RPD Written Exam Workshops

Written Exam Workshops

The Rochester Police Department will be conducting four (4) workshops to help help those who have applied to the Police Candidate Civil Service Exam on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.  (The filing deadline for this exam expired on September 30, 2016).  Information regarding all four workshops is listed below:

  • 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 @ the Public Safety Training Facility, 1190 Scottsville Road, Rochester, NY 14624 
  • 9 a.m.– 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, @ the Public Safety Training Facility, 1190 Scottsville Road, Rochester, NY 14624 
  • 9 a.m.– 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov.  5, 2016, @ the Public Safety Training Facility, 1190 Scottsville Road, Rochester, NY  14624
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, @ the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, 161 Chestnut St, Rochester, NY  14604 

Attendance is voluntary, but you must register to attend.  You may only apply for one workshop.

To register, call 428-6716, or email recruit@cityofrochester.gov. Leave your name, daytime phone number, and the date you wish to attend.  Speak clearly and spell your last name.  Your call will not be returned unless the date you requested is full.  Workshops are only available to those who have applied for the 2016 Civil Service Exam by Sept. 30, 2016.

Preparing for the Written Exam

The Recruitment Office is often asked about the best way to prepare for the written exam. There are a few things applicants can do: study and attend one of the written exam workshops. Study guides are available in many libraries, online and in bookstores. Below 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. After the five-minute period, the Memory Booklet will be taken away. 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 restatements 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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