by George M. Godoy
Police Test Tips
Timing As A Factor
The more you do something, the easier it
becomes. It's that simple.  In order to
grasp the police written test you must
take practice tests.  Not only will you
begin to feel comfortable with the police
test itself but you will reduce that
gnawing test taking anxiety that fills us
all. Locate police practice tests and take
them. You can duplicate an actual test
situation by setting a time limit for
yourself. The importance of time
management in test taking is paramount.
Know how much time you have to answer
each question. Good test takers know

Before answering any questions they
scan the specific test. They determine
how many questions are on the test so
they can set a preferred pace. By setting
a pre-determined pace successful test
takers take control, budget their time
wisely and improve the odds of a higher

Divide your time. Know where you should
be at the 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 part of the
test. By setting a pace for yourself you
will stay on a time schedule.  Check your
progress as you go.  Remember to leave
yourself some time at the end to go back
and complete unanswered questions and
recheck your answers.

Going into the police test aware of this
potential obstacle can make the
difference between success and failure.
Knowing how much time you have on the
written test, and taking a variety of police
practice tests prior to taking the actual
test can lead you to a rewarding career in
law enforcement.
Sergeant George Godoy (Ret.) is a 22
year police veteran.  During his police
career, Sergeant Godoy served for 5
years as a police recruitment specialist
where he personally tested over 1,000
potential police recruits.

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