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  • Congratulations! Welcome to your Pre-Employment Orientation

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    Getting Started! 

    Congratulations on deciding to pursue a career in Federal Law Enforcement! Federal, state, and local Law Enforcement agents are responsible for enforcing various laws.  There are several benefits associated with a career in Corrections; Job security, insurance benefits and promotional opportunities are just a few.

    The law enforcement written exam will assess how you approach situations that law enforcement officers encounter on a daily basis.  In general, the law enforcement written exams cover reading comprehension, spelling, math, grammar, and analytical skills. You will also learn about many different forms, directives, and procedures that law enforcement officers use.  

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    • Step 1: Personality Assessment

      Personality Assessment Preparation

      The questions are designed to give Law Enforcement officials a picture of the type of person you are. It is very useful in telling them about your personality, your behavioral tendencies, your learning style, your values, ethics, and your moral standards.

      A job as an Law Enforcement officer is a position of trust and integrity.

      Although you can’t technically study for a personality test, you can pass by preparing yourself a little beforehand and giving truthful answers. You should take this practice assessment well in advance in order to understand the types of questions you might be asked and the types of answers that are suggested.


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    • Step 2: Law Enforcement Sample Questions

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      Law Enforcement Written Exam Sample Questions

      The written exam will consist of multiple-choice type questions that will test your Memory, your ability to comprehend Regulations, Directives, Procedures, your ability to Order Sentences, and your ability to understand Legal Definitions.  Passing scores vary from state to state, but we recommend scoring at least 85% or better so will have a better chance of being hired for the position.  Good luck and remember, practice makes perfect.

    • Step 3: Law Enforcement Practice Exams

      Law Enforcement Practice Exams

      Being prepared for the exam is vital, since it determines which candidates are invited to the interview. These timed practice exams can be taken an UNLIMITED amount of times.

      The secret to achieving a high score on the exam is simple: practice, practice, and more practice! With enough practice and repetition, you’ll be able to score well on the practice exam and ultimately a high score on the real exam.

      Always read all the choices before you second guess your answer. Don’t fall for the best distracter, or wrong answer, that comes before the correct choice! Read all choices, then choose the best one.

      Try to aim for a score in the 90’s to present yourself as a great candidate and better your chances of being selected for an interview. Good luck! 


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      TAKE MEMORY EXAM
      TAKE MEMORY EXAM 2
      TAKE MEMORY EXAM 3
      TAKE MEMORY EXAM 4
      TAKE MEMORY EXAM 5
      TAKE REGULATIONS, DIRECTIVES, & PROCEDURES EXAM
      TAKE READING COMPREHENSION EXAM
      TAKE SENTENCE ORDERING EXAM
      TAKE LEGAL DEFINITIONS EXAM
      TAKE MATH EXAM

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    • Step 4: Where Can I Apply?

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      WHERE CAN I APPLY?

      Proper preparation of the application process will help you succeed at the more difficult test components and stand out among other candidates. Considering most states report that only 3-4% of all applicants for correctional officer positions make it through the entire selection process, it’s very important that anyone who aspires to work in Law Enforcement be fully knowledgeable about the various applications steps and spend time preparing both physically and mentally. You can find law enforcement job opportunities at usajobs.gov as well as your state and local agencies. 


      THE INTERVIEW PROCESS

      Sometimes candidates who desire employment will present false information about their background. All the information you provide in the questionnaire and interview portions of your application will be verified during the background investigation. Any discrepancies or false information provided will lead to disqualification. 

      Being physically fit is another key part of the interview process- Law Enforcement Officers asked to complete physically strenuous activities and their personal safety often hinges on their ability to protect themselves and others. Make physical fitness a part of your daily routine and test yourself on the physical components of the test before appearing.


      Job Search Resources:

      USAJOBS.GOV
      UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
      GOVERNMENTJOBS.COM
      • Law Enforcement Physical Exam


        What to Expect During the Law Enforcement Physical Exam


        75-Yard Pursuit Run 

        This test is used to mimic a foot pursuit of a suspect.  On "go" you will run straight, weave around a cone, sprint to the next cone, and weave again until you complete the 75-yard run. This test can be completed twice and the best of the two trials will be counted toward your score.  If you hit a barrier or cone during the run you will be given a two-minute break and then be forced to restart the test.  If you hit the barrier again you will be given a zero for this test.

        Push Ups 

        The push up test is used to see how much endurance and strength your upper body has. Upper body strength is necessary once you attempt to arrest a suspect after a foot pursuit.  The test begins in standard push up position and you will have two minutes to complete as many push ups as you can.  Only proper push ups will count.
          
        Sit Ups

        The sit ups test will evaluate your core strength.  You start by laying on your back with your knees at a 45-60 degree angle, feet together, and your hands interlocked behind your head.  You will have two minutes to complete as many sit ups as possble.  Only proper sit ups will count.

        1.5 Mile Run

        This run will be used to test your aerobic endurance.  You want to complete the run before 15 minutes in order to score the proper amount of points for this task.

        The table below displays the chart used to score and how the points are awarded. You must score one point on each of the four tests. If a you score a zero in any of the tests, you will fail the test regardless of how well you did on the other tests.