Week 4 Use Of Force Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What are the  judicial system standards used to measure the justification for the use of force by an officer
    • A. 

      A) Was the use of force in compliance with VA Use of Force Regulations

    • B. 

      B) Was the officer's use of control methods initiated by the subjects resistance?

    • C. 

      C) Was the use of force a necessity

    • D. 

      D) Was the level of physical force used by the officer necessary and not excessive when considering the type of resistance offered by the subject?

    • E. 

      E) Options b and d

  • 2. 
    Which is NOT a type of force recognized by the courts 
    • A. 

      Non-Lethal

    • B. 

      Lethal

    • C. 

      Deadly Physical Force

    • D. 

      Excessive

  • 3. 
    Excessive force may be the result of: select all that apply
    • A. 

      Accident

    • B. 

      Lapse of Training

    • C. 

      Misconduct

    • D. 

      Honest Mistake

  • 4. 
    Using force models, courts examine Use of Force from the perspective of?
    • A. 

      Restraint, Injury & Control

    • B. 

      Restraint, Incident & Tactics

    • C. 

      Resistance, Injury & Control

    • D. 

      A reasonable person's objective view with the totality of circumstances

  • 5. 
    The purpose for the Force Models in the Force Continuum is to provide officers with guidance on proper use of force documentation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The VA Use of Force policy  (Select the Correct Statements - May be More than one)
    • A. 

      Is consistent with Department of Justice Use of Force Policy

    • B. 

      Is defined in VA Policy Handbook Section 450

    • C. 

      Is a strictly defined set of circumstances and consistent with national standards

    • D. 

      Is guided by the Courts  - Graham v. Connor (1989)

  • 7. 
    Types of force recognized by the courts ? (Select Correct Answers - May be more than one)
    • A. 

      Excessive

    • B. 

      Justified

    • C. 

      Non-Lethal

    • D. 

      Lethal

  • 8. 
    Occurs when the suspect resorts to non-verbal actions in an attempt to intimidate the officer.
    • A. 

      Resistive Dialogue

    • B. 

      Defensive Physical Resistance

    • C. 

      Psychological Intimidation

    • D. 

      Officer Presence / Verbal Presence

  • 9. 
    This form of aggression is a physical assault on the officer in which the subject strikes or uses techniques that may result in injury to the officer or other people.
    • A. 

      Aggravated Active Physical Aggression

    • B. 

      Defensive Physical Resistance

    • C. 

      Passive Physical Resistance

    • D. 

      Active Physical Resistance

  • 10. 
    Can resolve the majority of situations.
    • A. 

      Verbal Intervention

    • B. 

      Officer Presence/Verbal Direction

    • C. 

      Soft Empty Hand Control

    • D. 

      Intermediate Weapon Control

  • 11. 
    Applied when lower forms of control have failed or when not applicable. 
    • A. 

      Hard Empty Hand Control

    • B. 

      Intermediate Weapon Control

    • C. 

      Methods employing the use of OC or the baton

    • D. 

      Deadly Force

  • 12. 
    Methods employing the use of OC or the baton are which Step in the Use of Force Continuum
    • A. 

      Step 4

    • B. 

      Step 2

    • C. 

      Step 5

    • D. 

      Step 6

  • 13. 
    Which of the following Elements of Jeopardy MUST be present  to justify the use of Deadly Force ? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Capability

    • B. 

      Culpability

    • C. 

      Opportunity

    • D. 

      Intent

  • 14. 
    Which Two Factors MUST be met for justification of the use of Deadly Force to prevent the escape of a fleeing felon?
    • A. 

      The subject has committed a felony involving the infliction or threatened infliction of serious physical injury or death

    • B. 

      The public safety benefits of using such force reasonably appears to outweigh any risk to the officer or the public

    • C. 

      The escape of the subject would pose an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury to the officer or another person

    • D. 

      Facts and circumstances, including reasonable inferences drawn there from, known to the officer at the time of the use of deadly force would cause a reasonable officer to conclude that the point as issue was probably true.

  • 15. 
    "Imminent" as referenced in the use of deadly force is defined as the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Not a fixed moment in time

    • B. 

      Elastic (depends on circumstances) 

    • C. 

      Instantaneous decisions that encompass many factors

    • D. 

      Likely to occur at any moment

  • 16. 
    The decision to use deadly force will involve: Select ALL that apply:
    • A. 

      Likelihood that the subject will use deadly force if such force is not used by the officer

    • B. 

      The capabilities of the officer

    • C. 

      The officer's knowledge that the subject will likely acquiesce (to give up, comply with) an arrest if the officer uses lesser force or no force at all.

    • D. 

      The subject's access to cover and weapons

  • 17. 
    All Use of Force Incidents will generate a detailed report. The following is NOT true in regards to this report:
    • A. 

      A copy of the report will be faxed to the LETC within 24 hours of completion.

    • B. 

      A copy of the report will be faxed to the LETC within 36 hours of completion.

    • C. 

      VA OS&LE will review use of force reports in VAPS

  • 18. 
    Use of Force notifications will be made to: Select the correct options:
    • A. 

      Supervisor

    • B. 

      VA Medical Center Director

    • C. 

      FBI & Local Police

    • D. 

      VA OS & LE (Office of Safety and Law Enforcement)

    • E. 

      Chief of Police

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