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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?

  • Police Officers
  • Woodentops
  • Officers of the street
  • Public Interface

Question 2 Photo

How should you describe a person that is “Spending time at Her Majesty’s pleasure”?

  • Removed from society
  • On holiday
  • Unavoidable detained
  • Banged up

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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?”

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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”

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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”

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What is the correct term for a female uniformed police officer?

  • Darling
  • A Plonk
  • Sweetlips
  • Phwoar!

Question 7 Photo

What is the correct police term describing an incident of removing property without the owner’s permission?

  • Misadventure
  • A serious offence
  • A blag
  • Daylight robbery

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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”

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What is the correct police term to be used when describing a fellow officer who is armed?

  • Sir
  • Tooled up
  • Ugly brute
  • My bestest friend

Question 10 Photo

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!"