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Quiz Answers: Can You Get Past the Board?

3) What do know about our agency?

A) Not much. I figured I’d learn all that after I got hired and you guys are paying me

Bad Answer: Applicant didn’t bother to take time to research agency. Will not go above and beyond the minimum that he is paid to do.

B) My Mom told me that you were a good place to work and that the benefits were good

Bad Answer: Applicant relied on Mom for his research and decision. Focused on benefits and not the heart of the career choice.

C) In addition to information I got from the ride-along and talking with officers, I read the departmental website and looked online at old newspaper articles. I found that the department has a good reputation and is pro-training. I also saw that Chief Jones has been in his post for some time and so has much of the command staff signifying stability and low turnover.

Good Answer: Applicant took several steps to research the agency. He knew much about the organization, as well as the chief’s name and service. Applicant also processed and thought about what the information he discovered meant to him and the characteristics that they share.

D) Well, I looked into you guys and found that I like your uniforms and your cars. They are really professional in appearance.

Bad Answer: While the comment about professional appearance was good, the tenor of the answer implied only a surface orientation. The applicant had a rookie’s view of the symbols of authority.

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    ZZZzzz

    about 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

    about 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

    about 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

    about 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

    about 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

    about 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

    about 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

    about 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

    about 3 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

    about 3 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

    about 3 years ago

    8 Comments

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

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    good quiz. thought it was very helpful.

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    maninblue2

    about 3 years ago

    6 Comments

    Thanks for tips...

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    LEOSTUDENT

    over 3 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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    guarddog45

    over 3 years ago

    218 Comments

    Coming in at the 80% - 100% so not too bad. The test is a good warm-up for the real deal. I tend to use these quizzes to prepare me for Security job interviews since many of their scenarios tend to run along the same lines. Some of the answers though I would have combined actions with, like the store & apple, hey...put it back or pay for it...why wasn't that included? Some of these answers do not address the political correctness that we would learn from our depts. I hardly think anyone would realistically do a number of these straight no bendable answers given for us to choose from, without thinking of the ramifications of those actions. In the real world, the police chief's wife would def. be something I would want my superior to be backing me up on, but what about when your superior isn't available to show up...you would do whatever your dept. policy said you should do, you'd call for backup anyway/female officer if you were a male to transport right?
    I guess you shouldn't over think the Q's, but use your common sense. I do agree that some of our weaknesses in the regular job fields are just that, but in LE they could be plusses. When I first got into the Security field, I thought for sure that I had hung myself when some of these Q's came up, but later found that what I thought was a sure noose around my neck, ended up being what Security was looking for. Everyone has weaknesses & strengths...its why working well with the public and each other can either mesh well or be a disaster. The idea of the board is to potentially not hire a "problem" person in the beginning if possible. Would like to see more PL quizzes like this one.

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