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Entry-Level Police Officer Candidate Study Guide (2nd Edition)

This 66-page study guide is designed to help police officer candidates prepare to take any of IPMA-HR’s entry-level police officer tests. The study guide may be purchased by either the test administering agency or directly by the candidates themselves.

The goals of this study guide are to:

  • Answer frequently asked questions about the test forms. By reading through the answers to the frequently asked questions, you should gain a clear understanding of what each test assesses, the differences between the test forms, and how to get the most out of this study guide.
  • Describe the content areas assessed by the test forms, review the different types of questions you will see when taking any of the test forms, and present sample questions for each content area.
  • Share basic test-taking tips that may help improve your overall test performance.
  • Provide one 100-question practice test and multiple answer sheets (in case you want to retake the practice test).
  • Explain the answers to 25 of the practice test questions.

IMPORTANT: Please note that due to the purpose and nature of certain types of test questions, there are two content areas that appear on some of our tests that are not covered in detail in this study guide. These are: Interests and Situational Judgment. The study guide only contains brief information on these types of questions and no sample questions.

NOTE: The general text of both police officer study guides we offer is the same. The example questions and practice test questions, however, are different. Please take this into consideration when deciding which police officer candidate study guide you'd like to order.

Note to Candidates

Do not use this page to purchase the Entry-Level Police Officer Candidate Study Guide (2nd Edition). Submit your order by visiting Public Safety Compass.

The cost of the study guide direct to candidates is $23 for USPS 1st Class Mail or $27 for Priority Mail.

Note to Agencies

Please use the shopping cart below to purchase the Entry-Level Police Officer Candidate Study Guide (2nd Edition) for your candidates. Orders for agencies must ship to a test security agreement signer.

Price: $15.00