Written Exam Workshops - Rochester Police Department

Written Exam Workshops

The Rochester Police Department will be conducting four free specialized workshops to help those who have applied for the Police Candidate Civil Service Exam on September 15, 2018.  Please note: The filing deadline for this exam expires on August 1, 2018.

Attendance is voluntary, but encouraged. You must register to attend and may apply for only one of the workshops listed below: 

*Fri., August 10, 2018, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Public Safety Training Facility, 1190 Scottsville Rd., Rochester, NY 14624

*Sat., August 18, 2018, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Public Safety Training Facility, 1190 Scottsville Rd., Rochester, NY 14624

*Sat., August 25, 2018, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Public Safety Training Facility, 1190 Scottsville Rd., Rochester, NY 14624

*Sat., September 8, 2108, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (SUNY Brockport), 161 Chestnut St., Rochester, NY 14604

To register, call 428-6716, or email recruit@cityofrochester.gov. Leave your name, daytime telephone number and desired date you wish to attend.  Speak clearly and please spell your last name.  Your call will not be returned unless the workshop date you requested is full.  Workshops are only available to those who applied for the September 15, 2018 Civil Service Exam by the August 1, 2018 filing deadline. 

Preparing for the Written Exam

The Recruitment Office is often asked about the best way to prepare for the written exam. There are a couple of suggestions interested applicants can take to aid in the preparation for the exam: Study and attend one of the written exam workshops. Police study guides are available in many libraries, online and in bookstores. Below is a list of what to study (this is also available on the Exam Announcement).

The Police Officer written test is designed to evaluate knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the following areas: 

  1. Applying written information (rules, regulations, policies, procedures, directives, etc.) in police situations – These questions test for the ability to apply written rules in given situations similar to those typically experienced by police officers.
  2. Memory for facts and information – These questions test for the ability to remember facts and information presented in written form. You will be given five minutes to read and study the information in the Memory Booklet. Following the five-minute period, the Memory Booklet will be collected. You will then be required to answer questions about the material that was presented in the Memory Booklet. 
  3. Reading, understanding and interpreting written information – These questions test for the ability to read, understand and interpret the kinds of written information that police officers are required to read during their formal training period and on the job.
  4. Preparing written material in a police setting – These questions test for the ability to prepare the types of reports that police officers write. You will be presented with a page of notes followed by several questions. Each question will consist of four re-statements of the information given in the notes. From each set of four, you must choose the version that presents the information most clearly and accurately.

To contact a recruiter for more information, you may e-mail at recruit@cityofrochester.gov, or call (585) 428-6716.

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