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Correctional Officer who would like to become a Sergeant. Things to know and study for.

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  • 1. 
    Chow Hall Supervision: Select one correct answer or fill in the blanks for each question. The Food Service Security Sergeant post will be manned for:
    • A. 

      Only on weekends and holidays

    • B. 

      Up to 8 hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

    • C. 

      Sixteen (16) hours a day, seven (7) days a week

    • D. 

      Four (4) hours a day on the Administrative Shift only

  • 2. 
    The career service position who supervises the Food Service Security Sergeant is:
    • A. 

      Warden

    • B. 

      Control Room Personnel

    • C. 

      Major

    • D. 

      Administrative Lieutenant

  • 3. 
    After reviewing Post Order #54 in group or duo discussions, what was determined to be some of the duties / responsibilities of the Food Service Security Sergeant or Officer?
    • A. 

      Conduct clothed body searches of all Food Service inmates entering and leaving the food service work area.

    • B. 

      Ensure inmates assigned to food service are at their assigned duty stations

    • C. 

      Conduct frequent, bur irregular informal counts

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 4. 
    When a review of DC Procedure 602.037, “Tool and Sensitive Item Control” was completed, you learned one of your responsibilities as Food Service Security Sergeant or Officer is to maintain proper tool and equipment accountability.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The Food Service Security Sergeant is responsible for the entry and exit of any vehicles/deliveries destined for the food service area. What will be the job duties here?
    • A. 

      The Food Service Security Sergeant will conduct/coordinate escorts of any vehicles or deliveries arriving or leaving the food service area.

    • B. 

      The Food Service Security Sergeant will observe the preparation of bag lunches for institutional work squads.

    • C. 

      The Food Service Security Sergeant will provide escort to Control Room or sally port gate as appropriate.

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 6. 
    What job duties does the Food Service Security Sergeant have regarding counts?
    • A. 

      Coordinate all formal and emergency counts with Internal Security Officers

    • B. 

      Allow an inmate (or two) to miss count if he/she is busy in the kitchen preparing lunch for the chow hall

    • C. 

      Conduct an informal count at regular intervals and only keep a log if someone complains about missing inmates from food service.

    • D. 

      Make sure your “favorite” inmates are in the kitchen at a time when a quick count is needed to satisfy the warden.

  • 7. 
    What job duties does the Food Service Security Sergeant have regarding inmate Food Service workers?
    • A. 

      Issue/check all passes for inmate Food Service workers

    • B. 

      Ensure the doors to the Food Service area are secured at all times, except during deliveries, shift changes and feeding times.

    • C. 

      Ensure inmates assigned to Food Service do not leave the area without your permission.

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 8. 
    Compound Supervision is next: Answer the following questions . There isonly one correct answer for each question.Security, Safety, Sanitation, Maintenance, and documentation are allfundamentals of Post Inspection Techniques.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 9. 
    Supervision is the influencing of people – by providing purpose, direction, andmotivation – while operating to accomplish the mission and improving theorganization.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 10. 
    People must have guidance in doing their work is a basic principle ofsupervision.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 11. 
    Post Inspection as a search of various elements within a security post in order toensure non-compliance with Departmental Policies, Rules, Regulations, andMandates.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 12. 
    People must have guidance in doing their work is a basic principle ofsupervision.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 13. 
    Post Inspection as a search of various elements within a security post in order toensure non-compliance with Departmental Policies, Rules, Regulations, andMandates.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 14. 
    Supervision is the art of working with a group of people over whom authority isexercised in such a way as to achieve their greatest combined effectiveness ingetting work done. It is best performed in an atmosphere of goodwill andzestful cooperation on the part of all people involved – including of course, thesupervisor.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 15. 
    A step in corrective action to be taken when deficiencies are found duringinspections is to always write an incident report.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 16. 
    It is not necessary to sign and date the Post Order Acknowledgement Sheet(DC6-288) if only assuming a post for three (3) hours.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 17. 
    To facilitate accomplishment of objectives; uniformly channel information,authority, and responsibility throughout the organizational structure; provide astructural relationship between each employee and the chief executive officer;and limit the number of people who report to the chief executive officer are allpurposes of the Chain of Command.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 18. 
     Sergeants Inmate Movement. Select one correct answer for each questionDirect Supervision refers to inmate group movement supervision where officers are positioned at various points on the compound to visually monitor the movement.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 19. 
    Which of the following statements best conveys the purpose of the Internal Inmate Movement Procedure:
    • A. 

