Do You Have What It Takes to Be an NYPD Cop?

By: Brian Whitney
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About This Quiz

It takes a lot to be a police officer. You have to be brave as well as level-headed. You have to be able to spend hours doing nothing, but still be constantly on the alert for danger and ready for when things go down. You have to be good at paperwork and be in good shape and prepared to throw down at a moments notice. A good cop also has to be able to talk to and be comfortable with anyone, no matter what walk of life they are from.  

Now take all of these things that you have to be good at if you want to be a police officer, and then magnify them all by a thousand, and that might give you an idea of how tough it is to be a police officer in the NYPD.

New York City isn't for everyone, a lot is going on there all the time, and not all of it is good. Just even walking around in NYC is enough to shock the senses; can you imagine being the person in charge of keeping everything lawful and orderly? 

We aren't saying you can't do it, maybe you can. There are only two ways to find out. One is to take the entrance exam, head to NYC, strap on a gun and put on a badge, and the other is to take this quiz.

Why do you want to be a cop?

How often do you work out?

Does it bother you when people are mean to you?

Do you like pizza slices for lunch?

Are you good under pressure?

Are you good at remembering small details about things?

Do you fold your pizza in half?

When was the last time you saw someone urinate on the street in the day?

How do you get around in New York City?

Do you like to work with the public?

Are you comfortable with guns?

Do you like dive bars?

How much should the rent of a one bedroom apartment be?

Are you good at following rules?

Do you always have your friends backs?

Do you care about things being fair?

A man next to you is acting crazy and yelling what do you do?

Do you mind wrestling with people who might not smell all that great?

Are you ambitious?

Do you like being around a lot of people?

Are you an adrenaline junkie?

Do you mind working weird hours?

When you go out for the night, when do you usually come home?

Are you comfortable being around all sorts of different races and ethnicities?

Have you ever seen a rat?

Have you ever been in a fight with your cab driver?

Do you like the Yankees or the Mets?

Do you like Shake Shack?

Do you mind tourists?

If in NYC, would you go to Times Square?

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