Police Jargon Quiz
Praggy’s “Mock” exam on Police Terminology for would-be law enforcement officers (!) 10 Questions.
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Which police term should be used when referring to uniformed officers?
Officers of the street
How should you describe a person that is “Spending time at Her Majesty’s pleasure”?
Removed from society
You unexpectedly come across a person, or persons, executing an offence; what is the first thing you should say to them?
“’Allo, ‘allo, ‘allo, what’s going on ‘ere then?”
“Sorry to disturb you, but are you a criminal?”
“How exciting, a real naughty person!”
“Is that REAL loot?”
Unable to catch a suspect following a crime, how should you explain to your senior officer why you have not made an arrest?
“I think it was Usain Bolt”
“He had a head start”
“’E ‘ad it away on his toes, guv”
“I didn’t want to get my boots dirty”
What SHOULD be your reply to an attractive, female suspect who states:- “I didn’t think the police round here arrested pretty girls!”?
“True, you’re free to go”
“Any chance of a date?”
“Really? I’d better just check with the Sarge”
“We don’t, now get in the van”
What is the correct term for a female uniformed police officer?
What is the correct police term describing an incident of removing property without the owner’s permission?
A serious offence
What is the standard explanation for a police operation that does not go according to plan?
“It all went pear-shaped, Guv”
“I must have misjudged him”
“Someone must have tipped him the wink”
“Sorry Sir, I had incorrect information”
What is the correct police term to be used when describing a fellow officer who is armed?
My bestest friend
Having established that a person has committed an offence, what should you say whilst grasping the scruff of their neck?
“Please come with me”
“Please report to the Police station at your earliest convenience”
“Y’know, you really have been awfully naughty”
"Right, chummy, that's you banged to rights and no mistake! You're ******* nicked!"
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