EXPANDED SCOPE

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       POLICE CHIEF (TOWNS & VILLAGES-TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON) PR           1,2,3,4,5,6

       POLICE CHIEF (TOWNS & VILLAGES-VILLAGE OF EAST HAMPTON) PR       1,2,3,4,5,6

       POLICE CHIEF (TOWNS & VILLAGES-VILLAGE OF LLOYD HARBOR) PR       1,2,5,6,7,8

 

1.       KNOWLEDGE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT METHODS, PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES-These questions test for knowledge of accepted police methods and practices and/or their application to situations in the police field. The questions are a sampling of the various knowledge that police personnel may be required to possess in the course of their day-to-day, work-related activities. Areas covered include investigation procedures, patrol techniques, police-community relations, courtroom procedures, personnel practices, policy making and budgeting procedures.

 

2.       KNOWLEDGE OF NEW YORK STATE LAWS-These questions test the candidates' knowledge of the laws in effect on January 1, 2018. This portion of the test is a sampling of the various sections of the law that police personnel may encounter in the course of their day-to-day work-related activities. Laws covered may include the Penal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Vehicle and Traffic Law, Family Court Act, and other laws relevant to law enforcement in New York State.

 

3.       POLICE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPERVISION AND ADMINISTRATION-These questions test for the knowledge of managerial functions involved in directing the operations of a B or C level police department as well as the knowledge of the principles and practices involved in supervising a large subordinate staff, including subordinate supervisors. These questions cover such areas as: developing objectives and formulating policies; forecasting and planning; organizing and coordinating; informing and instructing; guiding and leading; decision-making and problem solving; communicating effectively; staffing and staff development; time management; assigning work and evaluating performance; handling conflict and grievances; and budgeting.

 

4.       JOB SIMULATION EXERCISES IN POLICE ADMINISTRATION AND COMMAND-Against the background of knowledge required for the position, this will include two job simulation exercises that cover such areas as: human resources management, management of operations, problem-solving, decision-making under pressure, public relations, and police procedure.

 

5.       UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING WRITTEN MATERIAL-These questions test how well you comprehend written material. You will be provided with brief reading selections and will asked questions about the selections. All the information required to answer the questions will be presented in the selections; you will not be required to have any special knowledge relating to the subject areas of the selections.

 

6.       PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL IN A POLICE SETTING-These questions test for the ability to prepare the types of reports that police personnel write. Some questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately. They consist of restatements of information given in note form. You must choose the best version from each set of four choices. Other questions test for the ability to organize paragraphs. They consist of paragraphs with their sentences out of order. For each of the paragraphs you must choose, from four suggestions, the best order of the sentences.

 

7.       ADMINISTRATION POLICE-These questions test for knowledge of the managerial functions involved in directing an A level police department. These questions cover such areas as: developing objectives and formulating policies; making decisions based on the context of the administrator's position and authority; forecasting and planning; organizing; developing personnel; coordinating and informing; guiding and leading; testing and evaluating; and budgeting.

 

8.       SUPERVISION-These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices employed in planning, organizing, and controlling the activities of a work unit toward predetermined objectives. The concepts covered, usually in a situational question format, include such topics as assigning and reviewing work; evaluating performance; maintaining work standards; motivating and developing subordinates; implementing procedural change; increasing efficiency; and dealing with problems of absenteeism, morale, and discipline.

 

P. E. R. C. Statement

 

The final rating key for this examination will be established by the State Civil Service Commission prior to the testing date, upon recommendation of a committee of police experts who will review all the questions for appropriateness and accuracy. There will be no review of the questions by candidates. The committee was selected with the assistance and endorsement of the Police Conference of New York, Inc., the New York State Association of PBAs, Inc., and the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc.

 

A Guide for the Written Test for Police Chief/Assistant Chief is available at the New York State website: www.cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.cfm.