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All application materials will be reviewed to select those applicants whose qualifications most closely match the requirements of the position.  Only the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the subsequent phase(s) of the recruitment process, which may include one or more of the following: situational judgment test, written examination, performance examination, assessment exercises, oral interviews, and complete background checks.  Please note that meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process.

The written exam is scheduled for Thursday, December 10, 2020.  Upon passing the exam with a score of 70% or better, the most highly qualified candidates will then be invited to participate in an oral interview.  You can find a breakdown of the written exam below, as well as suggested study material to prepare for this exam.

LAW ENFORCEMENT SERGEANT

SECTION     DESCRIPTION                                                             QUESTIONS

1                   PROBLEM SOLVING, DECISION MAKING, AND          15
                     PLANNING

2                   SUPERVISION                                                                   25
3                   FIELD OPERATIONS                                                         35
4                   LEGAL PRINCIPLES                                                          15
5                   WRITTEN COMMUNICATION                                         10

6                   GENERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PRINCIPLES -             25
                     CALIFORNIA
The references for this examination include the following:

  • For the Record: Report Writing in Law Enforcement
    • Hess, Karen M., & Wrobleski, Henry M. (2002). For the Record: Report Writing in Law Enforcement, 5th Edition. Innovative Systems.
    • Hess, Karen M. & Orthmann, Christine Hess. (2008) For the Record: Report Writing in Law Enforcement, 6th Edition. Innovative Systems.
  • Management and Supervision of Law Enforcement Personnel
    • Schroeder, Donald J., & Lombardo, Frank. (2002). Management and Supervision of Law Enforcement Personnel, 4th Edition. LexisNexis Gould Publications.
    • Schroeder, Donald J., & Lombardo, Frank. (2013). Management and Supervision of Law Enforcement Personnel, 5th Edition. LexisNexis Gould Publications.
  • Police Field Operations
    • Adams, Thomas F. (2002). Police Field Operations, 7th Edition. Pearson Prentice Hall.
    • Adams, Thomas F. (2014). Police Field Operations, 8th Edition. Pearson Prentice Hall.
  • California Peace Officer’s Legal Sourcebook
    • California Peace Officer’s Legal Sourcebook. (Current Revision Packet). California Department of Justice.

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