What Part of This Police Entrance Exam Will You Ace?

By: Jonnathan Chadwick
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About This Quiz

Walk into any classroom in the country and you're bound to find at least one student who wants to be a police officer when they grow up. It's almost like being a superhero. You may start out handing out parking tickets, but if you play your cards right and excel in the right places, you could climb the ladder and become anything you want. Even James Bond had to start somewhere! The first step to living your dream of being a police officer, however, is passing the entrance exam. It's not easy, and it will test all your mental and physical skills.

Most police exams vary by state, and they all have to test your psychological wellbeing, physical stamina and knowledge. For the psychological and physical tests, there are no right or wrong answers; you'll just have to try your hardest and be as honest as possible. Preparing for these tests comes down to being as healthy as possible, both physically and mentally. But for the knowledge portion of the test, you can study all you want, and you should. The written portion of the police entrance exam isn't too different than most exams you've taken during schooling, and it's broken up into the usual test sections. 

Let's take a look at which section you would ace if you took the test today!

If you had your choice, which of these positions would you want your first year on the force?

Which tactic do you use when you find yourself in a confrontation?

Which of these police reports gets you most excited to fill out?

Of these high-level abilities, which do you think is most valuable for an officer to have?

Your patrol partner makes the same mistake two weeks in a row. What's the first thought that goes through your mind?

A senior officer is stumped by a certain problem, and you have the opportunity to impress them by helping solve it. What do you do?

On the day of the test, your proctor says you can take the test in one of the following formats. Which do you choose?

When filling out a police report, what's the most important thing you want to achieve?

If you have to spend an entire night filling out reports, how would you choose to do so?

Which of these police certifications do you want the most?

Which of the following skills are you most excited to learn as a police officer?

Which of the following is your preferred method of studying for the test?

If you're asked to shadow along on a crime scene investigation, which method do you use to take notes?

If you witness your partner do something you believe is unlawful, which course of action would you pursue?

If you see curved skid marks left behind after a car crash, which do you believe is the most important skill needed to solve the case?

You've been tasked with outlining a huge investigation. How do you tackle your first draft?

What makes you think you're cut out to be a police officer?

What do you hope to gain from a life in law enforcement?

You park your car in a giant lot full of other patrol cars. How do you remember where you parked?

On any given day, what police-related news items are you most likely to read?

What do you believe is the biggest threat to law enforcement today?

When you first arrive at a crime scene, what is the first thing you notice?

You've been assigned to investigate a kidnapping case. Which of the following do you want to know first?

If you could study for the test with any one of these people, who would you choose?

When you finish taking the police entrance exam, what's the first thing you're going to do?

When it comes to being a police officer, what do you think is your biggest weakness?

What is your preferred uniform when you enter a life of law enforcement?

Why do you want to be a police officer?

Which of these is the most powerful tool a police officer has?

How high do you want to climb within law enforcment?

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