How Well Does a Career in Law Enforcement Match Your Personality?

By: Teresa McGlothlin
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
If you saw someone shoplifting, what would you do?
I would make a citizen's arrest.
I would ignore them.
I would tell security.
I would loudly point them out.

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Which first responder job would you like to try?
Police officer
Firefighter
911 dispatcher
EMT

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Are you good with weapons?
I'm a great shot.
I'm sure I could learn.
I'm good with a taser.
I'm awesome with ninja stars.

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How would you handle an argument in the street?
I would try to calm the situation.
I would keep walking.
I would call the authorities.
I would make popcorn and watch.

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How many speeding tickets have you had?
I haven't had any.
I've had a couple of warnings.
I've had one.
I've lost count.

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Which shift do you prefer to work?
Graveyard
Evenings
Dayshift
I like swing shifts.

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Do you have a first aid kit in your car?
I sure do!
I might have a bandaid.
That's a great idea.
I wouldn't carry it in my car.

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Are you in good physical condition?
I'm in excellent shape.
I like my condition.
I'm in decent shape.
I could use a few more laps in the pool.

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Which of your traits is strongest?
Openness
Confidence
Courageousness
Intelligence

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Which television show do you like most?
"Law and Order"
"911"
"Blue Bloods"
"Dog the Bounty Hunter"

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Are you a military veteran?
I'm proud to say that I am.
I've never been in the military.
I've been considering the military.
I'm a law enforcement veteran.

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How do you feel about donuts?
The more donuts, the better.
I don't eat them.
Who doesn't like donuts?
I prefer cinnamon rolls.

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If you walked into a bank robbery, what would you do?
I would negotiate for hostages.
I would walk right back out.
I would need a diaper.
I would do whatever the robbers told me to do.

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Do you drink a lot of coffee?
I drink gallons of coffee.
I prefer tea.
I wouldn't say a lot.
I have at least one coffee per day.

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What is your leadership style like?
Fair
Kind
Strict
Bossy

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Does the sight of blood make you squeamish?
It doesn't bother me.
A lot of blood makes me queasy.
As long as it's not my own blood, I'm good.
It makes me pass out.

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Which television detective do you like most?
Olivia Benson
Columbo
Magnum P.I.
Adrian Monk

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You see a car accident take place - what is the first thing you do?
I pull over and call 911.
I avoid the wreckage and keep driving.
I make sure everyone is okay.
I start taking down license plate numbers.

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Which kind of patrol officer would you prefer to be?
Horseback patrol
Bicycle patrol
Vehicle patrol
Surveillance patrol

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Are you the athletic type?
I'm built like a linebacker.
Negative.
I'm a good bowler.
I'm slightly athletic.

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Do you consider yourself patriotic?
I'm extremely patriotic.
I've never thought about it.
I'm very patriotic.
I'm more patriotic than anyone I know.

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What do you do to help your community?
I donate my time.
I don't do drugs.
I take care of my neighbors.
I know what everyone is doing.

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Have you ever been in a fist fight?
I wouldn't dream of it.
I've come close.
I was when I was younger.
I used to be a bouncer.

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Which crime do you consider the worst?
Driving without a seatbelt
Shoplifting
Burglary
Smoking the devil's lettuce

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What would you bring on a stake out?
Donuts
Water
Coffee
Smart phone

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Which word describes you best?
Tough
Resilient
Savvy
Sassy

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How long is your hair?
It's super short.
It's near my chin.
It's long enough for a ponytail.
I'm bald.

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Which branch of the military do you respect the most?
Army
Navy
Air Force
Marines

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Do you follow politics?
I follow local politics.
I avoid politics.
I pay attention to some issues.
I'm hooked!

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What do you think is the hardest part of being a law enforcement officer?
Drunken people
Controlling my temper
Working weird hours
Always being in danger

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