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We welcome you to this OPOTA practice test! Prepare to excel in your OPOTA (Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy) exam with our comprehensive "OPOTA Practice Test: Ace Your Exam" quiz. Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy offers OPOTA certification, which is one of the most popular College certificate programs. Our quiz is made to help you ace the test. This carefully crafted quiz is designed to help you reinforce your knowledge, sharpen your skills, and build confidence for success in the OPOTA certification process.
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OPOTA Practice 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 

    Correct Answer
    C. To be able to protect the life and property of yourself and others
    Explanation
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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is not a peace officers main goal?

    • A.

      Resolving conflict

    • B.

      Enforce laws

    • C.

      Provide services

    • D.

      Prevent crimes

    Correct Answer
    A. Resolving conflict
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  • 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 

    Correct Answer
    A. Informal 
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  • 4. 

    What part of the crime triangle is easiest to change?

    • A.

      Victim 

    • B.

      Approach

    • C.

      Opportunity 

    • D.

      Chance

    Correct Answer
    C. Opportunity 
    Explanation
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  • 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 

    Correct Answer
    D. Partnership with community, crime prevention, change of agency, and problem solving approach to proactive police role 
    Explanation
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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Be a good witness
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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Protect people rights and freedoms and prevent government from interfering with those rights
    Explanation
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  • 8. 

    Which is not a component of the criminal justice system 

    • A.

      Courts

    • B.

      Probation

    • C.

      Corrections

    • D.

      Law enforcement

    Correct Answer
    B. Probation
    Explanation
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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Punish/rehabilitate offenders, protect society, restore victim
    Explanation
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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. At least one party
    Explanation
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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Individual, structural, and institutional
    Explanation
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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Criminal profiling
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  • 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 

    Correct Answer
    B. Giving others a voice, neutrality in decision making, respectful treatment, trustworthiness
    Explanation
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  • 14. 

    "the accepted code of conduct for individual or a group" describes what?

    • A.

      Ethics

    • B.

      Behavior

    • C.

      Professionalism

    • D.

      Virtue

    Correct Answer
    A. Ethics
    Explanation
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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Community, law enforcement profession, agency, citizens, family and yourself
    Explanation
    The ethical responsibilities of peace officers extend to multiple stakeholders and involve upholding the law, maintaining professionalism, treating citizens fairly, and ensuring their own well-being. These responsibilities are critical for building trust and maintaining the integrity of law enforcement.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Policies, legal, universal, self
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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Wear your seat belt & vest, watch your speed, WIN, remember- complacency kills 
    Explanation
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  • 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 

    Correct Answer
    A. Put more than one incident on a page 
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  • 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 

    Correct Answer
    D. Complete, objective, and clear 
    Explanation
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  • 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 

    Correct Answer
    C. Purposely, knowingly, recklessly, and negligently 
    Explanation
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  • 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 

    Correct Answer
    A. Jurisdiction 
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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Statutory law 
    Explanation
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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Case law 
    Explanation
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  • 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 

    Correct Answer
    A. Deadly force 
    Explanation
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  • 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 

    Correct Answer
    A. Force 
    Explanation
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  • 26. 

    Any injury, illness, or other physiological impairment, regardless of its gravity or duration

    • A.

      Physical force 

    • B.

      Force 

    • C.

      Physical harm 

    • D.

      Serious physical harm

    Correct Answer
    C. Physical harm 
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  • 27. 

    “If a person helps or assist the perpetrator either by doing some affirmative action or providing advice”that is ...

    • A.

      Aiding in commission of a crime

    • B.

      Tort

    • C.

      Aiding 

    • D.

      Complicity 

    Correct Answer
    D. Complicity 
    Explanation
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  • 28. 

    What does "OPOTA" stand for in the context of law enforcement training?

    • A.

      Ohio Police Organization Training Academy 

    • B.

      Official Police Officer Training Association 

    • C.

      Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy 

    • D.

