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How to Pass the Police Selection System

How to Pass the Police Selection System

Practice for the Psychometric Tests and Succeed at the Assessment Centres

Harry Tolley, Billy Hodge, Catherine Tolley


How to Pass the Police Selection System provides all the guidance you need when applying to join the police force in England and Wales. This concise and accessible book covers everything from the application form to psychometric tests and assessment centres, giving you the best chance of success in the selection and admissions process.

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About the book

Many would-be entrants to the UK police service are unsuccessful because at some point in the assessment system they fail to demonstrate their full potential. Failure may be the result of a variety of factors such as: stress and anxiety; being unable to cope with the psychometric tests; having to perform in front of other people while being observed and evaluated.

If you are applying to join a police force in England or Wales, How to Pass the Police Selection System will help you to do your very best in every part of the assessment and achieve your goal. It provides essential guidance on all aspects of the selection process, including: entry requirements and competencies; completion of the application form; the assessment centre; psychometric tests; role-play and written exercises; the assessment centre interview and the job-related fitness test, making it the most comprehensive guide to the new police recruitment procedures available.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Becoming a police officer;
    • Chapter - 02: Entry requirements and competencies;
    • Chapter - 03: The assessment centre;
    • Chapter - 04: How to prepare for the psychometric tests;
    • Chapter - 05: Numerical reasoning test;
    • Chapter - 06: Verbal logical reasoning test;
    • Chapter - 07: Writing tasks and exercises;
    • Chapter - 08: Role-play exercises;
    • Chapter - 09: The interview;
    • Chapter - 10: Job-related fitness test;
    • Chapter - 11: Some final thoughts

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749457129
  • Edition: 3
  • Published: 3rd February 2010
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 216x138
  • 176 pages
  • Series: Testing Series

About the Author

Harry Tolley is a special professor in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham and co-author of several titles in the Testing Series. Billy Hodge, formerly a police officer, is now a lecturer at the MoD Resettlement Centre in Aldershot. He has run the Potential Police Officers course for the last nine years. Catherine Tolley is a former college lecturer with a background in Human Resources.

Harry Tolley

Billy Hodge

Catherine Tolley