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Quiz Answers: Can You Get Past the Board?

1) Thank you for joining us here today. Please take a moment and tell the panel about yourself.

A) Thank you, Captain. I was born in a small town in August of 1986. I went to elementary school in Small Town and high school in Bigger City. I was a cub scout, boy scout, and went to church every Sunday.

Bad Answer: Too much irrelevant detail. Doesn’t give enough answers in the areas that the panel cares about.

B) Thanks, guys. I’m from this town and I’ve always wanted to be a cop. I can shoot real good too.

Bad Answer: Doesn’t explain why being from the town helps the applicant to be a good police officer (i.e.: knowledge of the streets, knows the community, etc.). Everybody says they always wanted to be a police officer. Avoid using the term “cop” as it is not considered a professional term by some panel members. Again, not enough pertinent detail.


C) Thank you, Captain. I’d like to take a moment to thank the members of the board for taking the time to do these interviews. I recently graduated from Great State College with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice after serving a tour in Iraq with the U. S. Army. I am proud to be following a tradition of service in my family as it has many law enforcement and military people in it. I have always been a leader, from being the captain of my lacrosse team to leading the Students Against Drunk Driving chapter at my high school. When my best friend was killed by a drunk driver, it only deepened my resolve to become an officer with this agency so I can be a part of the solution.

Good Answer: Used proper title of questioner. Shows understanding of courtesy, respect and protocol. Illustrated relevant college and military background. Also showed knowledge with family background (without looking like using connections), as well as leadership in high school and team concepts.

D) Thank you. I am a local high school graduate and it’s been my dream to be a deputy sheriff for the police department.

Bad Answer: All the applicants are high school graduates. This does not make the applicant stand out from the crowd. All say that it’s their dream. Also, deputy sheriffs work for Sheriff’s Offices; police officers work for Police Departments. Shows lack of basic understanding of how law enforcement is titled and functions.

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    Beth_Richardson

    over 3 years ago

    60 Comments

    Cool. This is a good test.

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    ZZZzzz

    over 3 years ago

    128 Comments

    Good Stuff right out of the interviews, do this and you will do much better

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    kc0nvi

    over 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    This is how it goes, and the questions, although somewhat varied, are the ones that have been posed to myself. The quiz is outstanding, and the key is common sense. Don't try to fake your way past this, be who you are, and be honest to yourself. The panel already knows about you, you took many tests before getting to this point. Retaking this quiz is not the key to passing the panel, the first time is true. Good Luck! Stay Safe.

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    mamasmonster

    over 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    This is so exciting! I only scored an 80.So I think I'll try again until I'm a 100%. Thank You.

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    Shanezam203

    over 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    Very good test. I believe i scored 9 out of 10. I got the apple one wrong. :-)

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    Aaron_Abreu

    over 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    Great test. This really helps me to expect what I'm going to be asked and now I will prepare for the real Q & A and hopefully I will peruse my most wanted career of being a police officer in New York City A.K.A. The Big Apple.

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    Covertoperations99

    over 3 years ago

    108 Comments

    Great quiz! I was happy that I did so well on the quiz! The questions were very thorough.

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    suprtrkr

    over 3 years ago

    672 Comments

    I like how he explains what the bad answers mean when said like that. Might not be the exact way you might say but it will lead you in the right direction for answering

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    CL2K10

    over 3 years ago

    62 Comments

    Not a bad quiz, though some of the responses were a little off the wall.

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    Chili_Mac141

    almost 4 years ago

    10 Comments

    very good quiz as well,I did ok and passed and now knowing the correct way of how to answer them ,missed some questions..not bad,but not good either..I understand the reasoning and now I have a better idea of what's to be asked..good thought for the brain..

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    boldty653

    almost 4 years ago

    46 Comments

    Good quiz- spot on with all the questions.... it felt like I was sitting in front of the panel. . The questions were exactly what they usually are. Same every time. . . It almost feels as thought it becomes scripted after a while. However, with the remarks at the end of the quiz-relating to why the answers were good/bad- this portion was most helpful to gain insight as to why they questions were asked and provided me with some good ideas on how to answer a bit cleaner.

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    DanaHutt

    almost 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    This was really interesting, I can really see how the board would ask such questions.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    good quiz. thought it was very helpful.

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    maninblue2

    almost 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    Thanks for tips...

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    LEOSTUDENT

    almost 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    Thanks for the quiz. Now I have a few more tools in my toolbox for the hiring process.

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