Would You Be a Good Police Officer?

Mark Lichtenstein

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About This Quiz

Being a police officer is one of the hardest jobs there is. You have to be in good shape, both mentally and physically, you have to be prepared to spend hours doing nothing at all and then burst into action at a moment's notice. Not only that, but the hours are horrible, your life is often in danger and you are constantly put into really difficult situations with some pretty unsavory people. 

The point is, being a police officer is hard. There are not a whole lot of people who can do the job at all, let alone well, you have to be a really special kind of person to be able to be a police officer. Do you have what it takes? If you don't, it doesn't make you a bad person, there are all sort of things that you have to be able to handle and do as a police officer that a lot of people wouldn't want to do in a million years, But if you do have what it takes to be an officer of the law, sworn to protect the lives, property and freedom of American citizens, then it is something to be proud of. Would you be a good police officer? Take this quiz to find out.

Do you trust the police?

Do you trust the public?

Do you trust lawyers?

When does a criminal let their guard down?

What task would you look forward to doing day to day?

Do you mind taking the stand?

How kind are you?

How is your empathy?

How silver-tongued are you?

Could you make it as a counselor?

How well do you know criminal procedure?

How good are you at seeing patterns?

How good are you at reading people you've never met before?

How diligent are you at making preparations for your job?

Do you mind if your colleagues do not like you?

How much do you crave glory?

Do you want to save the day every day or just sometimes?

How much does your salary matter to you?

How corruptible are you?

How are your knees?

How likely are you to notice when something is wrong?

How good are you at understanding science?

How good a shot are you?

How willing are you to wade into something truly awful?

How much time do you want to spend working outside the office?

How much do you want to work with regular people?

How important is it to you that you be the difference maker?

How important is the "justice" part of your job?

Do you feel comfortable slapping cuffs on someone?

Are you willing to put your life on the line to save someone else?

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