Police/Patrol Officer Exam

EXAMINATIONS TO BE HELD MAY 15, 2021

Where:

Rockland Community College- Fieldhouse
145 College Road
Suffern, NY 10901


Logistics:

  • There will be two sessions: AM and PM
  • Please check your admission notice for your time of entrance as well as your designated entrance by letter (entrances A-F at the Fieldhouse). Note: You MUST enter the fieldhouse at your specific entrance "letter" assigned at the specific assigned time on your admission notice.
  • Please park closest to the entrance you were assigned: see RCC map.


DUE TO COVID 19: REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION

ALL CANDIDATES MUST MEET THE STATE AND LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID REGULATIONS:

a) Candidates MUST bring a PAPER copy of either:

  1. Proof of a recent negative COVID-19 diagnostic test 3 days prior to exam (5/12/21, 5/13/21 or 5/14/21) by PCR or an antigen test collected within 6 hours of the exam start time or;
  2. Proof of full vaccination prior to entry 2 weeks before the exam date. For this exam, that would mean last vaccination by 4/30/2021. Note: Fully vaccinated is defined as being 2 or more weeks after final dose of the vaccine. For Moderna and Pfizer fully vaccinated is 2 weeks after second dose and for Johnson and Johnson fully vaccinated is 2 weeks after the one dose or;
  3. Proof of full recovery (via your medical provider) from a lab-confirmed COVID-19 case within the past 3 months (for this exam, between the dates of 2/13/21 and 5/5/2021).

b) All Candidates MUST wear an appropriate mask covering which covers the candidate's nose and mouth at all times during the examination. This includes but is not limited to: when entering the examination site, during the entire examination (any location in the fieldhouse), and when leaving the examination site.

c) Upon arrival and before being permitted in the building, all candidates will have their temperature taken (must be below 100.4 degrees for entry)

d) A Health Questionnaire must be read and the responses attested to. Any affirmative response will result in a candidate being sent home.

e) Hand sanitizer (provided by the County) must be used at entry points to the examination.

f) THIS NOTICE AND COVID REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENTS (see 1. A) MUST BE BROUGHT WITH YOU TO THE TEST SITE FOR ADMITTANCE TO THE EXAMINATION.


COVID-19 ATTESTATION

To be read and signed at check-in on the examination date.


COVID-19 Symptoms:

  • YOU ARE NOT currently experiencing or have recently (within the past 48 hours) experienced any symptoms of COVID-19; which may include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea; however, a few of these symptoms may occur with pre-existing medical conditions, such as allergies or migraines, that have been diagnosed by a health care practitioner. In those cases, individuals should only answer "yes" if symptoms are new or worsening.
  • YOU HAVE NOT had close contact (being within six feet) of an individual for 10 minutes or more within a 24-hour period, starting from 2 days before their symptoms developed or if asymptomatic, 2 days before they were tested. (Close contact does not include individuals who work in a health care setting wearing appropriate, required PPE.)
  • This exclusion shall not apply for individuals who (1) have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – defined as 14 days after completion of the vaccine series – within the past 90 days or (2) fully recovered from a lab-confirmed COVID-19 case within the past 3 months. (In lieu of quarantine following close contact, such individuals will need to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days following an exposure.)
  • YOU HAVE NOT had close contact (or proximate contact as determined by health authorities) in the past 10 days with any person confirmed by diagnostic test, or suspected based on symptoms to have COVID-19.
  • YOU HAVE NOT tested positive for COVID-19 through a diagnostic test in the past 10 days.
  • YOU HAVE NOT traveled to New York State from a noncontiguous state, United States territory, or CDC level 2 or greater travel advisory country within the past 10 days and failed to follow the State's travel advisory.

 


Please be advised that NO further applications are being accepted for these examinations. For informational purposes, candidates in any of these examinations may click on the examination to view the amended examination announcement. All approved candidates will be receiving an email admission notice informing them of the date, time and location of the examination approximately two weeks prior to the scheduled dates:


WRITTEN TEST - A written test designed to evaluate knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the following areas:

1. LANGUAGE FLUENCY – These questions test for the ability to read, understand, and present a clear and accurate summary of information. For some questions, you will be given a brief reading passage followed by four statements, each summarizing the information. You must then choose the best version. For other questions, you will be given several sentences, one of which contains a spelling, grammatical, or punctuation error. You must then select the line that contains the error.

2. INFORMATION ORDERING AND LANGUAGE SEQUENCING – These questions test for the ability to properly identify the sequence or order of events, and/or to organize information to fit a timeline. You will be given a brief reading passage followed by one or more questions. You must identify the proper sequence of events in
order to answer one or more questions.

3. PROBLEM SENSITIVITY & REASONING – These questions test for the ability to apply information and to identify a problem or potential problem. For some questions, you will be given information in the form of policies, rules, regulations, laws, followed by a situation. You must then identify the problem and apply the information to select the best course of action to take. For other questions, you will be given a scenario and mock witness statements. You must use this information to answer one or more questions about the scenario.

4. SELECTIVE ATTENTION – These questions test for the ability to focus on completing a task and to pay attention to important details while performing repetitive and monotonous tasks. You will be presented with a series of letters, symbols, and/or numbers. You must select the choice that contains the series of letters, symbols, and/or numbers that matches exactly.

5. VISUALIZATION – These questions test for the ability to imagine how something will look when it is moved around or when its parts are changed, moved, or rearranged. You will be presented with an image of a face followed by four images of faces. Each face is disguised or altered in some way. Three of the images have a
difference in facial structure or facial features. You must select the choice that contains the image with the identical facial structure and facial features.

6. SPATIAL ORIENTATION – These questions test for the ability to understand how to navigate within spaces or how to get from one point to another. You will be provided with a map followed by one or more questions. You must imagine yourself at a certain location and orient yourself to the direction you would move to get to another location in the shortest (least distance) route from one point to another.

7. SITUATIONAL JUDGMENT – These questions test for the ability to identify appropriate and effective responses to work-related challenges. You will be presented with scenarios that reflect the types of challenges one could encounter in a work environment. Each scenario will be followed by several responses to the scenario. You must rate the effectiveness of each response.

A Study Guide is available at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/testing/testguides.cfm


Physical Agility Requirements:

The three components measured are muscular endurance (core body), muscular endurance (upper body) and cardiovascular capacity. A brief description of the test items used to measure each component follow:

  • Sit-up – Muscular Endurance (Core Body) – The score indicated is the number of bent-leg sit-ups performed in one minute.
  • Push-up – Muscular Endurance (Upper Body) – The score indicated is the maximum number of full body repetitions that a candidate must complete without breaks in one minute.
  • 1.5 Mile Run – Cardiovascular Capacity – The score indicated is calculated in minutes:seconds.
    (To be administered only to those candidates who have passed the Sit-ups and Push-ups).

Age/Sex - MaleSit-UpPush-Up1.5 Mile Run
20-29 38 29 12:38
30-39 35 24 12:58
40-49 29 18 13:50
50-59 24 13 15:06
60+ 19 10 16:46
Age/Sex - FemaleSit-UpPush-Up1.5 Mile Run
20-29 32 15 14:50
30-39 25 11 15:43
40-49 20 9 16:31
50-59 14 n/a 18:18
60+ 6 n/a 20:16

See Exam Announcement for additional special requirements