Effective Police Supervision: Chapter Two

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  • 1. 
    All but which of the following is true in relation to community policing?
    • A. 

      It grabs headlines throughout the nation.

    • B. 

      There is a consensus in defining it.

    • C. 

      Police conferences discuss it in depth.

    • D. 

      Special training can prepare officers to carry out problem solving programs.

  • 2. 
    Community policing is a transitional process in which the __________ removes barriers that impede change.
    • A. 

      Sergeant.

    • B. 

      Beat cop.

    • C. 

      Chief executive officer.

    • D. 

      Citizen.

  • 3. 
    All but which of the following is true about the working definition of community policing?
    • A. 

      Officers work jointly with community residents.

    • B. 

      Consideration is given to the needs of the community.

    • C. 

      The police work to solve a community's problems for them.

    • D. 

      The causes of crime are agreed upon.

  • 4. 
    An essential ingredient of community policing is 
    • A. 

      Empowerment of officers and first line supervisors.

    • B. 

      Involvement of upper management.

    • C. 

      Increased funding.

    • D. 

      Flexibility of shift assignments.

  • 5. 
    With the introduction of community policing, the ___________ is/are at center stage.
    • A. 

      Chief executive officer.

    • B. 

      Residents and business owners.

    • C. 

      Community policing officers.

    • D. 

      First line supervisors.

  • 6. 
    Quality supervisors must personify the attributes of ____________ if community policing is to succeed.
    • A. 

      A communicator and an authoritarian.

    • B. 

      An authoritarian and a role model.

    • C. 

      A facilitator and a coach.

    • D. 

      A coach and an authoritarian.

  • 7. 
    During the facilitation process, the supervisor must do all of the following except
    • A. 

      Take over the task of an independent problem solver.

    • B. 

      Convince police officers that community engagement and problem solving are real police work.

    • C. 

      Genuinely support organizational changes.

    • D. 

      Articulate and reinforce the philosophy of community policing.

  • 8. 
    Responsibilities of a first line supervisor for supervising community policing officers include
    • A. 

      Personalizing failures and judging the individual officer to decide whether the officer is fit for the program.

    • B. 

      Encouraging officers not to take risks, but to discuss problems with the supervisor first before acting.

    • C. 

      Ensuring the retention of beat integrity when problem solving.

    • D. 

      Discouraging inventiveness when problem solving.

  • 9. 
    Supervisors can reinforce the collaboration process of problem solving by
    • A. 

      Requiring detailed paperwork.

    • B. 

      Checking the efforts of officers.

    • C. 

      Requiring notification of every effort.

    • D. 

      Using a "hands off" approach that encourages independence.

  • 10. 
    Failure should lead to 
    • A. 

      A review board.

    • B. 

      Growth.

    • C. 

      Punishment.

    • D. 

      Reparation.

  • 11. 
    All but which of the following describes the first line supervisor's functions under empowerment?
    • A. 

      Mentor

    • B. 

      Manipulator

    • C. 

      Motivator

    • D. 

      Facilitator

  • 12. 
    The first phase of the problem solving approach is 
    • A. 

      Searching.

    • B. 

      Seeking.

    • C. 

      Scanning.

    • D. 

      Scope.

  • 13. 
    What are the components of the SARA model of problem solving?
    • A. 

      Searching, Analysis, Research, Adopt

    • B. 

      Scanning, Analysis, Response, Assessment

    • C. 

      Seeking, Analysis, Reaction, Adaptation

    • D. 

      Selection, Analysis, Reduction, Acknowledgement

  • 14. 
    Philosophically,  community policing is an insignificant change in the provision of police services.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Community policing gives officers an opportunity to move closer to the community.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Community policing is a transitional process in which the chief executive officer removes barriers that impede change.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Community policing, to be successful, demands radical changes over time if there is to be significant alteration in the way the organization attains goals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Line officers and supervisors are the recipients of a minor shift of power and authority.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Empowerment is when the supervisor encourages officers to "stay out of trouble" or "not bother" their sergeant.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    When empowerment occurs, community policing is doomed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Supervisors must convey to all officers the importance of community policing and that it is real police work.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Under community policing, isolation  between officers and detectives must always be reduced.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The chief executive officer is the key to community policing and all other units should support the problem solving efforts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Methods in which the first line supervisors monitor and respond to citizen complaints affect the credibility of the line officers as well as the police department.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Community policing involves giving officers greater control over their working conditions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    The first line supervisor must manage in a formal manner to avoid mistakes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    When managing failure, a first line supervisor must personalize the failure of the community policing officer and evaluate the individual officer to decide if he or she is fit to belong to the unit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    The importance of collaboration in community policing is that it can provide a variety of resources to resolve identifiable problems.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    The analysis component of the problem solving approach involves identification of a community problem.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    The problem solving approach may assess the effectiveness of community policing through public surveys.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False