Police Officer Entrance Exam – Practice Test Questions

Below is sample test questions for the police officer entrance exam. Read the  instructions very carefully before selecting your answer. This section of the test will measure your written communication skills. Again, I cannot stress enough how important it is to read the instructions before selecting your answer.

Written Communication Section Explanation

This part of the test consists of written sentences. Some of these sentences are grammatically correct and others are incorrect. You are to read each sentence and decide whether it is correct or incorrect. Then use the answer key below to record your answer on the answer sheet.

Answer Key

A = The sentence is grammatically correct.

B = The sentence is grammatically incorrect.

Hints & Traps to look out for

The kinds of errors that you will find include incomplete sentences, incorrect word usage, and subject/verb disagreements. There are no intentional errors in spelling, punctuation, or capitalization. However, word usage errors that you should be alert to may include the use of the incorrect form of a word that has more than one form or spelling. For example, a sentence may include the word “to” when the word should have been “two”.

Look at the sample sentences below to see some of the kinds of errors that you should be looking for and note how the response to each numbered sentence is marked on the Sample Answer Sheet.

Sample Practice Sentences

1. The accident in the busy intersection required to officers to direct traffic.

2. Is a favorite spot for homeless persons to spend the night.

3. The smaller boys plays in the fenced yard.

4. Shop owners expect officers to handle incidents in the mall.

Correct Answers

  • The first sample sentence is incorrect because it has the word “to” where the word “two” should have been used. Therefore, the letter “B” has been marked on the Sample Answer Sheet for question number 1 to indicate that sentence number 1 is incorrect.
  • The second sample sentence is incorrect because it is an incomplete sentence. It does not tell us what it is that is a favorite spot for homeless persons. Therefore, the letter “B’ has been marked on the Sample Answer Sheet for question number 2 to indicate that sentence number 2 is incorrect.
  • The third sample sentence is incorrect because it has a subject/verb disagreement. The plural subject “boys” should be used with the verb “play”, not the verb “plays”. Therefore, the letter “B” has been marked on the Sample Answer Sheet for question number 3 to indicate that sentence number 3 is incorrect.
  • The fourth sample sentence is correct. Therefore, the letter “A” has been marked on the Sample Answer Sheet for question number 4 to indicate that sentence number 4 is correct.

Important: When you mark your answers on the answer sheet, be sure that the number of the answer space you mark is the same as the number of the question that you are answering. Be sure that you mark only one answer for each question.

The key that you will use to answer these questions will be reproduced on each page so that you will not have to come back to these instructions to use the key.


A = The sentence is grammatically correct.

B = The sentence is grammatically incorrect.

Practice Sentences

1. The problem started when the man in the blue hat through a beer can at a man in the crosswalk.

2. The first officer on the scene found the store clerk on the floor behind the counter.

3. The frightened child runned to the corner store to get help.

4. Since it was a holiday weekend and the traffic was congested.

5. The dead trees that fell during the storm was a serious hazard.

Correct Answers

1. B

2. A

3. B

4. B

5. B

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