Have you ever dreamed of becoming a police officer? Do you think you have what it takes to pass a police entrance exam? Take this quiz to find out.
The Police Officer Selection Test (POST) is much like many other civil service exams in that it is a test of basic skills, not necessarily specific law enforcement knowledge. Remember, when you take a police entrance exam, you are not expected to know a whole lot about law enforcement, but you are expected to be able to prove that you have the basic skills that you will need to learn how to be a police officer. To that end, you will need to know basic math and English, primarily. You will learn all about how to be a law enforcement officer if you pass the entrance exam and continue your law enforcement training.
The police officer entrance exam will test you on basic reading comprehension (necessary to complete your coursework), basic communication skills (necessary to be able to communicate with the public), and basic math (necessary to prove problem-solving skills). The exam is typically not difficult, but you may want to brush up on these basic skills before test day.
Do you think you can pass this quiz? Prove it.
SWAT is the name for a police department's Special Weapons and Tactics unit. These units were first assembled to manage riot control.
Carrying out search warrants is a duty of police officers.
$19,000 worth of narcotics were stolen.
Ten percent of two million dollars is $200,000. The suspect will need $200,000 for bail.
As soon as they arrived at the scene of the crime, police officers decided to begin evacuating people right away.
Argument is spelled with only one "e."
18 - 4 + (- 6) = 8. Simply put, adding -6 is the same as subtracting six.
$347.08 - $230.00 = $117.08. Don't be confused!
12 - 3 + 6 = 15. That's a lot of elevator rides.
The suspects said that they're (they are) leaving town today
Occurred is spelled with two "r"s.
The correct sentence is "Officer Jane and I solved the case."
DWI stands for driving while intoxicated. The term is sometimes used interchangeably with DUI (Driving Under the Influence).
The correct sentence is "Yesterday, the sergeants had sensitivity training."
Because searches are allowed by city policy, no further permission is necessary.
The witness said there were two suspects involved.
There were three witnesses to the robbery.
$19,000 + $3,000 + $7,000 + $400 = $29,400
$600 + $100 + $250 + $500 = $1,450.
"Inebriated" means intoxicated or drunk.
The word "lacerated" means cut or torn.
The U.S. Constitution guarantees that people can't be searched for just any reason.
$3,000 worth of barbiturates were stolen.
$600 + $250 + $500 = $1350.
Always call for backup first.
Officer Clarke attends 150 meetings every year. That's fifty weeks, three meetings per week.
Officer Carey visits 200 schools every year.
An officer's first action should be to remove the public from the immediate danger.
The Fifth Amendment gives you the right to remain silent.
The word committed is spelled incorrectly in this sentence.
The victim discovered the robbery when she returned home from work on 9/1/16 at 6 p.m. or later.
The officer should help the man get medical attention but make sure he is accompanied by an officer who can question him later.
GSW is short for gunshot wound.
Although any of the answer selections might be appropriate, we were looking for the word "perp."
Officers must always be able to justify the use of force.