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Quiz Answers: Can You Get Past the Board?

10) Please tell the panel where you see yourself in this agency in five years.

A) I’ll be in your job, Captain.

Bad Answer: May be a bit threatening to the Captain leading the oral board panel.

B) I don’t plan on being a cop on the street long. As soon as I can, I’m going to be a homicide detective.

Bad Answer: Shows impatience and unrealistic knowledge of how agency works.

C) First off, I want to be the best patrol officer that I can be. I want to learn and earn the respect of the agency and the community. After I’ve gotten settled on that, I want to work on my degree part-time and eventually work on preparing for the supervisory promotion process.

Good Answer: Shows realistic assessment of how to progress in the job. Shows concern for employer and community. Shows good goals.

D) I will be going to law school next year and am just doing the law enforcement job to give me a good background for a criminal defense law practice.

Bad Answer: Shows that the applicant cares only for him or herself. Agency will be concerned about putting time and money into applicant only to have them leave.

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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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    ricric33

    over 3 years ago

    8 Comments

    80-100%...... i had to do one of these to get into an academy near me..... very good test though. Really realistic!

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    kk965

    over 3 years ago

    60 Comments

    Good questions and explanations, but the answers are way too obvious.

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    michael_odom

    over 3 years ago

    8 Comments

    Good quiz. I felt that the questions were fair and insightfull.

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    1ofmany

    over 3 years ago

    10 Comments

    Wow I made a 100 pretty good at test like these...............

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    caspercasper

    over 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    I missed one. answered i have no weaknesses

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    symbolpeace

    almost 4 years ago

    98 Comments

    Good Quiz / problematic if you try to answer truthfully to all the questions, not just what they want to have answered. I understand why they asked them and wanted to answer truthfully to me personnaly, I feel like I failed the test for the oral quiz.

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    tval999

    almost 4 years ago

    136 Comments

    good quiz

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    liljj

    almost 4 years ago

    894 Comments

    very good quiz. I didn't think I would do as good now I hope I do as well for the oral board when I have the chance after college.

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    ramostwin4

    almost 4 years ago

    24 Comments

    This was a good quiz, and now know where I made my mistakes. Besides that I feel that I learned something here.

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    rhood

    almost 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    This was a well thought out quize, good info for an aspiring officer.

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    cop76

    almost 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    Good practice. Now i have an idea of what to expect.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    I did an oral board a few months ago and the questions on here were very similar to what they asked me! Wish I had seen this first!

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    AKangel

    almost 4 years ago

    4974 Comments

    Great stuff thanks!

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    RobDWright

    almost 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    loved it

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