Law Enforcement Practice Test

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According to a recent report, car thefts are focused primarily in border ____, where thieves can rapidly ship stolen vehicles outside of the United States.

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Explanation:
Officers must have basic grammatical skills in order to appropriately summarize data findings, according to the POST. "Cities," which is the plural form of "city," is the correct answer.

There are a few steps to follow while making a decision:
A) Make sure you have all of the necessary information.
B) Identify the issue.
C) Examine the data.
These steps should be followed in the correct order:

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Explanation:
Determine why the decision needs to be taken first (define the problem). Then, figure out what's going on with the situation (secure the pertinent information). The facts can then be evaluated in order to come up with a solution (analyze the facts). As a result, the right sequence is B, A, C.

In a 35-mile-per-hour zone, a vehicle was traveling at 65 miles per hour.Speeders shall be fined $10 for every mile per hour they exceed the speed limit. How much should the driver be fined?

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Explanation:
Because 65 minus 35 = 30, the driver was not exceeding the speed limit by 30 mph. As a result, you must fine the motorist $300, which is 30 times 810.

When should an investigator or officer use his or her own judgement?

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Explanation:
When an organization's rules and policies exist, they should always be followed. If the rules do not apply to a particular scenario, an employee should use his or her own judgement to deal with it ONLY if immediate action is required and there is no time or opportunity to speak with a supervisor or other authority on how to continue.

Identify the incorrectly spelled word: The persistant stalker was served with numerous restraining orders by the victim.

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Explanation:
The POST guarantees that officers have the fundamental spelling abilities required to write correct police reports. "Persistent" should be spelled "persistent" in this sentence.

Which of the following statements best defines the best strategy to gain public cooperation?

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Explanation:
A helpful and interested attitude is the most successful technique to deliver proper service to the public while winning their cooperation, among the options listed.

David goes to the bank to get some money out of his account. He withdraws $244 from his account, which has $987 in it. How much money does he have left in his account?

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Explanation:
Occasionally, police officers must perform rapid calculations in order to analyze a person's financial condition, particularly in cases involving drug money or money laundering. In this case, David has $743 left in his account after subtracting 987 from 244.

Which of these decimal fractions does the fraction 3/8 equal?

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Explanation:
To find this answer, divide three by eight. 3 ÷ 8 = .375

The police officers stated that ____ still on the lookout for the suspect.

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Explanation:
In order to write successful briefs, police officers must have a basic understanding of grammar. The correct answer in this statement is "they're," which is a contraction for "they are." As a result, "police officers confirmed that the individual is still being searched."

What time would it be in New York if a clock in San Francisco was one hour behind the time and showed 4 o'clock if New York time is three hours ahead of San Francisco time?

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Explanation:
The actual time in San Francisco is 5:00 if a clock in the city reads 4:00 and is one hour behind (slow). As a result, it would be 8:00 in New York, which is three hours ahead of us.

Identify the misspelled word in this sentence: "The robbery occured at 6:43 p.m. on Friday."

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Explanation:
Law enforcement personnel must be able to spell correctly, which is why many organizations require applicants to have completed some college curriculum. Candidates having bachelor's degrees are frequently given preference. The word happened should be spelled "occurred" in this phrase.

Select the sentence that best exemplifies proper English usage.

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Explanation:
The pronouns them, her, and him are used incorrectly in choices A, B, and D. Therefore, Choice C is the best answer.

Choose a statement that uses proper grammar:

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Explanation:
Officers are required to make detailed reports on a variety of occurrences. They must be grammatically correct because they will be utilized in court. "Officer Brown and I arrived at the scene of the crime at 3 p.m." is good grammar in this phrase.

Choose the sentence that best exemplifies proper English usage.

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Explanation:
The term "bad" is wrongly used in Choice A.The term "which" is wrongly used in Choice C. The word "himself" is wrongly used in Choice D. Option B is the best option.

"According to the victim, the offender ____ him on purpose." Complete the sentence:

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Explanation:
For law enforcement organizations, even slight misspellings can be unpleasant and viewed as unprofessional, which is why the POST strives to assess a candidate's skill in this area. The correct spelling is "deceived" in this sentence.

"According to the police report, the assailant lacerated the victim." In this sentence, what does lacerated mean?

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Explanation:
To maintain 100 percent accuracy in police reports, law enforcement officers must utilize precise terminology. Laceration here refers to a deep cut into the skin.

Which of the following words is misspelled?

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Explanation:
The word “bussiness” should be spelled “business”

Officers spoke with three ____ to the crime. Fill in the blanks with the following:

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Explanation:
The correct answer in this sentence is "witnesses," which is the plural of "witness." There is no need for an apostrophe because witness is not possessive in this situation.

If three employees can do a job in six days, how long will it take six employees to finish the same job?

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Explanation:
To begin, divide the greater number of employees by the smaller number to determine the difference in manpower. 6 ÷ 3 = 2, which is twice as many. In half the time, twice as many personnel will complete the work. Multiply 6 days by ½ . 6 x ½ = 3 As a result, the time required to complete the work is 3 days.

The officer uses the 11th floor elevator. She then descends three stories before ascending seven. Which floor is she currently on?

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Explanation:
Before the POST, it's a good idea to brush up on your basic arithmetic problem-solving skills. The right answer in this case is 15, because 11 minus 3 is 8, and 8 plus 7 equals 15.

Officer Smith speaks about drug prevention in public schools. She spends 50 weeks of the year visiting four schools. How many schools does she go to each year?

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Explanation:
Officer Smith attends 200 public schools each year since 4 times 50 equals 200. Hoping she makes an impression.

A judge detains a criminal suspect and sets bail at $900,000. In order to issue the bond, the bond agent will ask for a 15% deposit. What is the amount that the suspect is supposed to pay?

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Explanation:
The suspect must pay $135,000 to the bail agent to obtain the bail bond because 15% of $900,000 is $135,000. By multiplying $900,000 by.15, you can get 15% of the total.

Officer Martinez drove her patrol car 390 miles in a five-day work week. How many miles per day did she drive on average from Monday to Friday if she drove 50 miles on Monday?

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Explanation:
Officer Martinez must have travelled 340 miles from Tuesday to Thursday if she drove 50 miles on Monday. She averages 85 miles each day for the rest of the week when you split 340 by four days.

For their break, the officers go to the cafe! Officer Jackson purchases three dozen donut boxes for $13 apiece and three jugs of cold brew for $7.50 each for the rest of the team while they're there. Officer Jackson spent how much money?

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Explanation:
Police officers and donuts go together like peanut butter and jelly, as everyone knows. In this situation, $5.50 times three jugs of cold brew = $22.50, and 513 times three boxes of donuts equals 539. As a result, $539 plus $22.50 equals $61.50.

The squad car of Officer Brown breaks down 9.7 miles from the station. How long will it take him to go back to the unit if he walks at a rate of 4.96 miles per hour?

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Explanation:
Officer Brown will need roughly two hours to walk back at that speed since 9.7 divided by 4.96 equals 1.955. It's preferable to rely on the radio for assistance.

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