LEAB Mastery Course: Boost Your Score & Advance Your Police Career

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Welcome to the forefront of your law enforcement career journey! We are excited to guide you through the maze of the Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery (LEAB). This isn’t just a test prep; it’s a launchpad for your ambitions. With cutting-edge techniques and insights from seasoned law enforcement professionals, we ensure you’re not just test-ready, but career-ready. Whether it is complex reasoning challenges or the work-style questionnaires, we’ve tailored every bit of your learning experience to be as dynamic and inspiring as the career that awaits you.

So, let’s turn your aspirations into achievements – together!

Understanding the LEAB

The Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery (LEAB) is a crucial test for aspiring law enforcement officers. It’s divided into three parts: the Ability Test, Work Styles Questionnaire, and Life Experience Survey, and takes about 2.30 to 3 hours to complete. You have the freedom to use your time as you see fit across these sections, as they are not individually timed.

Let’s take a closer look at each of these parts of the test to get you confident for the test.

Ability Test

In the LEAB, the Ability Test is key for assessing your skills in areas like Written Comprehension, Problem Sensitivity, and Reasoning. It includes 48 multiple-choice questions, each offering four choices (A-D).

It’s important to answer all questions in this section; any question left unanswered is considered incorrect. While the LEAB doesn’t strictly time each part, the Ability Test is an area where good preparation can really pay off. It’s advised to spend at least 2 hours on this part unless you receive specific time instructions at your test location.

Let’s dive into the different topics and example questions from the LEAB Ability Test

Written Expression

Written Expression evaluates your ability to communicate clearly and accurately in writing, focusing on vocabulary use and grammatical arrangement. This skill is essential for tasks like drafting incident reports or writing letters to community members. The emphasis is on choosing the right words to convey your thoughts clearly.

Here is an example question:

Scenario: While patrolling a quiet neighborhood, a law enforcement officer observed a parked car with a broken window and a shattered windshield. Nearby, a group of teenagers appeared to be acting suspiciously. The most appropriate way for the officer to report this situation is to say:

  • A:

    I saw a broken car window and some teenagers nearby.

  • B:

    The car has a broken window and windshield, and there are teenagers around.

  • C:

    The teenagers seem to be involved with the damaged car.

  • D:

    I noticed some broken glass in a car and teenagers hanging around.

Correct Answer: B. The car has a broken window and windshield, and there are teenagers around.

Written Comprehension

Written Comprehension measures your ability to understand written language. This includes grasping the vocabulary and comprehending the overall meaning of sentences. It’s a critical skill for interpreting arrest reports or following detailed instructions. You’ll face passages related to police work, followed by questions to test how well you’ve understood the content.

Here is an example question:

Use the information in the following passage to answer questions that follow

Scenario: During a routine inspection at a local art gallery, Inspector Smith and Inspector Patel discovered that a valuable painting had gone missing. The gallery owner informed them that the painting, an original masterpiece, was stolen during a recent exhibition. The security footage showed a masked individual leaving the gallery with the painting concealed under their coat.

Question: According to the preceding passage, what happened to the valuable painting during the exhibition?
  • A:

    It was damaged but not stolen.

  • B:

    It was taken by a masked individual.

  • C:

    It was hidden in the gallery.

  • D:

    It was sold during the exhibition.

Correct Answer: B. It was taken by a masked individual.
Question: According to the preceding passage, considering the art gallery inspection and the missing painting, which statement accurately reflects the information gathered?
  • A:

    Inspector Patel was the gallery owner.

  • B:

    The painting was recovered during the inspection.

  • C:

    The security footage showed a clear image of the thief's face.

  • D:

    The gallery owner reported the missing painting after the exhibition ended.

Correct Answer: B. The painting was recovered during the inspection.

Problem Sensitivity

Problem Sensitivity revolves around your ability to recognize problems. This skill is essential for spotting unreliable explanations or identifying when to report unusual conditions. You’ll be tested through questions based on narratives or witness statements, challenging you to pinpoint inconsistencies.

