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 Welcome to the Police Recruiter Blog

 This Blog was created to help police candidates understand the test process and help them improve their test scores. Each link found on the right side of this page will lead you to a webpage that contains a very important police exam tip. Just one of the tips could make the difference between passing or failing your police test.

Now that you are preparing to apply for a police officer position, it is important to know what to expect on the written exam. In truth, nearly a third of the people who take the police exam will pass. Many of the applicants assume that the exam is easy, and choose to spend their preparation time on other pursuits. Those who do so, don’t fair as well as they might have hoped. Brushing up on your interview and essay writing skills is necessary, and knowing how to recover from the answers you don’t know is a must. 

THINK LIKE a COP!

We intend to make this Blog interactive. Here you can find out if you THINK LIKE a COP. Several times a week we will post Police Situational/Judgment Questions. In the comment section you can give your answer/comment/opinion. Dan and I will also give our answers and opinions. Let me just say this: there will be no perfect answers. Some of the questions will have more than one correct answer. The idea is to improve your decision making process. A very important skill in police work. When a police officer makes a decision, in many cases he or she will have to justify it. Either to a supervisor, a DA or in court.   

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Q. Your patrol supervisor has demanded changes be made in your unit.  These changes do not improve performance and everyone is unhappy.  

Of the following, the BEST course of action for you to take is to?
 
(A) Get together with some other unhappy patrol officers and complain to the patrol supervisor. 
(B) Write up a different plan and present it to the patrol supervisor. 
(C) Give the changes time to work and keep a good attitude. 
(D) Let it go.  

 

Q. You are a patrol officer on foot patrol when you notice a local food store that has a fire code violation.  

Of the following, the BEST course of action for yo u to take in this situation is to?
 
(A) Inform the store owner of the fire violation and tell him that he needs to have it fixed. 
(B) Report the violation to your patrol supervisor. 
(C) Report the violation to the local fire safety inspector that covers that area.  
(D) Place the store owner under arrest for the violation.   
 
Question : 

You are a court officer on patrol in the area of the court house when you get called to the scene of a fight in front of the court house. When you arrive on scene you notice a man down on the side of the road bleeding while another male is standing over him. You immediately call for an ambulance for the man who is lying on the side of the road. The ambulance arrives and takes the male to the hospital. You interview other man. He tells you that the other male pulled a knife out and tried to rob him. He then beat the man to the ground, and took the knife out of his hands. The man then tells you that after taking the knife away from the man, he continued to hit him to make sure that he would not get up to attack him, what is the best course of action for you to take?  

a.      Take the statement down and thank the man.    

b.      Detain the man pending further investigation.   

c.      Yell at the man for hurting the other man. 

d.      None of the above.

 

 Question:

You are a police officer who is patrolling in a downtown area late at night when you see car go through a red light. You flash your lights and attempt to pull it over. The car takes off at a high rate of speed and refuses to stop. What is the best course of action for you to take?

A. Ignore the situation and continue to patrol.

B. Radio for back up give a description of the car and where it is going, turn your lights and siren on and go after the car.

C. Radio the cars description and where it is heading for units in the area. Do not give chase to the car, try to follow the direction the car fled. 

D. None of the above.  

Feel free to give your answer in comment area.

We will give our answer within a few days.

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May 20, 2009 - Posted by | Law Enforcement, Law Enforcement Exam, Uncategorized

7 Comments »

  1. more questions will appear soon! Please fill free to add the comment what you think the answer is and me and Don will post what we think at the end of the week.

    Comment by Dan | May 21, 2009 | Reply

  2. Here’s the answer to the above posted question:
    Q. You are a police officer patrolling in a downtown area late at night when you see a car go through a red light. You flash your lights and attempt to pull it over. The car takes off at a high rate of speed and refuses to stop. What is the best course of action for you to take?

    a.Ignore the situation and continue to patrol.
    *b.Radio for back up, give a description of the car and where it is going, turn your lights and siren on and go after the car.
    c.Radio the cars description and where it is heading for units in the area request k9 and aerial support. Do not give chase to the car, try to follow the direction the car fled.
    d.None of the above.

    ANSWER:

    Give chase. Although some departments would prefer answer C. But I still believe like many departments that many times when somebody runs from the police they have done something worse than what they were initially being stopped for and if the general public knows about a no chase policy it may lead to more criminals fleeing the police.

    Comment by badge930 | May 24, 2009 | Reply

  3. Here’s the answer to Question 2 :

    You are a court officer on patrol in the area of the court house when you get called to the scene of a fight in front of the court house. When you arrive on scene you notice a man down on the side of the road bleeding while another male is standing over him. You immediately call for an ambulance for the man who is lying on the side of the road. The ambulance arrives and takes the male to the hospital. You interview other man. He tells you that the other male pulled a knife out and tried to rob him. He then beat the man to the ground, and took the knife out of his hands. The man then tells you that after taking the knife away from the man, he continued to hit him to make sure that he would not get up to attack him, what is the best course of action for you to take?

    a. Take the statement down and thank the man.

    *b. Detain the man pending further investigation.

    c. Yell at the man for hurting the other man.

    d. None of the above.

    Answer:

    Detain the man. Maybe it wasn’t a robbery. Maybe it was just a beat down. If it was a robbery then you would need to know why the man continued to hit the suspect. Was the suspect still fighting? Did he fear for his life?

    Do you have a right to detain the man? Absolutely. At least, until you can determine he wasn’t the one that committed the crime.

    Comment by badge930 | June 4, 2009 | Reply

  4. Hi,

    Nice post. Nevertheless, the competition for everyone who wants to be a police officer is very high today. This is because of the security of the job: a competitive salary and benefits that the job provides despite the global financial crisis. There is no standard wage for the job because the pay varies depending on what force you belong to.

    Comment by becomeapoliceofficer | October 7, 2009 | Reply

  5. I am just stopping by to say that I have enjoyed the information about police officers on your website and it’s nice to read stuff that is well written. My brother and I recently made a probation officer site ourselves that teaches people, who are serious about becoming probation officers, how to go about doing so, and I am looking to get it some exposure [our new site is http://www.probationofficerinfo.com I don’t know if it would be suitable for you to place a link to our site on yours, but we would be happy to do the same for you and help each other out. Let me know if this seems like something you would be interested in doing and keep up the good work on your site. Thanks!

    Comment by Thomas | March 6, 2012 | Reply

  6. Hello. I just received a letter from the police department I applied for stating I made it on the eligibility list. My test score was a 81.44% and my oral interview was a 86%. I placed 166 out of 328 applicants. My question is do you think my rank will be good enough to move on to the next stage. Also how long does it usually take for you to find out if you will move on or not? Thanks.

    Comment by Jones | February 19, 2016 | Reply

    • Those are decent scores. If you are on the eligibility list then you made the cut. Is your rank good enough? That will depend on several factors including the size of the department, how many positions they need to fill and how long the eligibility list will last.

      Comment by badge930 | February 19, 2016 | Reply


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