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How to Prepare for the Written Test
Applicants take the National Criminal Justice Officer Selection Inventory (NCJOSI) Police Officer Exam. The NCJOSI is a two part exam lasting 90-minutes and consisting of 87 questions. Learn how to prepare for the NCJOSI Police Officer Exam.
A police officer shall be responsible for performing a variety of duties related to the protection of life and property, enforcement of criminal and traffic laws, prevention of crime, preservation of the public peace, and the apprehension of criminals:
- A police officer is responsible for the detection, prevention, and suppression of crime (e.g., proactive policing, etc.);
- A police officer shall also be responsible for performing clerical duties as assigned by proper authority; and
- A police officer shall ensure that all required forms, logs, etc., that are created by the officer are properly completed.
- A police officer shall assume any other duties and responsibilities, which may be delegated by a superior officer or an entity with authority within the department.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Possess a valid Driver's License.
- Must have a high school diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
- U. S. Citizen.
- No felony convictions.