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Police Officer Exam

Candidates must pass the police officer written exam, which is designed to measure cognitive ability, observational skills, and mental acuity. While passing the written test is mandatory, it is not a guarantee of an appointment to the position of police officer.

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Test Preparation Materials

The NYPD prepared a booklet to assist you in achieving your best score on the upcoming NYC Police Officer's Entrance Exam.

Click here for test preparation kit sample questions.