Could You Pass a Police Entrance Exam?

Brian Whitney

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

How many drinks do you have a week?

Do you feel sad often?

Why do you want to be a police officer?

Are you good at reading non verbal cues?

Are you an important person?

Do you get along well with your last boss?

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

Did you ever shoplift when you were a kid?

How often do you have nightmares?

How long have you wanted to be a police officer?

Can you handle being made fun of in public?

Is your dad a good man?

How often do you lie?

Do you just feel like smashing things sometimes?

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

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

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

Should people learn to toughen up for their own benefit?

Do you get bored easily?

Do some people have it in for you?

Are you good at self defense?

Are you comfortable around guns?

Are you always aware of your surroundings?

Is your sex life satisfactory?

Are you in good physical shape?

Do you daydream a lot?

Would you put family before your job?

Do you wake up refreshed most mornings?

Do most people that know you like you?

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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. 

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