FREE Police Officer MCQ Questions and Answers

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Choose the sentence that is written correctly.

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It is a convention in the English language to use the form "Someone and I" when you list several people including yourself. "Someone and I" is the subject of the sentence. You should use the subjective form "I" instead of the objective "me".

Avoid requiring compliance to a general rule or principle.

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Waive - refrain from demanding compliance from a general rule/principle.
“His ban to leave the country was waived due to his family circumstances”.

What is the Miranda warning?

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The Miranda warning informs individuals of their right to remain silent and their right to an attorney when they are in custody and being questioned by law enforcement.

Conduct or speech that incites people to rebel against a state's or monarch's authority.

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Sedition - conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
“His seditious acts were intended to bring down the state authority”.

A formal and clear authority for police to carry out a course of action, such as making an arrest or searching a premises.

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Warrant - formal and explicit approval; an official authorization for police to undertake a course of action, such as an arrest or to search premises.
“A warrant was issued for his arrest. Two days later, he was found and arrested.”

In a department with 200 female cops for every 500 male officers, what is the male-to-female officer ratio?

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5:2 = a ratio of 5 male officers for every 2 female police officers.
When we have 500:200, we can cross the zeros out and reduce the ratio to its simplest form.

What is the primary duty of a police officer?

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The primary duty of a police officer is to maintain public safety, uphold the law, and ensure order within the community.

The status of being a homeless person.

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Vagrancy – the state of living as a homeless person.
A homeless person who moves from place to place is known as a vagrant.

What does "Criminal Intent" refer to?

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A guilty mindset or purposeful action to commit a crime Explanation: Criminal intent refers to the mental state or mindset of a person when they engage in actions that are considered criminal.

Which agency is responsible for enforcing federal laws in the United States?

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The FBI is the principal federal investigative agency responsible for enforcing federal laws and conducting national security investigations.

Because he is an elected official, the City Controller refuses to allow the search. Which of the following statements best expresses his position in another way?

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The city policy applies to city employees. The City Controller tries to establish that his desk is not covered by the city policy because he's an elected official, or, in other words, not a city employee.

Which of the following is an example of a misdemeanor?

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Public intoxication is often considered a misdemeanor, which is a less serious offense compared to felonies or more severe crimes.

What does the acronym "DUI" stand for?

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DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence, typically referring to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Officer Kent rode his patrol motorcycle 1320 miles over the course of ten days. How many miles did he average on the other days if he traveled 105 miles one day?

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Which amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures?

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The 4th Amendment protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement without a valid warrant or probable cause.

Bribe or otherwise persuade (someone) to do something illegal, such as perjury.

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Suborn - bribe or otherwise induce (someone) to commit an unlawful act such as perjury.
"He was accused of conspiring to suborn witnesses".

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