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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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  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    good test

  • Heroes_never_die_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Cool. This is a good test.

  • Caronstar_20_2__max50


    about 4 years ago


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

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    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.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago


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

  • Img00039-20110303-1450_max50


    over 4 years ago


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

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago


    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.

  • 001_1_max50


    over 4 years ago


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

  • P1010058_max50


    over 4 years ago


    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

  • Av-109_max50


    over 4 years ago


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

  • Pics_of_2nd_plt


    over 4 years ago


    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..

  • Ppd653_max600_max50


    over 4 years ago


    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.

  • Danapic1_max50


    over 4 years ago


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

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago

    good quiz. thought it was very helpful.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago


    Thanks for tips...

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