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  • So Bummed on Written

    Took a written for a department I really want to get in to. After the test I thought for sure I scored in the upper 90's. There was a ton of math which I'm pretty good at. Honestly out of a hundred questions there were two I struggled with.

    Got the results the other day, and lower 80's. Ugh.

  • #2
    If it's not too personal a thing, I'd love to know what some newly hired officers scores were on the written. I know it's the big picture and combination of scores, history, skills, knowledge, etc. but I'd still be interested.

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    • #3
      My agency doesn't do a written exam, sorry.
      Invisible Signature.......FAIL

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      • #4
        I took a written about 2 months ago and scored an 86.7%. The cut off was 95.6%!! There were 440 applicants for 2 jobs!
        Most people fail because they trade what they want MOST, for what they want at the MOMENT.

        The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked, WHO can know it?
        -Jeremiah 17:9

        Is it any surprise that cops don't trust anyone?

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        • #5
          I scored a 71 no pref points and I was hired.Only because everyone ahead of me puked on the Voice Stress test.

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          • #6
            Scored a 90.43 on the written I am a veteran but this dept. does not give veterans points. I am #16 out of 63 w/ 400-500 taking the test. I have the power test in two weeks if I pass that and the med./drug screening on to the academy 10/26. So every where is different.

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            • #7
              Looks like I have some studying to do. I'm hoping I can ace the oral interview though.

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              • #8
                And what does math have to do with police work?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sigcopper View Post
                  And what does math have to do with police work?

                  Not sure but 35 out of 80 questions were math problems.

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                  • #10
                    I got hired with a score in the mid 80's, so don't sweat it too much.

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                    • #11
                      Let Google be your friend, and do a little research. There are many very good study guides for the written exams. Most of them are priced pretty reasonably, and many contain sample exams you can practice with. Hey, your initial score wasn't all that bad, but I understand your desire to do better. The initial written exam is what gets you into the rest of process with many agencies. Get started on your practice. In all probablitity, you'll kick major .......ss on your next exam. Good luck.

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                      • #12
                        Math

                        Math is the only true universal language on this planet. You ask, what does math have to do with police work?

                        The math problem on your written exams were there to measure your right/left side of the brain. They want to see you use analytical deduction and the art of extrapolation to come to a final conclusion. Since you are trying to become a cop, this is how we make our decisions. Gather all the facts, listen to the details, and interview witnesses. And then make a logical conclusion.

                        The math problem were also put on the test to separate the field. The test creator or Scholars, and English majors knew that if they only tested basic English, spelling and grammar, they would get a limited test results.

                        So in the end, there is a madness to everything you do or go through. Any police/sheriff/law enforcement process will be long and arduous.
                        Last edited by wayno1806; 09-26-2009, 02:02 AM.
                        Good Luck and Test Well!
                        Author of: How to become a peace officer by Wayne LeQuang (google it)

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                        6 month of pain, for a 30 year career.

                        visit: youtube.com "Black Monday" Great Video from LASD.

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                        • #13
                          Oh Sig, i think you were kidding. But just in case someone reads that. Math has a ton to do with police. Adding up ticket fines and surcharges, traffic investigations.

                          To answer the OP, all of my writtens(8 in total) I scored a 97% or better...and still only got the job that I did not have to do a written.

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