Here is an example question:

Scenario: Detective Sanchez interviewed multiple witnesses regarding a hit-and-run incident involving a red sports car. Each witness provided a description of the driver and the car:

Witness 1 - The driver was a Caucasian male in his late 40s with short, gray hair. He was wearing glasses and a blue suit.

Witness 2 - The driver appeared to be an elderly Caucasian man with white hair, possibly in his 60s. He had a beard and was wearing a green jacket.

Witness 3 - I saw a man driving the car. He looked like he was in his early 50s, had brown hair, and wore a black suit.

Witness 4 - The driver was a middle-aged man, probably in his 50s, with brown hair and a clean-shaven face. He wore a gray suit.

Question: Given the above information, Detective Sanchez should recognize that there is a problem with the description given by the witness:
  • A:


  • B:


  • C:


  • D:


Correct Answer: C. 2

Deductive Reasoning

Deductive Reasoning involves applying general rules to specific cases to draw logical conclusions. This skill is crucial for differentiating between types of legal cases or making decisions in various situations. You might encounter questions where you need to categorize accidents based on the provided standards.

Here is an example question:

Scenario: The local law enforcement agency has developed a detailed categorization system for incidents of vandalism within its jurisdiction to streamline response and investigative procedures.

The categories are as follows:

  • Category A: Vandalism involving graffiti or tagging on public property or infrastructure.
  • Category B: Vandalism causing damage to religious or cultural monuments, regardless of the financial cost of the damage.
  • Category C: Vandalism to private property where the cost of damage is estimated to be less than $500.
  • Category D: Vandalism to private property with damages exceeding $500 but less than $5,000.

When officers respond to a report of vandalism, they must evaluate the scene based on the above categories. Detailed reports should include photographic evidence, estimates of the damage, statements from witnesses, and any indications of the motive or bias that may influence the classification of the incident.

Question: A report is filed with the local police department regarding vandalism. The incident involves the spray-painting of graffiti on the side of a cultural monument. No other damage is reported. How should the officers classify this incident?
  • A:

    Category A

  • B:

    Category B

  • C:

    Category C

  • D:

    Category D

Correct Answer: B. Category B

Inductive Reasoning

Inductive Reasoning involves finding a rule or concept that fits a situation, such as identifying patterns in seemingly unrelated events. This skill is valuable for determining the cause of an accident from the scene or recognizing patterns in criminal activity. Questions will ask you to notice similarities among a series of events or objects.

Here is an example question:

Scenario: In December, Officer Gomez responded to a string of burglaries in the Oakwood neighborhood. The victims described the perpetrator with some variations but there were common threads. The descriptions are as follows:

  • Burglary 1 (December 5) - Male, possibly Hispanic, mid-20s, roughly 5'9", approximately 160 pounds, short brown hair, seen wearing a red hoodie and jeans, sneakers.
  • Burglary 2 (December 12) - Male, unidentified race, early 20s, around 6', about 170 pounds, curly black hair, reported to be wearing a dark jacket and cargo pants, and boots.
  • Burglary 3 (December 18) - Male, possibly Hispanic or White, late 20s, about 5'10", nearly 165 pounds, dark short hair, observed in a grey sweatshirt and jeans, sneakers.

On December 22nd, a local resident noticed a suspicious individual lurking around a neighbor's property and promptly called the police. Officer Gomez arrived on the scene and detained the individual. The description of the suspect matched:

  • Burglary 4 (December 22) - Male, Hispanic, mid-20s, 5'9", 160 pounds, brown hair, wearing a grey hoodie and jeans, sneakers.
Question: Based on the descriptions given in the first three reports, should the suspect detained in Burglary 4 also be considered a suspect in the previous burglaries?
  • A:

    All previous burglaries.

  • B:

    Burglary 1 only.

  • C:

    Burglary 2 and 3 only.

  • D:

    Burglary 1 and 3 only.

Correct Answer: D. Burglary 1 and 3 only.

Information Ordering

Information Ordering refers to applying rules to arrange information in the correct sequence. This skill is essential for deciding the priority of actions in emergencies or traffic accidents. Questions will provide procedures, and your task is to identify the next correct step in the sequence.

