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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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    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

    over 3 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

    over 3 years ago

    136 Comments

    good quiz

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    liljj

    over 3 years ago

    892 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

    over 3 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

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

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

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    cop76

    over 3 years ago

    6 Comments

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

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    Anonymous

    over 3 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

    over 3 years ago

    4950 Comments

    Great stuff thanks!

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    RobDWright

    over 3 years ago

    6 Comments

    loved it

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    beauinlieuof

    over 3 years ago

    88 Comments

    I shows that If I want to be a police officer I am going to have to be on my game all the time. I don't have to be perfect no one is but we can be more prepared to avoid those mistakes when they do come up. Even though self confidence is not one of my strong suits, working with people who have the ability to bring out the best in me will make me a stronger more confident person.

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