      Operations for Police Officer Training and Assessment

    Correct Answer
    C. Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy 
    Explanation
    Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy: This is the correct answer. OPOTA stands for Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, which is the official agency responsible for training and certifying law enforcement officers in the state of Ohio.

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  • 29. 

    Which is not an exception that property will not be returned to victim immediately 

    • A.

      Ownership of property is being disputed

    • B.

      Prosecutor certified to the court the need to retain property rather than photograph  it 

    • C.

      Property is damaged 

    • D.

      Judge grants the defendants motion to use property as their defense 

    Correct Answer
    C. Property is damaged 
    Explanation
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  • 30. 

    Submitting due to manipulation or verbal pressure 

    • A.

      Coercion

    • B.

      Compliance 

    • C.

      Tort

    • D.

      Persuasion 

    Correct Answer
    A. Coercion
    Explanation
    Coercion refers to the act of using force or threats to make someone do something against their will. In this context, the explanation for the correct answer "Coercion" is that it aligns with the situation described in the question, where someone is submitting to something due to manipulation or verbal pressure. Coercion involves exerting control over someone through intimidation or force, which matches the scenario presented in the question.

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  • 31. 

    What are the some of the steps to the smith driving system?

    • A.

      Aim low, look ahead, keep your eyes moving, and leave yourself an out 

    • B.

      Aim high, look ahead, keep your eyes moving, leave yourself an out, and use headlights during the day

    • C.

      Aim high, look ahead, leave yourself an out, and don’t speed

    • D.

      Aim low, look ahead, leave yourself an out, get the big picture

    Correct Answer
    B. Aim high, look ahead, keep your eyes moving, leave yourself an out, and use headlights during the day
    Explanation
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  • 32. 

    Which is not a true statement about wearing your safety belt

    • A.

      Required by ORC 

    • B.

      Better vehicle control

    • C.

      Role model to community 

    • D.

      It is not required for on duty law enforcement 

    Correct Answer
    D. It is not required for on duty law enforcement 
    Explanation
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  • 33. 

    Usually cause by excessive speed the vehicle has tendency to continue in straight line due to loss of traction in front tires 

    • A.

      Understeering 

    • B.

      Skid steering 

    • C.

      Over steering 

    • D.

      Counter steering 

    Correct Answer
    A. Understeering 
    Explanation
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  • 34. 

    The method to get out of a skid is ___________ steering, by steering in direction of the skid or intended path of travel

    • A.

      Counter 

    • B.

      Over

    • C.

      Under 

    • D.

      Evasive 

    Correct Answer
    A. Counter 
    Explanation
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  • 35. 

     What is not an acceptable movement for steering methods?

    • A.

      Shuffle steering 

    • B.

      Hand over hand 

    • C.

      Counter steering 

    • D.

      Evasive steering 

    Correct Answer
    C. Counter steering 
    Explanation
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  • 36. 

    ___________ comes from frequent use of brakes and not enough time for proper cooling 

    • A.

      Front wheel lock up 

    • B.

      Brake fade 

    • C.

      Rear wheel lock up

    • D.

      All wheel lock up

    Correct Answer
    B. Brake fade 
    Explanation
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  • 37. 

    What should not try to do when backing up in vehicle 

    • A.

      Change speed to help focus 

    • B.

      Turn vehicle around to go forward instead

    • C.

      Back in a straight line if possible 

    • D.

      Turn body to right, look over shoulder, look through rear window or rear mirror 

    Correct Answer
    A. Change speed to help focus 
    Explanation
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  • 38. 

    Which is not part of the acceptable methods when clearing an intersection

    • A.

      Allow others to adjust 

    • B.

      Change siren patterns to attract attention 

    • C.

      Never assume intersection is clear 

    • D.

      Always come to a complete stop at every intersection 

    Correct Answer
    D. Always come to a complete stop at every intersection 
    Explanation
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  • 39. 

    Which is a way to reduce injury/property damage when collision is imminent 

    • A.