      Watching inmates closely as you observe their interaction from the tower

    • B. 

      To provide for the movement of inmates within the secure confines of an institution.

    • C. 

      The main reason for having such a procedure is to ensure the correctional officer is doing his job.

    • D. 

      To ensure trouble making inmates are prohibited from filing a grievance when ordered to move from area of the institution to another.

  • 20. 
    The following are reasons inmates may receive a written pass. Which one would be an exception?
    • A. 

      Visit dental

    • B. 

      Visit library

    • C. 

      Visit control room

    • D. 

      Visit chaplain

  • 21. 
    The Inmate Pass is not required in all circumstances. When is an Inmate Pass not necessary?
    • A. 

      When the inmate is on the recreation field

    • B. 

      When the inmate in is the dining hall for meals

    • C. 

      Whenever an inmate is involved in escorted mass movement

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 22. 
    There are several housing levels used to determine the right place for each inmate. How many levels DO WE HAVE?
    • A. 

      Two (2)

    • B. 

      Four (4)

    • C. 

      Nine (9)

    • D. 

      Five (5)

  • 23. 
    When an inmate is issued a pass, there are accountability measures an inmate must use. Which of the following are measures an inmate must do?
    • A. 

      Inmates in unauthorized areas without a pass will face disciplinary action.

    • B. 

      Inmates with a pass will have 5-10 minutes travel time to arrive at a designated location within the institution.

    • C. 

      Any inmate in possession of a forged or altered pass will be subject to disciplinary action.

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 24. 
    An inmate’s housing factor score will be determined by the “Risk and Needs System Guide”. This guide recommends the bed type (secure cell/special housing status, room, or dorm) assignment.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 25. 
    The following statements show how the Inmate Pass Process operates. Which of these statements listed below is not true?
    • A. 

      Any pass that staff has voided will be marked as such and retrained in the pass book for one month.

    • B. 

      Any inmate who willfully destroys or alters his/her issued pass won’t be subject to disciplinary action.

    • C. 

      At the completion of each shift, the departing staff member will advise on- coming staff of any issued passes

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 26. 
    As an escort officer who handles HO4 and 5 inmates in the confinement and close management unit, what requirements must you follow when escorting a HO4 or 5 inmate outside the unit?
    • A. 

      Inmates will be restrained in accordance with the confinement or close management unit post order as appropriate.

    • B. 

      There must be at least one (1) officer escorting the inmate. Additionally, 2 officers will remain at the door until inmate strip search is completed

    • C. 

      Close Management III inmates being escorted for visitation or work assignments outside the unit are not required to be restrained.

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 27. 
    Inmate movement procedures used during limited visibility periods requires an escort by an officer(s) as well as an initial count and recount at all departure and arrival points.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 28. 
    Entrance and Exit Procedures: Answer the following questions  correct answer. There isonly one correct answer for each question.During formal counts, vehicles will not be held at the gate area until the count isofficially cleared.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 29. 
    Gate passes will not be used by staff to prevent the inmate from participating inassignments made by the institutional classification team or the stateclassification office by not issuing, rescinding, or withholding a gate pass.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 30. 
    The DC6-266 will be utilized to document check out/in of each inmate worksquad.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 31. 
    Daily and/or weekly testing of each walk through metal detector will beconducted in accordance with “Walk Through Metal DetectorTesting/Calibration,”NI1-067.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 32. 
    The information contained on the DC6-259 will only include: institution, date,time of entrance, legible signature of the visitor, agency name and address,purpose/area of visit, and badge number.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 33. 
    Any person entering the secure perimeter will be routed through or subjected tosome form of metal detection system.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 34. 
    The shift supervisor does not need to be notified any time a departmental vehicleenters and again when that vendor departs the secure perimeter, only thecontrol room needs to be notified.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 35. 
    All controls for pedestrian and vehicle gates will be operated from a securelocation that is not accessible to inmate traffic.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE