POLICE VIDEO BASED ASSESSMENT

The brand new police video assessments are designed to test both your attention to detail, and your understanding of how police officers should behave whilst on the job. During the assessments, you are required to watch 2 scenarios. Each scenario has 3 clips in total, with a series of questions following each clip. Usually the clips are around 5 minutes in length.
In our fantastic practice exercises, we’ll give you a chance to test out your observational skills! This resource has FIVE fantastic practice video exercises, similar to what you would experience during your real assessment!
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WHAT IS THE POLICE VIDEO BASED ASSESSMENT?

The Police video based assessment are short video exercises (2-3 minutes) which are used to assess your understanding of the Police values. You will be asked questions on how you believe the Police Officer(s) handled the given situation along with observational awareness questions.

You will not be allowed to take any notes during the videos that are played. Your task is to answer the questions as accurately as possible, based on what you remember from the video. So, your attention to detail is crucial here. You will be asked questions based on details from the scene, for example:

  • What colour socks was the victim wearing?
  • How many of the windows were closed?
  • Which of the following items were missing?

All of the questions are multiple-choice based, and therefore will require careful consideration.

SAMPLE POLICE VIDEO BASED ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Police Video Based Assessment Questions

Question 1

Was the conduct of the officer nearest to the camera acceptable? If not, what did he do or say that was unacceptable?

Question 2

Did the Police Officer have the right to confiscate the drinks?

Question 3

How would you have handled this situation?

Question 4

How many cans of drink did you see in the video clip?

Police Video Based Assessment Answers

Question 1

No, it was not. The officer was aggressive and risked aggravating the situation further by his behaviour. He also physically accosted one of the youths in order to take his drink – which was a bad choice.

Question 2

The Police Officer did have the right to confiscate the drinks as he suspected the youths to be underage and they were also unable to provide ID.

Question 3

I would have approached the youths in a calm and assertive way, asking them to provide their ID. I would not have threatened the youths or placed my hands on them. When they did not show their ID, I would have confiscated the drinks.

Question 4

3 cans of drink were visible in this clip.

THE UK POLICE OFFICER SELECTION PROCESS

The Police video based assessment is a new addition to the UK Police Officer selection process.

CURRENT CORE COMPETENCIES

Public Service

Public service is essentially about acting with the best interests of the public in mind. The police are there to protect the public, and safeguard them from harm. Therefore, it’s important that your decisions are made with this aim in mind. You must be able to evaluate different strategies, how they will be of benefit to the wider public, and take responsibility to delivering upon these.

Openness to Change

Openness to change is all about being able to adapt to new ways of working, and taking a flexible, positive approach to improvement and workplace change. The police are an innovative organisation, who are constantly updating their methods, and therefore it’s important that their staff can reflect this.

Service Delivery

Service Delivery is all about the quality of your work and your output. You must show a good understanding of the police service’s aims and objectives, and in doing so present an organised, efficient and polite image to the public. It is essential that you are focused on the overall outcomes of the service, and can work quickly and accurately to achieve these.

Professionalism

As a police officer, your professionalism is absolutely integral. You are a representative of the police – a role model – and therefore it’s fundamental that you can present an honest and trustworthy approach to the public. By doing this, you can build confidence from the public in the police force, and deliver a far more
effective service.

Decision Making

You must be able to control your emotions when under high amounts of pressure, and exhibit strong levels of decision making. Police work is highly stressful, and will push you to your limits. Therefore, it’s vital that police employees can stay calm and collected, and manage their emotions.

Working With Others

Teamwork is a fundamental part of working as a police officer, and the better you can work as part of a collaborative unit, the better level of service you can provide to the public. Good police work is about building partnerships, not just with your colleagues, but with members of the public too.

NEW CORE COMPETENCIES

Emotionally Aware

It’s very important for police officers to be emotionally aware. Not only do you need to be emotionally aware towards the needs and feelings of others, but you also need to be emotionally aware of yourself.

Taking Ownership

In order to work as a police officer, it’s vital that you can take ownership and responsibility, and hold yourself accountable for your own actions. Part of this means accepting that sometimes minor mistakes will happen, but the way you deal with these is what is important. You must learn from your mistakes, and seek improvement-based feedback.

Working Collaboratively

When working as a police officer, and a representative of the service, you must be polite and respectful with every person that you meet, and show that the police value the ideals of teamwork, collaboration and social unity. Remember that police officers are role models within society!

Deliver, Support and Inspire

Police officers must show an understanding of how their behaviour impacts on the reputation of the service, and strive to make a positive contribution to this at all times. You must be focused on helping your teammates to achieve high standards, whilst maintaining your own.

Analyse Critically

As a police officer, your analytical skills are crucial. You must be able to apply these, and take an evidence based approach. This means using the evidence available to you effectively and efficiently, to gather as many facts and hard info as possible, before using this data in the most logical way.

Innovative and Open Minded

Not everything is straightforward and ‘by the book’. There will always be problems which require an innovative and creative solution, and it’s your job to come up with this! Furthermore, it’s essential that you can take an open mind to new ways of working, and understand that continuous development is a necessity for any
police officer.

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Police Video Based Assessment PaCK INCLUDES:

  • 5 FULL video based exercises complete with questions, answers and explanations;
  • Realistic practice scenarios and observational questions, to test your skills; 
  • A chance for you to practice and demonstrate your knowledge of good policing;
  • Reminders and tips on what makes a great police officer, and how officers should behave whilst on the job. 

FREE BONUS

When you order you will receive the following free bonus;

Free Online Interactive Police Practice Tests

Plus 30-days FREE ACCESS to the police online testing suite. Thereafter, just £5.95 per month. No minimum term. You may cancel anytime. Cancel before the 30-days are up and you will not be charged. Online suite access on PC, MAC and mobile devices.

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