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Police Vocabulary Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It's based on our police vocabulary page, part of our English for Police section.

1. The opposite of guilty is

arrested
innocent
wanted
a) arrested b) innocent c) wanted

2. An _______ is a person who enters a house or business illegally.

intruder
offender
officer
a) intruder b) offender c) officer

3. Some misdemeanors are punishable by paying a

patrol
fine
radar
a) patrol b) fine c) radar

4. The person a police officer works closest beside every day is his or her

offender
convict
partner
a) offender b) convict c) partner

5. Dealing drugs behind a restaurant is an example of a

pickpocket
back-up
street crime
a) pickpocket b) back-up c) street crime

6. When a man commits a felony he gets taken into police

custody
gangs
squad
a) custody b) gangs c) squad

7. Another word for "theft" is

felony
stolen
robbery
a) felony b) stolen c) robbery

8. In order to prevent a criminal suspect from escaping, police use

handcuffs
perpetrators
fingerprints
a) handcuffs b) perpetrators c) fingerprints

9. One of the first things detectives do at a crime scene is check for

cruisers
fingerprints
felonies
a) cruisers b) fingerprints c) felonies

10. Convicted offenders can be fined or given a _______ sentence.

jail
cell
bail
a) jail b) cell c) bail

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