In order to become a Police Constable, you will need to pass a number of challenging assessments. One of these assessments, and relatively new, is the Police Constable Behavioural Styles Questionnaire. In this blog, we’ll tell you all about the behavioural styles questionnaire, and show you how to pass it!
What is the Police Constable Behavioural Styles Questionnaire?
In a nutshell, the Police Constable Behavioural Styles Questionnaire is a multiple-choice assessment, which will test whether you have the right behavioural traits and strengths to work as a police constable. You’ll be provided with a number of statements, and will then have to choose one of the following categories as an answer:
- Completely Disagree
- Strongly Disagree
- Somewhat Disagree
- Neither Agree nor Disagree
- Somewhat Agree
- Strongly Agree
- Completely Agree
So, for example, a question might be:
‘I am a person who feels comfortable with making important decisions.’
Your task is then to decide whether you completely disagree, strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, etc.
What is the purpose of the questionnaire?
For the assessors, there are a number of benefits to asking candidates to take this test. Firstly, there is the fact that the test provides a completely objective means for the police to assess their candidates, based solely on the behavioural requirements of the role. The questions are very simple, and your responses will tell the assessors a great deal about your suitability. Secondly, there is the fact that the test gives candidates a fantastic chance to demonstrate their strengths, on a level playing field. As mentioned, there’s nothing complicated about the test. All you need to do is answer honestly. The test is deliberately designed to cover a broad range of behavioural qualities, and responses. You’ll notice that you’ve been given the option to say that you either ‘somewhat agree’, ‘strongly agree’ or ‘completely agree’. This gives you a great deal ‘manoeuvrability’ so to speak – you can pick the answer which suits you best, without having to answer definitively.
Below we’ve included a set of sample questions, all of which are similar to what you are likely to see in the actual Police Constable Behavioural Styles Questionnaire. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers here, just answer honestly! Tick the answer box which you think corresponds with your response. Please note: in the actual test you’ll be required to fill in a circle.
Q1. I put one hundred percent effort into every single task that I am set.
Q2. I can be trusted with confidential and personal information.
Q3. I am willing to sacrifice my personal beliefs to make things easier.
Q4. I am accepting of other people’s views and opinions.
Q5. I am someone who behaves with integrity, at all times.
Q6. I am unwilling to work cooperatively if the team doesn’t agree with my opinions.