People ask me all the time, ” What should I be studying for my upcoming police promotional exam?”
As we all know, criminal law, guidelines, directives, court cases and management are a great place to start.
More specifically, there are subject matter areas that must be known by modern day police supervisors.
For your convenience, I have listed issues that you must have a working knowledge of, not only for testing purposes but also to apply to your day to day function as a police officer.
If I was a promotional candidate, the below subject matter I would study, highlight, break down into writing and dictate the information into an audio device to listen to repetitively.
Although I retired in 2013, I successfully passed every police promotional exam I was administered and served at every rank including Police Chief.
I train students in the below subject matter areas.
My company also has easy to read breakdowns of the following areas:
Arrest, search and seizure
Bullying (including cyber bullying)
Crime victim’s rights
Domestic Violence offenses
DV involving an officer
Emergency/unusual occurrence response
Exceptions to the written warrant requirement
Immediate suspension of a police officer
Incident command system components
Interstate transportation of firearms
Interview and interrogation
Juveniles taken into custody
K9 sniff (Home vs. MV)
Major incident response
Memorandum of agreement between education and law enforcement
MV consent searches
National carry law
NJ v Witt
Passenger compartment frisks
Police computers/body cameras/ on board police vehicle cameras
Probation vs. parole searches
Public information/OPRA/police records
Regulation of officer’s speech
Retired officers carrying of weapons
Search incident to arrest/auto exception
Submission/analysis of firearms
Use of force
Use of force/less lethal ammo
When a police contact becomes a seizure
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ABN Consulting LLC