Police Panel Interview Questions and Answers – Practice Questions and Answers For the Oral Exam

The police panel interview is a tough interview session which includes some really tough questions. In order to get into the department that you want to be in, you must do well on your interview. To help you prepare for the oral interview, I have a couple of sample questions for you.

Question #1: You are on traffic duty and are sitting on a median with your radar gun. A car goes by and they are traveling 25 miles over the speed limit. You turn on your lights and pull the car over, initiating a traffic stop. As you approach the car, you realize that the driver is your girlfriend. What do you do?

Well, the answer to this question is tough, and one that you will most likely hear during the oral exam. The panel wants the truth, but how to put the truth is the key. The best way to answer this question is by saying that you would not give her a ticket, but would let her off with a warning and explain to her that she has put you in a very awkward situation and tell her that you hope she will not do it again. Your honesty will go a long way, because most officers would do the same thing.

Question #2: While still in your training phase, you hear your training officer call someone a racial slur while on duty. What would you do?

This is a tough one, as your training officer is who you report to. The correct way to answer this one is to tell the panel that you would discuss this with your training officer in private and make sure that what you heard was correct. If it was correct, then you would go to his supervisor and report him.

As you can see, both of these questions are tough, but with the right answers, you will be able to ace the oral part of your exam, while never having to actually deal with either of these issues during your tenure as a cop.

Cisco CCNP Certification / BCMSN Exam Tutorial: Writing QoS Policy

QoS – Quality of Service – is a huge topic on both the BCMSN exam and real-world networks. QoS is so big today that Cisco’s created separate specialist certifications that cover nothing but QoS! It can be an overwhelming topic at first, but master the fundamentals and you’re on your way to exam and job success.

If you work with QoS at any level – and sooner or later, you will – you’ve got to know how to write and apply QoS policies.

Creating and applying such a policy is a three-step process.

1. Create a QoS class to identify the traffic that will be affected by the policy.

2. Create a QoS policy containing the actions to be taken by traffic identified by the class.

3. Apply the policy to the appropriate interfaces.

If the phrase “identify the traffic” sounds like it’s time to write an access-list, you’re right! Writing an ACL is one of two ways to classify traffic, and is the more common of the two. Before we get to the less-common method, let’s take a look at how to use an ACL to classify traffic.

You can use either a standard or extended ACL with QoS policies. The ACL will be written separately, and then called from the class map.

SW1(config)#access-list 105 permit tcp any any eq 80

SW1(config)#class-map WEBTRAFFIC

SW1(config-cmap)#match access-group 105

Now that we’ve identified the traffic to be affected by the policy, we better get around to writing the policy! QoS policies are configured with the policy-map command, and each clause of the policy will contain an action to be taken to traffic matching that clause.


SW1(config-pmap)#class WEBTRAFFIC

SW1(config-pmap-c)#police 5000000 exceed-action drop


This is a simple policy, but it illustrates the logic of QoS policies. The policy map LIMIT_WEBTRAFFIC_BANDWIDTH calls the map-class WEBTRAFFIC. We already know that all WWW traffic will match that map class, so any WWW traffic that exceeds the stated bandwidth limitation will be dropped.

Finally, apply the policy to the appropriate interface.

SW1(config-if)#service-policy LIMIT_WEBTRAFFIC_BANDWIDTH in

Getting your CCNP is a great way to boost your career, and learning QoS is a tremendous addition to your skill set. Like I said, learn the fundamentals, don’t get overwhelmed by looking at QoS as a whole, and you’re on your way to success!