Can You Make It Through the First Round of Law Enforcement Training?

By: Talin Vartanian

Can You Make It Through the First Round of Law Enforcement Training?
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About This Quiz

Do you want to earn the golden badge that shows off your toughness, strength and bravery? No problem! All you have to do is endure weeks of physical and mental training and pass medical and psychological evaluations. Oh, and you're probably going to shine a lot of shoes and maintain uniform standards. Simple, right? Not quite! But in this law enforcement quiz, we're going to make sure you're prepared to defend your city, state and country.

Being a police officer involves lots of paperwork and long hours of patrolling your neighborhood streets. While there's much downtime, you must always be ready for those intense moments of stress. You could receive a call at any moment, and it's your job to act fast to save someone else's life. You must also have a professional and polite attitude towards other officers and civilians. Other types of skills you may need include strong communication, critical thinking and leadership. Because overall, being a police officer is about being a role model for everyone around you. In this civilized personality quiz, we're going to determine if you have what it takes to make it in the world of law enforcement!

1 Academy In which of these academies would you like to enroll?
U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy
U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Field Operations Academy
U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service - Charleston Training Academy
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services – Academy Training Center

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2 forensic autopsy How would you feel about taking a forensic autopsy class?
Super confident
Indifferent
Not very confident
What's that?

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3 Yelled at A few instructors will probably yell at you. Can you handle this?
I can handle it.
I would just ignore it.
It depends on what I did.
I couldn't handle this.

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4 personal hygiene Are you able to maintain your uniform and personal hygiene per law enforcement standards?
Of course
For the most part, yes
Only when I feel like it
I'd like to think so.

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5 taser Would you rather be shot with a Taser or pepper sprayed?
Shot with a Taser
I can handle both!
Ideally, neither
Pepper sprayed

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6 weaponless defense Which of these weaponless defense training exercises interests you the most?
Hand-to-hand combat
Takedowns
All of them
Control holds

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7 pistol techniques Would you rather learn about active threat response tactics or advanced pistol techniques?
Both
Active threat response tactics
Advanced pistol techniques
Neither

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8 oleoresin capsicum spray Are you aware of what an oleoresin capsicum spray is?
Of course
I think so.
I have a rough idea.
Nope

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9 police academy classes would you want to take Which of these police academy classes would you want to take?
Civil rights
Crisis management
Bloodborne pathogens
Courthouse security

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10 sheriff What type of police officer would you like to become?
Police detective
Highway patrol officer
Sheriff
Uniformed officer

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11 push ups Would you rather attempt 20 pushups or 40 situps in one minute?
I can handle both of these!
20 pushups
Neither
40 situps

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12 high school diploma Do you have a high school diploma per the law enforcement training requirements?
Yes!
Yes, but I don't know where it is.
Nope
I think so.

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13 exams Which of these law enforcement training exams scares you the most?
Written exam
Physical ability test
Medical evaluation
Oral interview

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14 background investigation Are you willing to undergo a background investigation before the training begins?
Of course
Maybe not
I'll have to think about this.
Only if I have to

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15 physical efficiency battery test What's the minimum score to pass the physical efficiency battery test?
40%
90%
80%
70%

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16 police officer Are you prepared to work 10 to 12 hours per day as a police officer?
Absolutely
Do I at least get two days off?
Nope, that sounds too long
How about eight hours instead?

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17 rifle training program True or false: An auto lock is prohibited in the law enforcement rifle training program.
I can't remember.
True
False
I don't really want to take that class.

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18 practical explosives investigation Do you believe you're comfortable with conducting a practical explosives investigation?
100% yes
I guess I'll have to be!
A little bit
Not really

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19 paperwork Are you mentally prepared for the large amount of paperwork?
Yes!
I guess so.
How much paperwork are we talking about?
There's paperwork?

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20 ostacle course Would you be able to complete a 99-yard obstacle course with ease?
Without a doubt
Yes, but it won't be easy
I'd like to think so.
Probably not

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21 Criminology In which of these certification programs would you like to enroll?
Criminology
The Criminal Justice System
Corrections
Not interested

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22 learning Would you rather learn about tactical water survival or injury prevention?
Both
Injury prevention
Tactical water survival
Neither of these

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23 reading people Are you able to "read" people easily?
Yes, this is my specialty
I certainly try!
What does that mean?
No, not really

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24 judgement Do you believe that you have good judgement?
100% yes
I'm about 80% there.
I'd like to think so.
Nope, not at all

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25 first aid cpr Do you know the basics of first aid and CPR?
Yes, I know all of the basics
It has been a while.
I know some stuff.
I can't fully remember them.

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26 traffic laws Are you well-versed in specific traffic laws?
Of course
I know about some traffic laws.
I know what all the stoplight colors are!
Nope, I don't know much

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27 calm Are you able to keep calm in stressful situations?
Yes, of course
I try to!
It depends on the stressful situation.
No, I tend to panic.

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28 riff JTAG box Do you know how to use a RIFF JTAG box?
Of course
I think so.
Nope
A what?

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29 802.11 Do you know what 802.11 refers to?
Wi-Fi location and exploitation
Advanced technical driving
PSO formations
Interrogation case study

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30 phone How do you feel about the cellphone investigation part of your training?
I'm looking forward to this.
I didn't know this was part of the training.
Indifferent
This sounds boring

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