The Test: Would You Be a Good Cop?
Law enforcement is less glamorous and more tedious than television writers have led you to believe. If you have a burning desire to protect and serve your fellow man (and woman), you may have what it takes to wear the gold badge.
PoliceOne columnist Dr. Dorothy McCoy evaluates prospective law enforcement officers using psychological, personality and IQ testing instruments. She attempts to select candidates who will adhere to the Police Ethical Standards, of which this is one paragraph:
"As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidations, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice."
Law enforcement standards are exceptionally high, as they should be.
The force also looks for candidates who are friendly, caring, intelligent, polite, assertive and emotionally and psychologically stable. Do you have the characteristics necessary to become a successful police officer?
Take the Law Enforcement personzility quiz below to find out...
Would You Be A Good Cop?
Here's how it works. Simply answer each of the following 21 questions to find
out your "Cop Personality Score".
The following schools offer law enforcementdegrees which can help you gain the skills to become a Police Officer: