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Quiz: 8 NYPD Police Officer Exam preparation questions

Newly sworn NYPD officers stand at attention just

Newly sworn NYPD officers stand at attention just before they graduate from the New York City Police Academy during a ceremony at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 27, 2013.

One of the steps to becoming a New York Police Department officer is to take the Police Officer Exam, which quizzes potential candidates on what to do in certain situations.

See how your answers stack up against some of the types of questions that officers on the beat have to deal with every day.

Note: Some questions have been edited for space.

1

Four witnesses give different accounts of the license plate of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident. Which one of the following is most likely to be correct?

2

An officer captures a bank robber. To show appreciation, the manager gives the officer $100.00. The officer accepts. The action is

3

An officer may place barricades or cones on a roadway to warn motorists of road hazards. For which one of the following should an officer place a barricade on the roadway?

4

A police officer may have to evacuate people from a dangerous area. From which one of the following areas should a police officer evacuate people?

5

A police officer may be called upon to help settle disputes. Which one of the following situations should the officer help settle?

6

P.O. Ryan has been told to distribute 36 radios equally among 6 different squads. How many radios are to be assigned to each squad?

7

For which of the following should an officer place a barricade on the roadway?

8

A shoplifter had 3 sweaters valued at $275, 2 pants valued at $73, a tie valued at $19 and 2 shirts valued at $25. What is the value of the property?