Here is an example question:

Scenario: During a search operation in a building, police officers need to systematically search each floor for evidence or suspects. The following steps are used to ensure a thorough search. (These steps are NOT listed in the correct order.)

  1. Check under furniture and in closets for any evidence or hidden individuals.
  2. Mark the entrance of the floor with tape once it's cleared.
  3. Announce presence loudly before entering each room.
  4. Begin from the furthest point on the floor and move towards the entrance.
Question: The above steps should be performed in the following order:
  • A:

    3 > 4 > 1 > 2

  • B:

    2 > 3 > 1 > 4

  • C:

    4 > 3 > 1 > 2

  • D:

    1 > 4 > 3 > 2

Correct Answer: A. 3 > 4 > 1 > 2

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Work Styles Questionnaire

In this part of the test, you face 102 statements that focus on qualities like motivation, values, and attitude, which are important for success in law enforcement. You will need to select how much you agree with these statements using a scale from 1 to 5 and each question is mandatory.

It is recommended to spend around 20 minutes of the total 3 hours and 20 minutes of the LEAB test on this part of the test. While there are no right or wrong answers, your choices will have a significant impact on the selection process. So, it’s essential to become familiar with the types of statements you’ll encounter during the actual test.

Here are some sample statements where you need to rate from 1-5
( ①: Strongly Disagree, ②: Disagree, ③: Unsure, ④: Agree, ⑤: StronglyAgree)

  1. I am comfortable with adapting to changing situations.
  2. I believe in the importance of teamwork.
  3. I handle stress well and remain calm under pressure.
  4. I have a strong sense of duty and responsibility.
  5. I enjoy solving complex problems.
  6. I am a good listener and value others’ opinions.

Life Experience Survey

In this part of the LEAB test, they want to know about your past experiences. There are 96 questions, and for each question, you can choose an answer from A to E. It’s important to answer all the questions honestly because not doing so could lead to disqualification. Remember, your answers here may influence the questions you’ll be asked in future interviews, so honesty is key to successfully clearing this part.

Try to spend around 45 minutes on this survey. To get ready, look at your personal documents like school records and resumes. This will help you answer the questions about your past experiences accurately.

Let’s look at some sample questions from this section:

Question 1 – In a team setting, you are most likely to:

  • Take on the majority of the workload.
  • Contribute more than your coworkers.
  • Share the workload equally with your coworkers.
  • Contribute almost as much as your coworkers.
  • Contribute less than your coworkers.

Question 2 – Over the last two years, how often have you missed work due to not feeling like going?

  • Never.
  • Once.
  • Twice.
  • Three times.
  • More than three times.

Our Prep Course Features

Comprehensive Content: Our LEAB (Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery) prep course covers all sections of the test, including Written Expression, Written Comprehension, Problem Sensitivity, Deductive Reasoning, Inductive Reasoning, Information Ordering, and more.

Interactive Ability Test Practice: Experience the advantage of interactive practice tests, organized by topic, and receive detailed reports at the end of each test. Our prep guides include sample questions and mock tests designed to assess your progress and enhance your test-taking abilities.

Realistic Test Simulations: Experience realistic test simulations that mimic the actual LEAB exam conditions, helping you build confidence and reduce test-day anxiety.

Performance Analytics: Track your performance with detailed analytics and feedback. Identify areas for improvement and measure your progress over time.

Flexibility: Our course offers flexible schedules and on-demand access to materials, allowing you to study at your own pace and convenience on any device.

Up-to-date: Our LEAB (Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery) prep course is frequently updated to stay current with any changes in the exam, ensuring that you receive the most relevant and up-to-date preparation

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Why Choose Our LEAB Prep Course?

  • 90 practice questions for each ability test topic.
  • 200+ Life Experiences Survey statements
  • 40+ Life Experiences Survey questions.
  • Strategies by a certified psychologist for the Work Style Questionnaire.
  • 7+ sample questions in every topic with step-by-step solutions explained.
  • Separate study guide for each topic followed by 3 practice tests (min 10 questions each)

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