Knowing what to say and do at your police promotion oral board is challenging. Here are some of my FREE police promotion oral board tips to help you get a leg up on your competition. You will find four videos on this page that are updated regularly. Click here to subscribe to my YouTube channel
There is no denying that effective eye contact is very important when delivering responses to your police oral board panel. And while many of us know that eye contact is important, we too often believe that we are engaging in eye contact when we are not. Poor eye contact is distracting and can be extremely problematic when delivering responses to a police oral board. On the other hand, by employing strong eye contact you should appear as a as a more confident police promotion candidate to your assessors.
Often, the questions asked at police sergeant oral boards are situational questions. Do you know – and can you effectively tell your oral board – the best way to handle this situation?
You know from my previous videos that maximizing your performance at your police promotion oral board or assessment center can make or break your promotion opportunity. If your agency employs the rule of 3 for promotion – which I explain in the video – your test scores alone do not guarantee your promotion. Depending upon your test scores, the rule of 3 can be a blessing or a curse. If you are number one on the list after all of the testing and scoring is done, then the rule of 3 can put your promotion at risk. If you are number two or three on the eligibility list after testing and scoring and there is only one vacancy, the rule of 3 can offer you hope that you will be selected over the person who scored best. This video explains the concept of “team chief” and how to best position yourself for promotion if your agency employs the rule of 3.
Police work, not just police oral boards, can be frustrating. When decisions come down from above that we do not agree with – but we forced to abide – it can create stress. See if you can handle this type of question at your police promotion oral board.
Which game are you getting ready to play? Basketball and football are a metaphor for your police promotion process. In order to best prepare for your process, you want to know what process will be used. Listen to the video to identify some specific information that will help you prepare for your police promotion oral board or assessment center.
Some police promotion oral board questions are wordy. This is done to see if you can process a complicated scenario and not just a brief question. Listen to this question and see if you have identified the key elements that you need to address. Then listen again to see if you were right. As a police supervisor candidate in a community policing focused police department, you should have a plan on how to improve officer engagement.
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