How To Pass the Police Sergeants’ and Inspectors’ Exam

In order to progress through the ranks of the UK police force, and reach the level of Police Sergeant or Police Inspector, then you may need to take the Police Sergeants’ and Inspectors’ Exam. This is a complex examination, which focus around situational judgement and the candidate’s knowledge of the law. Luckily, we have provided you with an incredible course, which will help you to practice your skills. Using our practice questions, you can put yourself in a fantastic position to achieve 100% in your test, and progress to the rank of Police Sergeant or Inspector.

Our course contains:

-Over ONE HUNDRED sample Sergeant and Inspector exam questions.

-Detailed answers, showing why you got questions right or wrong.

-5 practice tests.

-Guidance on how you can score the best results possible.

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Police Sergeant Exam: Types of Question

The questions in the Police Sergeants’ and Inspectors’ Exam will all focus on your understanding of the law, and how to correctly apply it. You will learn these fundamental principles during the training that takes place prior to the examination.

Each question will provide you with a passage of sorts, which describes a fictional incident. Your task is then to answer the questions following the passage, using knowledge of legislation and law. The questions will be multiple choice, and you’ll be given a choice of four answer options – of which you must select only one.

Now, let’s look at some sample questions!

TSA Test Types

Police Sergeants’ and inspectors exam: sample question 1

Below we’ve included a sample question, similar to the type of question you’d encounter in the real examination. Read through the passage carefully and see if you can get the right answer.

Lewis has recently purchased his own golf buggy. He invites his friend Benjamin round, to take the golf buggy for a drive. In their desire to have fun, the two get increasingly reckless with their driving. Lewis mounts the curb, and strikes a young man – named Kevin. Kevin is knocked to the ground, and dies at the scene. Benjamin tells Lewis not to worry – he claims that Lewis cannot have committed the offence of causing death by dangerous driving, as the golf buggy is a mechanically propelled vehicle, and not a motor vehicle. Lewis disagrees with him. In this instance, which of the two is correct?

A:

Benjamin is correct. In regards to the offence of causing death by dangerous driving (contrary to s. 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1988), Lewis cannot be held liable for the offence – as this offence does not apply to mechanically propelled vehicles, such as Lewis’s golf buggy.

B:

Lewis is correct. In regards to the offence of causing death by dangerous driving (contrary to s. 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1988), Lewis can be held liable for the offence – as this offence includes the driving of mechanically propelled vehicles, such as Lewis’s golf buggy.

C:

Both Benjamin and Lewis are correct. Although Lewis can be held liable for the offence of causing death by dangerous driving (contrary to s. 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1988) – as this offence includes the driving of mechanically propelled vehicles, such as Lewis’s golf buggy, it would need to be proved that Lewis acted with deliberate intent to maim, injure or kill Kevin. In this instance, Kevin was killed by accident.

D:

Neither of them are correct. Although Lewis cannot be held liable for the offence of causing death by dangerous driving (contrary to s. 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1988) – as this offence does not include the driving of mechanically propelled vehicles, such as Lewis’s golf buggy, Lewis can be charged with the offence of driving a mechanically propelled vehicle outside of restricted traffic zones – as per s. 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

Answer

B

Explanation = S. 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 states that a person who causes the death of another by driving a mechanically propelled vehicle dangerously on the road or other public place, is guilty of an offence. Golf buggies are considered as mechanically propelled vehicles, and therefore Lewis is guilty of the offence.

POLICE SERGEANTS’ AND INSPECTORS EXAM: EXTRA SAMPLE QUESTIONS

Not all of the questions will provide you with a scenario. In some questions, you will be directly quizzed on the law. Below we’ve included two such examples:

Q1. In relation to speeding laws, which of the following is true?

A – Temporary speed restrictions in connection with roadworks cannot exceed 12 months, without the approval of the Secretary of State.
B – Temporary speed restrictions in connection with roadworks cannot exceed 15 months, without the approval of the Secretary of State.
C – Temporary speed restrictions in connection with roadworks cannot exceed 18 months, without the approval of the Secretary of State.
D – Temporary speed restrictions in connection with roadworks cannot exceed 6 months, without the approval of the Secretary of State.

Q2. Which of the following deals with the power to grant injunctions?

A – S. 1 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

B – S. 3 of the Judicial Act, 1967.

C – S. 1 of the Sexual Offences Act, 2003.

D – S. 2 of the Fraud Act, 2006.

Q1, Answer

C

Explanation = Temporary speed restrictions in connection with roadworks cannot exceed 18 months, without the approval of the Secretary of State.

Q2, Answer

A

Explanation = S. 1 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 deals with the power to grant injunctions.

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With the help of industry experts, How2Become have put together an incredible online course, which will help any aspiring candidate in their journey to becoming a police sergeant or inspector. Containing over ONE HUNDRED questions, and detailed advice on how to answer each and every single one of these questions, this truly is the ultimate resource for anyone taking their assessment.

Packed with 5 practice tests, this course contains:

-Sample situational judgement-style questions, with realistic law-based scenarios and answer options.

-A full assessment of your knowledge of legislation and the law.

-Questions designed to challenge you and make you think about scenarios in different ways.

-Ideal practice preparation in the run up to your exam!

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