REMINDER - FOP SGT. PREP CLASS TONIGHT
Tonight, from 6:00pm - 7:30pm, at the Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd., one block north of the I-610 / Canal exit, retired NOPD Captain Louie Dabdoub will get into the meat of the prep class, with discussions / practice sessions on actual scenarios and in-baskets.
From this point forward, candidates should try to make as many classes as possible. Each class will begin with a brief review of the prior class, then present new material and exercises.
Wednesday classes will begin at 6:00pm
Saturday classes will begin at 12:30pm - this change has been made to accommodate those 2nd watch candidates
Classes will continue each Wednesday & Saturday through the remainder of December (except Christmas Day)
FOP SERGEANTS' EXAM - PHASE 2 PREP CLASSES
IN-BASKET AND VIDEO SCENARIO TRAINING
We have received additional information from the Civil Service Department concerning the upcoming NOPD Sergeant's Examination Assessment Phase:
The testing will not take place until after the holiday season - sometime after the first week of January 2014. There will be a candidate orientation session prior to the date of the test.
The process to be used for testing is the presentation of video scenarios and in-basket exercises. Candidate responses will be recorded using digital voice recorders - there will be no video recording of candidate responses. Assessors will be flown in to score the digital recordings.
Sites being considered for testing locations will have large (60") monitors for display of scenario videos. There will be no individual computer screens.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW 2009 LT TEST STUDY GUIDE
The FOP has obtained a copy of the Study Guide used for the 2009 NOPD Lieutenant's test. This document will provide candidates with the general testing format to be used for the upcoming Sergeant's Exam. We understand that videos and in-baskets will be presented and scored in a similar manner as discussed in this document (please click the link above).
Last night's training session was a great success - nothing but positive feedback...we hope to see more of you on Saturday...see below for details.
The FOP has arranged to give several In-Basket and Video Scenario Training sessions in the weeks leading up to the test date.
All sessions will be held at our normal FOP meeting location:
Lakeview Presbyterian Church Meeting Hall
5914 Canal Blvd., one block north of I-610
New Orleans, La 70124
Retired NOPD Captain Louis Dabdoub, assisted by NOPD Lt. Julie Lea, will provide in depth training exercises on handling in-basket items and the proper approach to video scenario assessments.
The classes will be scheduled each Wednesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, and on each Saturday from 12:30pm - 2:00pm.
Each class will each be a mixture of review of previous classes and the introduction of new material and exercises. Some of the topics to be covered include roll call issues; counseling sessions; supervising a crime scene; crimes in progress; and in-basket items.
Participants are urged to attend as many classes as their schedule allows. The full schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Saturday, December 21, 2013 from 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Saturday, December 28 2013 from 12:30pm - 2:00pm
This training is opened to ALL NOPD officers who have passed the first phase of the NOPD sergeant testing - regardless of association affiliation or membership. We urge all eligible officers to take advantage of this opportunity.
There is no need to call or register in advance, just show up at the facility on the dates and times announced above. Be prepared to take notes.
The Fraternal Order of Police, Crescent City Lodge would like to thank retired NOPD Captain Louie Dabdoub, NOPD Captain Heather Kouts, retired NOPD Lieutenant Susan Graham and NOPD Lieutenant Julie Lea for their assistance in making the FOP Sergeants' Test Prep Classes a reality. Each is volunteering their time to help you advance your careers with the New Orleans Police Dept.
Those with questions or comments, please feel free to email or call:
Fraternal Order of Police