Could You Pass a Police Entrance Exam?

By: Brian Whitney

Could You Pass a Police Entrance Exam?
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About This Quiz

Police officers have one of the hardest jobs in the entire world. They spend a lot of time doing nothing and sitting around; then they have to snap to attention and deal with incredibly stressful situations at a moment's notice. The decisions they take affect lives, not only their own but the lives of innocent citizens and even suspects, who are innocent until proven guilty after all.

When you take all of this into account, there is no wonder that police departments spend a lot of time making sure that their applicants for jobs are prepared, and one of the biggest things that people have to do to get the position is to pass an entrance exam.

How would you do on such an exam? It is hard to tell because first of all, the test isn't judging whether you are a good or a bad person, just whether or not you would be a police officer. What about you? Would you be more like Axel Foley from "Beverly Hills Cop," or would you have kind of a Dirty Harry vibe? Or maybe you just aren't cut out to be a cop after all. Take this quiz and find out where you stand. You have the right to remain silent about your results. 

Would you be more likely to give someone a warning for speeding if they were attractive?
Obviously
Maybe
I don't think so.
No way

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How many drinks do you have a week?
14 or more
7-13
3-6
0-2

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Do you feel sad often?
I do.
Sometimes, but everyone does.
Hardly ever.
No, I always feel good.

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Why do you want to be a police officer?
I like being in control.
I like the thought of catching bad guys.
It is stable work.
I care about my community.

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Are you good at reading non verbal cues?
I don't know what those are.
I think so, but how would I know.
I am pretty good.
Yes, nothing gets past me.

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Are you an important person?
Oh yeah, I am.
I think so.
Not really
Sure, we all are.

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Do you get along well with your last boss?
Not even a little
Kind of
Pretty much
For sure

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Would you enforce a law even if you thought it was stupid?
I doubt it.
I would, but I wouldn't like it.
I guess so.
Sure, why not?

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Did you ever shoplift when you were a kid?
Yeah, everyone does.
A couple times
No, but I thought of it.
No way

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How often do you have nightmares?
Constantly
Once a week
Once a month
Hardly ever

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How long have you wanted to be a police officer?
What? I don't want to be a police officer.
A few months
A year
For years

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Can you handle being made fun of in public?
No way.
It depends on the situation.
Sometimes.
Sure, who cares what people think?

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Is your dad a good man?
He is awful.
He did his best.
Sure, he is pretty cool.
He is awesome.

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How often do you lie?
All the time. Sorry about that.
Just when I need to get out of something.
Rarely
Never

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Do you just feel like smashing things sometimes?
Yeah, it would help blow off steam.
Everyone does.
Not really.
No, that would be lame.

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Do you think a lot of people exaggerate their problems to get sympathy?
Sure. Almost everyone does.
Some do.
I honestly never thought about it.
No, that is silly.

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Do you ever think of things too bad to talk about?
All the time
Sometimes
Not usually
No, I could talk about anything.

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When you get in trouble, do you keep your mouth shut?
Always
Usually
It depends.
No, I like dealing it with right away.

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Should people learn to toughen up for their own benefit?
For sure.
It wouldn't hurt.
I don't know how to answer that.
Not necessarily.

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Do you get bored easily?
Totally
Kind of
Not really
Not at all

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Do some people have it in for you?
Sure. All sorts.
A couple do
Maybe
No. Why?

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Are you good at self defense?
Not at all
I am okay.
I am pretty good at it.
Sure, I am a regular ninja.

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Are you comfortable around guns?
No, they freak me out.
Not really
Kind of
Very much so

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Are you always aware of your surroundings?
How would I know?
I think so.
Usually
For sure

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Is your sex life satisfactory?
Are you kidding? It is brutal.
It isn't bad.
It is okay.
Sure.

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Are you in good physical shape?
Not at all
Not really
Pretty good
Yes, extremely good

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Do you daydream a lot?
What? Sorry, I was spacing out.
Constantly
Not usually
Hardly ever

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Would you put family before your job?
No way
I might.
I would do my best.
For sure

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Do you wake up refreshed most mornings?
Not at all
Sometimes
Usually
Always

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Do most people that know you like you?
How do I know?
Probably not.
I think so.
For sure.

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