News Quiz: 8 NYPD Police Officer Exam preparation questions March 15, 2015 9:10 AM NEWSDAY.COM 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. Print Share fbShare Tweet Email 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? 237AJX 231AJX 281AJX 231AIX 2 An officer captures a bank robber. To show appreciation, the manager gives the officer $100.00. The officer accepts. The action is Proper, because the money was given for performance of a brave act. Improper, because the capture of the bank robber was not a meritorious act deserving of a reward. Proper, because the money was given as a substitute for Departmental recognition. Improper, because a police officer is not allowed to accept a reward from a bank for performance of his duties. 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? A one-lane country road. A road with several sharp turns. A road with two filled-in potholes. A road with a broken water main. 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? A crowded disco. A crowded subway station. A building where gas is leaking. A parking lot where a minor traffic accident has occured. 5 A police officer may be called upon to help settle disputes. Which one of the following situations should the officer help settle? Two men talking about sports outside a bar. A shopkeeper arguing with a customer over an unpaid bill. Four teenagers discussing fashion with a shopkeeper. A man and a woman running for political office having a debate. 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? 4 5 36 6 7 For which of the following should an officer place a barricade on the roadway? A 4-lane road with no emergency phone. A narrow 2-lane road with an obstruction in the middle. A road recently repaved. A road covered with dry leaves. 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? $1,040 $1,000 $392 $932 Submit Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.