This practical and accessible book is an essential purchase for anyone applying to become a police officer. With competition for jobs increasing, thorough preparation prior to assessment is more important than ever. This book is full of clear advice and guidance as well as providing essential practice in all areas of the recruitment process, from completing the application form, excelling at the written and verbal exercises, to passing the psychometric tests. Carefully structured around the seven core competencies assessed during recruitment, the book reinforces the skills and understandings necessary to become a police officer while increasing individual confidence and competence.
Peter Cox was an Inspector in exams and assessment at Centrex, Harrogate. During his time there he was responsible for training recruit assessors, designing recruit assessment exercises and ensuring the assessment process was adopted nationally by all police forces. He also served as a police officer for 27 years and holds a Certificate of Education.
Introduction The National Core Competencies The Application Form Assessment Centres Interactive Exercises Written Exercises Interviews Respect for Race and Diversity Psychometric Tests After the Assessment Centre Appendix A: The National Core Competencies Appendix B: The National Core Competencies Checklist Appendix C: Central Hospital Trust: Information Pack Appendix D: Frequently Asked Questions Index