Department Locksmith Qualification Test

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 849

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Lock picking qualification test for the Saratoga Springs Forensic Lab. Secure, NO ACCESS REQUESTS WILL BE GRANTED FOR INDIVIDUALS. Exception: Used only for classroom teaching of law enforcement officers and personnel of related employment. In that case, a scanned and emailed copy of employment ID will be required and then an access code will be given.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does a pickgun do?
  • 2. 
    When does an entry start?
  • 3. 
    What does Section 140.35 of NYS Penal Law pertain to?
  • 4. 
    What is required when breaching?
  • 5. 
    When is destructive entry lawful under policy?
  • 6. 
    How do you extract a broken key?
  • 7. 
    Describe what happens to the pins when a lock is picked.
  • 8. 
    How does breaking and entering pertain to lock picking?
  • 9. 
    Describe the process of how a lock works from locked to unlock.
  • 10. 
    Describe how to efficiently pick a lock.
  • 11. 
    Where are the pins located inside a lock?
    • A. 

      Middle

    • B. 

      Side

    • C. 

      Bottom

    • D. 

      Top

  • 12. 
    What kind of pick is used for raking?
    • A. 

      Hook

    • B. 

      3/4

    • C. 

      Half Diamond

    • D. 

      Ball

  • 13. 
    What happens when a security pin is picked?
    • A. 

      Nothing

    • B. 

      The keyway moves slightly backward

    • C. 

      The keyway moves slightly forward

    • D. 

      The lock is picked

  • 14. 
    What kind of tension wrench is used for high security locks?
    • A. 

      Lightweight

    • B. 

      Regular

    • C. 

      Double ended

    • D. 

      Double Prounged

  • 15. 
    What kind of picks are used on locks with indifferent looking keyways?
    • A. 

      Hook

    • B. 

      3/4

    • C. 

      Ball

    • D. 

      Warded

  • 16. 
    Where is the tension wrench inserted inside the lock?
    • A. 

      Top

    • B. 

      Side

    • C. 

      Bottom

    • D. 

      Middle

  • 17. 
    What is the most quickest, covert way to breach?
    • A. 

      Lock Picking

    • B. 

      Door Kicking

    • C. 

      Using a special piece of metal with a hook to pull the plunger or using the credit card method depending on plunger orientation.

    • D. 

      Hacksaw

  • 18. 
    Where is the pick initially inserted?
    • A. 

      Bottom

    • B. 

      Center

    • C. 

      Side

    • D. 

      Top

  • 19. 
    What is required when a lock is picked backwards?
    • A. 

      Warded Picks

    • B. 

      Featherweight tension wrench

    • C. 

      Hooked Pick

    • D. 

      Plug Spinner

  • 20. 
    What is the 3/4 pick used for?
    • A. 

      Individual Pin

    • B. 

      Raking

    • C. 

      Tension

    • D. 

      Double Picking