Clearwater Police Sergeant's And Lieutenant's Exam A

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This is version A of the Sergeant's and Lieutenant's exam. You must complete this test within 1 hour and pass with a 70% or above.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Financial loss to society is greatest in which of the following areas of criminal activity?
    • A. 

      Robbery

    • B. 

      White-collar crime

    • C. 

      Auto theft

    • D. 

      Arson

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Reduced the problem to writing.

    • B. 

      Stated the problem and left the solution to the chief.

    • C. 

      Offered a solution or alternative along with outlining the problem.

    • D. 

      Conferred first with the union president to solve the problem.

  • 3. 
    The process of formulating a goal and deciding what steps are necessary to achieve it is known as
    • A. 

      Organizing.

    • B. 

      Planning.

    • C. 

      Executing.

    • D. 

      Directing.

  • 4. 
    Police organizations are "labor intensive". This most clearly means that
    • A. 

      Most of an officer's time is spent on calls for police services.

    • B. 

      Most of an officer's time is spent on line activities.

    • C. 

      Most of the police budget consists of salaries.

    • D. 

      Most police organizations have union/management contracts.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is least important in providing police services?
    • A. 

      The number of sworn officers in the department

    • B. 

      Good supervision and management

    • C. 

      Ethical and highly motivated personnel

    • D. 

      The training of officers

  • 6. 
    According to psychologist Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs, the most vital human need is
    • A. 

      Self-actualization.

    • B. 

      Achievement.

    • C. 

      Affiliation.

    • D. 

      Physiological.

  • 7. 
    Specialized unit should be created in a police organization when
    • A. 

      The areas of jurisdication exceed the number or patrol personnel.

    • B. 

      Communication between line and staff is impaired.

    • C. 

      Department responsibilities are significantly increased.

    • D. 

      Calls for police services exceed the number of officers capable of responding.

  • 8. 
    A police department should primarily be organized
    • A. 

      With the right number of people.

    • B. 

      With a decentralized line and staff reporting structure.

    • C. 

      According to tasks needing to be performed.

    • D. 

      In relation to the number of calls for police services.

  • 9. 
    In which of the following areas is it most important for an assistant chief to have extensive knowledge?
    • A. 

      Forensics

    • B. 

      Human relations

    • C. 

      Budget preparations

    • D. 

      Computer-aided dispatching

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Provides flexibility in making budgetary decisions.

    • B. 

      Simplifies year-to-year comparing of expenditures.

    • C. 

      Integrates budgeting control, and planning into a single process.

    • D. 

      Specifically relates budget items to expenses.

  • 11. 
    Lieutenants must first ________ before communicating with subordinates.
    • A. 

      Remove all physical barriers to the communications process

    • B. 

      Ensure a mechanism for feedback is in place

    • C. 

      Ensure that what is to be communicated is clear and precise

    • D. 

      Clearly understand what is to be communicated

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      With a veteran sergeant returning from an extended disability

    • B. 

      With a sergeant newly appointed to the unit

    • C. 

      With a newly appointed probationary sergeant

    • D. 

      With a sergeant who has an "up and down" performance record

  • 13. 
    Which of the following embodies a line function in a police organization?
    • A. 

      Internal affairs division

    • B. 

      Patrol division

    • C. 

      Police training academy

    • D. 

      Records division

  • 14. 
    Management fails in interpersonal communication primarily because of
    • A. 

      The filtering of messages.

    • B. 

      The failure to obtain feedback.

    • C. 

      The physical barriers to the communication process.

    • D. 

      Its failure to listen.

  • 15. 
    An inspection process is designed to measure the extent to which department goals are being met is known as
    • A. 

      Directing.

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Controlling.

    • D. 

      Coordinating.

  • 16. 
    In preparing a budget for a detective division, what step should a manager take first?
    • A. 

      Plan what needs to be done.

    • B. 

      Assign dollar amounts to organizational objectives.

    • C. 

      Determine objectives.

    • D. 

      Determine the dollar amount allocated to the division's budget.