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

By: Teresa McGlothlin
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About This Quiz

Are you calm under pressure, or do you hunker down and wait for the storm to pass? If you've been wondering if you are cut out for a career in law enforcement, you've come to the right place! After you've answered a series of questions like these, we'll know if your personality has all the right traits and qualities to do the job. 

No matter what the job, being a member of law enforcement is not for the easily rattled! To be a great law enforcement officer, you must know how to stay calm in chaotic situations, and you must be able to deal with the worst in human behavior. Once we assess your skills and your personality, your aptitude for protecting and serving will be clear to us! 

When you read the questions we've offered, we advise taking it as seriously as an entrance exam to the academy. Take a moment to think before you reach for your taser and make your response. When you've finished, we'll let you know if you should head to the local recruiting office. If not, we'll give you a good suggestion about another type of job that might be right for you. Are you ready to find out? 

If you saw someone shoplifting, what would you do?

Which first responder job would you like to try?

Are you good with weapons?

How would you handle an argument in the street?

How many speeding tickets have you had?

Which shift do you prefer to work?

Do you have a first aid kit in your car?

Are you in good physical condition?

Which of your traits is strongest?

Which television show do you like most?

Are you a military veteran?

How do you feel about donuts?

If you walked into a bank robbery, what would you do?

Do you drink a lot of coffee?

What is your leadership style like?

Does the sight of blood make you squeamish?

Which television detective do you like most?

You see a car accident take place - what is the first thing you do?

Which kind of patrol officer would you prefer to be?

Are you the athletic type?

Do you consider yourself patriotic?

What do you do to help your community?

Have you ever been in a fist fight?

Which crime do you consider the worst?

What would you bring on a stake out?

Which word describes you best?

How long is your hair?

Which branch of the military do you respect the most?

Do you follow politics?

What do you think is the hardest part of being a law enforcement officer?

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