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July 26th, 2019 police written exam practice test

About the Exam

Below, we’ve put together a sample police written exam practice test. For many, the exam is one of the most daunting parts of police training. That said, with enough preparation, there is no reason why you can’t ace this part of the test.

The number of questions on the police written exam varies. However, most exams in the country have 75 questions. The passing score is usually 75% or higher, meaning you need to score at least 57 questions correctly.  There is a limited time to answer each subsection of the test, magnifying the pressure.

That’s a tough ask.

It’s no surprise, then, why candidates fear this part of the exam.

Here is a list of the following topics examined on the police written exam:

  • Math questions – addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
  • Inductive / deductive reasoning – working out problems
  • Grammar – a thorough knowledge of the basics of grammar
  • Spelling – you must know the spelling of the most used police words
  • Vocabulary – the entire exam tests your knowledge of police vocabulary
  • Cloze test questions – a blank space you’re asked to accurately fill in

In this sense, the police written test examines your knowledge of math, language and reading comprehension – all of which are used extensively in law enforcement.

Use this relevance as your motivation. After all, candidates are in competition with each other for a limited number of places. It’s not enough to “do well”, you must do better than the competition. Otherwise, you will not join the police academy.

Police Written Exam Practice Test

Below, you can practice our police written test questions and see how you perform. Often, what you get wrong is more important than what you get right. It gives you the opportunity to learn and remedy what you do not know – improving your knowledge and performance on exam day.

There are 15 questions on the test. We have set a pass mark at 80%, which is 5% above the standard pass mark of 75%. We encourage you to attempt each question and if you have selected an incorrect answer, to read and commit to memory where you went wrong. After all, that’s how you improve day-to-day to ensure you pass the exam first-time, every time.

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Welcome to your Police Written Exam Quiz

The delinquent committed a misdemeanor to excede the speed limit, leading to the deaths of 2 people. She was arrested at the crime scene. Which of these words is spelled incorrectly?

A police officer stopped a van to investigate what it was carrying. On inspection, it was carrying 4 parcels of drug – each of which weighed 2.4 kilos. A further 2 containers of the same drug were hidden in the back, each weighing 4,200 grams. If the cost per kilo of drug is $800 per 400 grams, what value of drug was the driver carrying in his van?

The _____________ determined that there was enough evidence to warrant an arrest.

A subpoena was issued to compel the attendance of an important witness. The defendent was then arraigned in court. Which of the following words is spelled incorrectly?

Officer Brenton and _____ traveled to the county sheriff’s department.

The wall was a hindrance. Regardless, officers ascended the wall and found the suspect and apprehended him. He had a laceration to his right temple but was still able to undergo a rigorous interogation. Which of the following words is spelled incorrectly?

A person who gains sexual pleasure from watching others when they are naked or engaged in sexual activity.

An injury in which the skin is not broken.

The alibi could not be trusted on several fronts. He aggravated the situation at a time where he claims not to have been involved. An ambulence was called, and the medical team do not corroborate his claims either. Though an affidavit was signed, there is enough evidence to suggest that the alibi was himself involved. Which of the following words is spelled incorrectly?

A published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation.

If 30 percent of the police department workforce is 27,000 staff, how many staff work at the police department?

The average salary of a police officer in Arizona is $52,674, which is 11 percent more than the national average. What is the national average?

The offense of willfully telling an untruth or making a misrepresentation under oath.

The sheriff had little difficulty _____________ house.

It was challenging to find the burglar. Eventually though, Officer Simmons saw what appeared to be a silhouette. The culprit was wanted for crimes of theft, as well as for being part of a wider network that developed counterfit notes. Which of the following words is spelled incorrectly?


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