officers will find: How to use this book A pre-test to diagnose skills Just the Facts-continues the usage from Becoming a Police Officer (2009), which provides synergy with that title. Boxes could retain material similar to the third editions helpful tips, but the language is catchier and could be used to pull out interesting material from the text that is not strictly tip related _ _ _ * Full length practice exams Glossary For additional practice, LearningExpress offers instant access to online practice. These practice questions will challenge the test taker to apply their knowledge as they would in the actual examination, while honing their innate and acquired skills. Furthermore, Police Officer Exam, Fourth Edition also contains resourceful appendices that contain ideas that include on-line application, sample physical agility requirements, study programs, and sample police academy curricula.