FREE Police Officer Questions and Answers


What is 20% of half of two-quarters of a squad of 200 cops?

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First, work backwards!
“Two-quarters” is the same as one-half, and one-half of 200 is 100.
Now, “half of” 100 is 50.
And “20% (or one-fifth) of” 50, is 10.

A bank in Canada was robbed of a quarter million dollars. Officers claimed that 70% of the money was recovered. What was the total amount of money that was not recovered?

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First, we must find how much cash was recovered – 70 percent.

70 percent of $250,000 = $175,000.

$250,000 - $175,000 = $75,000

Therefore, $75,000 – or 30% of the total – was not recovered by police.

Complete the following equation: 18 - 3 + (- 5) =

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18 - 3 + (- 5)
18 -3 - 5
18 - 8 = 10

Having to do with the cheek, as in the requirement for a swab.

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Buccal – relating to the cheek.
“A buccal swab was taken and sent to the laboratory for further investigation.”

What exactly does the term "inimitable " imply?

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Something that is inimitable cannot be copied; it is unique. A personality can be described as inimitable if that person is unique and/or charismatic.

Officer Aljem's prior year's pay was $59,800. In 2020, he received a 10% raise in wages. In 2020, how much did Officer Aljem earn?

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First, we must know how much the increase is going to be.
10% of $59,800 = $5,980
We must add this to $59,800 = $65,780

In 0.72 liters, how many milliliters of morphine can be found?

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There are 1,000mL in 1 liter, therefore 0.72L = 720mL. Remember the rule: given there are 3 zero's in 1,000mL, we need to move the decimal place three places to the right. Therefore: 0.72 -- 7.2 -- 72.0 -- 720.0 -- or simply 720mL.

Indigenous people made up half of one-quarter of one-fifth of the 864,400 police officers. How many of the policemen have an  indigenous background?

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Always start at the beginning, and work forward.

One-half of 864,400 = 432,200
One-quarter of 432,200 = 108,050
One-fifth of 108,050 = 21,610

21,610 officers came from an indigenous background.

Twelve males were engauged in a physical altercation. A complainant who lived close alerted police to the riot. After learning that one of the individuals may be in possess of  knife, the police reaction was expedited. Which of the following words is misspelled?

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The correct spelling of the word is “engaged”.
All other listed words – complainant, expedited, and possess – are spelled correctly.

Which term in the following statement has the opposite meaning as the underlined word?
When providing her statement to the police officer, the woman appeared to be inebriated.

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A 30 percent of the Illinois police force works six days a week for an average of 68 hours. How many hours a day do employees work on average?

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Staff work 68 hours per week or 11.3 hours per day (68 hours / 6 days).

Jazel visits her bank to make a withdrawal from her account. She has $527.41 in her account. She takes out $250.00. What is her account balance after the withdrawal?

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$527.41 - $250 = $277.41

Joey takes the elevator to the 10th floor from the ground floor. Joey then goes down two stories and moves up eight. What floor is Joey on?

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10 - 2 + 8 = 16

An official accusation of wrongdoing has been made.

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Indictment – an accusation of wrongdoing; a formal charge for a serious crime.
“He was indicted on charges of manslaughter”.

"The shooting occured  early at 3:27 morning on Monday." Which word is misspelled?

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The correct spelling is "occurred", which means to have happened or have taken place.

Confirm or show your support for (a statement, theory, or finding).

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Corroborate - confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding).
“Max corroborated and supplied evidence to support the defendant’s claim that he stayed at home that night”.

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