Monday, September 7, 2009

How to Get Hired

If you want to get hired as a cop, take an English composition course. One of the most important things you can do is write a good paragraph. Police testing often includes written tests. The ability to read and understand the questions is important to be able to provide the correct answer.

Written test from many agencies require that you read a short paragraph and then write a report about it. Being able to put your thoughts down on paper is very important. Police work involves a lot of writing. You have to write about everything you do and if you can't spell, or organize your thoughts on paper, you won't pass probation.

Police work is all about story telling. It is telling what you did, what people told you, what you saw and all in writing. You have to tell what happened and why what happened is a particular crime or even no crime. You have to explain what you did, and what your partners did, and you have to do it quickly, usually before the end of your shift. Learn to write; that's what the SGT Says.

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