Could You Pass a Police Entrance Exam?

EMPLOYMENT

Brian Whitney

5 Min Quiz

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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. 

How often do you have nightmares?

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Can you handle being made fun of in public?

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Would you enforce a law even if you thought it was stupid?

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Is your dad a good man?

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How long have you wanted to be a police officer?

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Do you feel sad often?

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Did you ever shoplift when you were a kid?

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Are you good at reading non verbal cues?

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How often do you lie?

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Are you an important person?

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Should people learn to toughen up for their own benefit?

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Do some people have it in for you?

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How many drinks do you have a week?

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Do you get bored easily?

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Are you good at self defense?

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When you get in trouble, do you keep your mouth shut?

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Do you think a lot of people exaggerate their problems to get sympathy?

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Are you comfortable around guns?

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Do you ever think of things too bad to talk about?

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Is your sex life satisfactory?

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Do you get along well with your last boss?

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Are you always aware of your surroundings?

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Do you just feel like smashing things sometimes?

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Would you put family before your job?

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Are you in good physical shape?

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Do you wake up refreshed most mornings?

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Do you daydream a lot?

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Do most people that know you like you?

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Why do you want to be a police officer?

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Would you be more likely to give someone a warning for speeding if they were attractive?

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