2019-2020 OPOTA Practice Test (Spo's).

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2019-2020 OPOTA Practice Test (Spo

Questions straight from 2019 SPO’s &nbs


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the ultimate reason for law enforcement training?
    • A. 

      To protect others from crimes

    • B. 

      Preserve the peace and community policing 

    • C. 

      To be able to protect the life and property of yourself and others

    • D. 

      Prevent crimes, preserve peace, community policing, and provide services 

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not a peace officers main goal?
    • A. 

      Resolving conflict

    • B. 

      Enforce laws

    • C. 

      Provide services

    • D. 

      Prevent crimes

  • 3. 
    Ben setters was driving 55mph in a 45mph zone.  when you walk up to his car you notice him upset. he states his grandpa jim broke his hip and he is going to visit him in the hospital. you decide to give him a verbal warning and send him on is way. what type of judgement did you use?
    • A. 

      Informal 

    • B. 

      Formal 

    • C. 

      Good

    • D. 

      Community policing 

  • 4. 
    What part of the crime triangle is easiest to change?
    • A. 

      Victim 

    • B. 

      Approach

    • C. 

      Opportunity 

    • D. 

      Chance

  • 5. 
    What are the core concepts for community policing
    • A. 

      Partnership with community, crime prevention, and change of agency

    • B. 

      Serve and protect persons rights 

    • C. 

      Community policing, crime prevention, and partnership with community 

    • D. 

      Partnership with community, crime prevention, change of agency, and problem solving approach to proactive police role 

  • 6. 
    If you are off duty and crime occurs where there is no physical harm taking place what should you do?
    • A. 

      Announce you are a police officer and start preliminary investigation

    • B. 

      Be a good witness

    • C. 

      Take notes to send to department 

    • D. 

      Start preliminary investigation

  • 7. 
    What is the purpose of the bill of rights?
    • A. 

      Protect peoples rights and freedoms and prevent police from interfering with those rights 

    • B. 

      Protect people rights and freedoms and prevent government from interfering with those rights

    • C. 

      Protects people rights

    • D. 

      Protect the constitution

  • 8. 
    Which is not a component of the criminal justice system 
    • A. 

      Courts

    • B. 

      Probation

    • C. 

      Corrections

    • D. 

      Law enforcement

  • 9. 
    What are the goals of sentencing?
    • A. 

      Attempt to make crime rate decrease

    • B. 

      Punish offenders, restore victim, protect society 

    • C. 

      Punish/rehabilitate offenders, protect society, restore victim

    • D. 

      Attempt to make crime rate decrease and restore victim

  • 10. 
    How many parties must consent when filming police officers?
    • A. 

      At least one party

    • B. 

      Dont pick me please 

    • C. 

      Both parties unless a minor

    • D. 

      Both parties

  • 11. 
    What are the types of racism?
    • A. 

      Individual, structural, and institutional

    • B. 

      Individual and structural 

    • C. 

      Bias and criminal 

    • D. 

      Religion, skin, and gender

  • 12. 
    Officer borders and webster are patrolling US52. officer webster notices a older model pontiac g6 with three males inside wearing snapback hats and a license plate from michigan. webster tells borders that those are the best cars to pull over. what type of profiling is this?
    • A. 

      Racist 

    • B. 

      Criminal profiling

    • C. 

      Bias based profiling 

    • D. 

      Just using his senses

  • 13. 
    What are the four core principles/pillars of procedural justice?
    • A. 

      Law enforcement, corrections, and courts

    • B. 

      Giving others a voice, neutrality in decision making, respectful treatment, trustworthiness

    • C. 

      Voice, making decisions, respect

    • D. 

      Law enforcement, corrections and probation 

  • 14. 
    "the accepted code of conduct for individual or a group" describes what?
    • A. 

      Ethics

    • B. 

      Behavior

    • C. 

      Professionalism

    • D. 

      Virtue

  • 15. 
    Ethical responsibilities of peace officers are owed to...
    • A. 

      Community, law enforcement profession, agency,  family and yourself

    • B. 

      Community, law enforcement profession, agency, citizens, family and yourself

    • C. 

      Community, agency and law enforcement profession

    • D. 

      Everyone

  • 16. 
    What does PLUS filters stand for?
    • A. 

      Policies, legal universal, standards 

    • B. 

      Police, legal, universal, self

    • C. 

      Police, legal universal, standards

    • D. 

      Policies, legal, universal, self

  • 17. 
    Tenets of below 100 program are...
    • A. 

      Dont choose me please

    • B. 

      Wear your seat belt & vest, watch your speed, WIN, remember- complacency kills 

    • C. 

      Wear you safety belt & vest, watch your speed, WIN

    • D. 

      Wear your seat belt & vest, watch your speed, WIN, remember- complacency kills, ooda loop

  • 18. 
    Which is not a guideline when taking field notes?
    • A. 

      Put more than one incident on a page 

    • B. 

      Write with ink only 

    • C. 

      Use electronic data device 

    • D. 

      Follow up with questions 

  • 19. 
    What are only THREE requirements of a well written report?
    • A. 

      Grammatically/mechanically incorrect, complete, and factual

    • B. 

      Neat, complete, objective, and clear

    • C. 

      Concise, accurate, and finished

    • D. 

      Complete, objective, and clear 

  • 20. 
    What are the culpable mental states?
    • A. 

      Purposely, willingly, recklessly, and negligently 

    • B. 

      Purposely, recklessly, and negligently 

    • C. 

      Purposely, knowingly, recklessly, and negligently 

    • D. 

      Willingly, knowingly, recklessly, and negligently 

  • 21. 
    Government general power to exercise authority over all persons and things within its territory describes what?
    • A. 

      Jurisdiction 

    • B. 

      Tort

    • C. 

      Governmental power 

    • D. 

      Agency authority 

  • 22. 
    Body of law derived from statues rather than from constitutions or judicial decisions 
    • A. 

      State law

    • B. 

      Statutory law 

    • C. 

      Case law 

    • D. 

      ORC

  • 23. 
    Law found in collection of the reported cases that form all or part of the body of law given with jurisdiction 
    • A. 

      Case law 

    • B. 

      Statutory law 

    • C. 

      Ordinance 

    • D. 

      ORC

  • 24. 
    Force that carries substantial risk that will proximately result in death of a person
    • A. 

      Deadly force 

    • B. 

      Serious physical harm 

    • C. 

      Death 

    • D. 

      Physical harm 

  • 25. 
    Any violence, compulsion, or constraint physically exerted by any means on or against person or thing 
    • A. 

      Force 

    • B. 

      Deadly force 

    • C. 

      Physical force 

    • D. 

      Physical harm 

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