Tina Lewis Rowe

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Police Assessment Centers: This Will Help You Prepare!

In a previous post I said the time to prepare for career development is now.  I’ve been very proud and happy that my book on preparing for police Assessment Centers has become a resource for many hundreds of people who are committed to professional development. It is available from Charles C. Thomas Publishers, and from Amazon. 

 The book has also been useful for those who need a resource for developing an assessment process–either for career development, for an evaluation of individual and group training needs, or for hiring or promotion.  The concepts are applicable in any setting–including criminal justice, government and the private sector.

 There are several other books on Assessment Centers available, but mine is unique in that it is well-researched, written in a personal style, and provides a mini-reference section that gives you an overview of many key topics you need to know about. I’ve received dozens of emails from people who tell me they used it in their promotional process and continue to use it at work every day. That makes sense, because as I say in the book, “Every day is an Assessment Center!”

If you have a police or fire department Assessment Center coming up, buy the book. Even if you do not buy the book, consider contacting me and letting me know what you are doing to prepare. If I can help, I will!

January 6th, 2008 Posted by | Assessment Centers and Interviews, Personal and Professional Development | 3 comments


  1. Hello! I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your help on my job interview. I got the job! Your book was very helpful to me and I will keep using it to stay prepared for the next step, whenever that happens. Thanks so much for spending time with me and for all your encouragement. It meant more than you know to feel that you were personally interested in my career.


    Comment by Tricia McManus | March 3, 2008

  2. This is a testimonial for your book. I was testing for Lieutenant and had already tried twice. I couldn’t understand how I could do so badly when I did well on the job, and had just about decided it was too late in my career to try again. My wife got your book for me from Amazon and within the first chapter realized why I had gotten low scores. Your approach makes such good sense, even to an old dog like me. I did the study exercises, made the AC cards and did everything you suggested. I was #3 on the list and got promoted last month. I tell everyone to read your book and they can’t help but do better if they apply it.

    Semper Fi

    Comment by Paul Garrago | March 24, 2008

  3. Hi Tina: I just wanted to say thank you for your book. I was the Captain of the CHP office in Oakland, CA and read your book in preparation for the Assistant Chief’s exam. It was one of the most important parts of my preparation. I really appreciated your insight, the manner the book keeps the reader engaged and the PACTSFID. I use it everyday and I ended up promoting to Assistant Chief. Thank you so much!! I have referred a load of people to your book and think its great reading whether someone is testing or not.

    Thank you again, great website.


    Comment by Jim Leonard | April 7, 2008

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