Police Exam Questions
If you want to become a police officer, you’ll need to pass the police entrance exam. Before you can advance to the polygraph test or the physiological evaluation test, you’ll have to get a satisfactory score on the police written exam.
The goal of the police officer exam is to measure a potential recruit’s judgment and reasoning capabilities, as well as their ability to follow standard operational procedures.
That being said, I’ve included a practice test question you might want to look over. When reading the questions below, please carefully review the question before selecting your answer.
Police Exam Practice Question#1
1. Officer Rodgers was traveling south on Washington St., when he was radioed to a domestic violence incident involving a male and female at 345 Cornell St. While en route to the call, dispatch informed Rodgers that two other officers were already at the scene engaged in a fight with the male half.
Officer Rodgers later arrive at the scene and rushed to assist the two other officers when he was approached by an angry female. Without any warning the female takes a swipe at him with a broken bottle. Rodgers tell her to drop the bottle but she refuses and continues to advance towards him.
If you were Officer Rodgers at the scene what would be your next course of action since the female has displayed a lack of cooperation?
A. Unholster your weapon, and discharge your fireman shooting the female center mass
B. Ignore her advancement towards you and assist the two other officers at the scene
C. Grab your departmental approved non-lethal weapon like a taser, or baton and use it on the female until she drops the bottle.
D. Run the opposite direction and wait for more backup to arrive.
The correct answer to this particular scenario question is C. You should retrieve your departmental approved non-lethal weapon to control the suspect. Since she failed to cooperate with your verbal instructions, you are allowed to use reasonable force to control the situation. Your course of action should not change just because the aggressor is a female.