      Aim for the side without any passengers 

    • B.

      Steer to rear

    • C.

      Aim head on 

    • D.

      Steer to front 

    Correct Answer
    B. Steer to rear
    Explanation
    When collision is imminent, steering to the rear is a way to reduce injury and property damage. By steering to the rear, the impact is distributed over a larger area of the vehicle, which can help absorb some of the force and reduce the severity of the collision. This technique can also help to avoid hitting other vehicles or objects head-on, which could result in more damage and potential injuries.

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  • 40. 

    Primary consideration for discontinuing vehicle pursuit is... 

    • A.

      Patrol vehicle condition 

    • B.

      Location

    • C.

      Speed of pursuit

    • D.

      Public safety and yourself

    Correct Answer
    D. Public safety and yourself
    Explanation
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  • 41. 

    What are the main responsibilities when responding to crime in progress

    • A.

      Respond in most safe and tactical manner, secure scene, preliminary investigation 

    • B.

      Respond, secure scene, preliminary investigation

    • C.

      Respond quietly if possible, secure scene, preliminary investigation 

    • D.

      Respond in most tactical manner, secure scene, preliminary investigation 

    Correct Answer
    A. Respond in most safe and tactical manner, secure scene, preliminary investigation 
    Explanation
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  • 42. 

    What are the types of surveillance 

    • A.

      Mobile-foot, mobile-vehicle, fixed/stationary 

    • B.

      Mobile and fixed/stationary 

    • C.

      Foot and vehicle 

    • D.

      Mobile and stationary/fixed 

    Correct Answer
    A. Mobile-foot, mobile-vehicle, fixed/stationary 
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  • 43. 

    If alone and a search needs to be done you should...

    • A.

      Never do searches alone 

    • B.

      Do it as quickly as possible 

    • C.

      Stop, look, and listen to environment 

    • D.

      Only search alone during daytime

    Correct Answer
    C. Stop, look, and listen to environment 
    Explanation
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  • 44. 

    If two officers are doing a search how should the search be done 

    • A.

      Both search as quickly as possible

    • B.

      One search officer and one cover

    • C.

      One search and one search/keep watch

    • D.

      Both search/keep watch

    Correct Answer
    B. One search officer and one cover
    Explanation
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  • 45. 

    Which is not a reason for stolen vehicles

    • A.

      Commit other crimes

    • B.

      Theft for profit 

    • C.

      Drugs/drug trafficking 

    • D.

      Owner give ups 

    Correct Answer
    C. Drugs/drug trafficking 
    Explanation
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  • 46. 

    What is a not common indicator associated with stolen vehicles?

    • A.

      Number of occupants in vehicle

    • B.

      Condition of vehicle

    • C.

      License plate irregularities 

    • D.

      Abnormal driving behavior 

    Correct Answer
    A. Number of occupants in vehicle
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  • 47. 

    Method of establishing stolen vehicle

    • A.

      License plate matches Registration, registration matches VIN

    • B.

      License plate matches VIN, VIN matches registration 

    • C.

      VIN matches license plate 

    • D.

      License plate match FID, FID matches registration

    Correct Answer
    A. License plate matches Registration, registration matches VIN
    Explanation
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  • 48. 

    Misuse of LEADS is...

    • A.

      F5

    • B.

      M1

    • C.

      F1

    • D.

      F4

    Correct Answer
    A. F5
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  • 49. 

    LEADS is for...

    • A.

      Law enforcement purpose only 

    • B.

      Public use

    • C.

      Criminal justice purpose only 

    • D.

      Peace officers 

    Correct Answer
    C. Criminal justice purpose only 
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  • 50. 

    OHLEG is for...

    • A.

      Law enforcement purposes only 

    • B.

      Peace officers only 

    • C.

      Criminal justice/law enforcement purpose only 

    • D.

      Criminal justice purpose only 

    Correct Answer
    C. Criminal justice/law enforcement purpose only 
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