How Much Do You Actually Know About Custody Officer?

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A Custody Officer is a certified constable authorized to arrest the suspect or culprit engaged in crime and responsible for taking care of arrested persons brought in custody. Under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act(PACE), a custody officer has the power to search and seize the evidence. Take this quiz to your knowledge and learn about the rules, procedures and role of a custody officer. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Custody staff are authorized to enforce adult county correctional facility rules and regulations. Means to enforce such rules and regulations that do not need express permission by the Administrator or staff member of the rank of Sergeant or above include which of the following: I.    Constructive Authority II.   Physical Force III.  Mechanical Force IV. Physical Contact
    • A. 

      II AND III

    • B. 

      III AND IV

    • C. 

      I AND IV

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The use of arm bars and wrist locks are examples of physical contact.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are examples of Constructive authority: I.   verbal commands II.  gestures III. electronic control device IV. unholstering a weapon
    • A. 

      All of the above

    • B. 

      I, II, AND III

    • C. 

      I, III, AND IV

    • D. 

      I, II, AND IV

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are true in regard to using of force: I.    A custody staff member may use the amount of force reasonably necessary II.   If an individual resists force may be increased III.  If the individual submits the degree of force used may be increased IV.  If the individual resists the use of force additional force may be used as means of discipline 
    • A. 

      II AND III

    • B. 

      I AND IV

    • C. 

      I AND III

    • D. 

      I AND II

  • 5. 
    Following the use of physical force, written reports shall be prepared and completed by the custody staff members involved within 24 hours.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Deadly force is justified if you reasonably believe that the force is necessary to protect the person or another from imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    In no case shall use of force be justified as a means of punishment or discipline.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    To enforce adult county correctional facility regulations where expressly permitted by facility regulations or in situations where a custody staff member with the rank of Lieutenant or above believes that failure of the inmate to comply with regulations constitutes an immediate threat to personal safety or correctional facility security.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Examples of non-deadly force include which of the following: I.    Constructive Authority II.   Physical Force III.  Mechanical Force IV.  Physical Contact
    • A. 

      All of the above

    • B. 

      I AND II

    • C. 

      II AND IV

    • D. 

      II AND III

  • 10. 
    Examples of mechanical force include: I.   Use of a baton II.  Use of canine III. Use of a shotgun IV. Use of a chemical or natural agent
    • A. 

      I, II, AND IIII

    • B. 

      II, III, AND IV

    • C. 

      I, III, AND IV

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    When the custody staff member _______________ that deadly force is immediately necessary to prevent the escape of an inmate committed to a correctional facility, deadly force ________ to detain the person charged with, or convicted of an offense, provided that the custody staff member reasonably believes that the force employed creates ___________ of injury to innocent persons.
    • A. 

      Determines, may be used, no probable risk

    • B. 

      Reasonably believes, may not be used, no substantial risk

    • C. 

      Reasonably believes, may be used, no substantial risk

    • D. 

      Has propbale cause, may be used, no substantial risk

  • 12. 
    Whenever feasible, the custody staff member shall contact the central control of the adult county correctional facility to request assistance before engaging in any use of force that reasonably could result in serious bodily harm.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    A custody staff member shall not fire a weapon solely to disable a moving vehicle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The custody staff member shall not discharge a firearm if there is a substantial risk of injury to innocent persons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    A custody staff member is under no obligation to ____________ when resistance is encountered or threatened. However, a custody staff member shall not resort to the use of deadly force if the custody staff member reasonably believes that an alternative to the use of _________ will avert or eliminate an imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm, and achieve the law enforcement objective at no increased risk to the custody staff member or another person.
    • A. 

      Take action, deadly force

    • B. 

      Retreat or desist, mechanical force

    • C. 

      Retreat or desist, deadly force

    • D. 

      Take action, mechanical force

  • 16. 
    Deadly force shall not be used against persons whose conduct is injurious only to themselves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Deadly force ___________ against persons other than inmates when the custody staff member reasonably believes that the person presents an imminent threat of death or serious bodily harm __________________.
    • A. 

      May be used, to the staff member or another person

    • B. 

      May not be used, only to the staff member

    • C. 

      May be used, only to the staff member

    • D. 

      May not be used, to the staff member or another person

  • 18. 
    In situations where a violation of law is suspected, _______________ of harm to an individual or destruction of property is present, the custody staff member shall _________________ the central control of the adult county correctional facility.
    • A. 

      But imminent danger, immediately contact

    • B. 

      But no imminent danger, immediately contact

    • C. 

      But no imminent danger, as soon as practicable contact

    • D. 

      But imminent danger, as soon as practicable contact

  • 19. 
    Prior to being permitted to carry a firearm on-duty, custody staff shall have: I.   Taken and successfully completed the P.T.C. approved the basic course for county correction officers  II.  Taken and successfully completed a firearms training course at a P.T.C. approved training facility III. Been sworn as peace officers by taking the oath of office and completing the Oath of Office form
    • A. 

      I AND III

    • B. 

      I AND II

    • C. 

      II AND III

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    Which of the following are not true in regard to custody staff members law enforcement powers while off-duty: I.   Are not required to exercise those powers or to carry firearms during off-duty hours II.  Utmost caution shall be exercised to determine when and under what conditions to use force III. Must take the action which he or she determines to be least dangerous or harmful to persons or property IV. Must exercise those powers and carry firearms during off-duty hours
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      IV

  • 21. 
    The custody staff member shall immediately contact the shift commander and shall write a special report when the custody staff member participated in or witnessed an incident in which: I.    A firearm was discharged outside of the firing range area II.   A use of force resulted in death or serious bodily harm III.  A firearm was exhibited as a means of constructive authority IV.  An individual alleges that serious bodily harm has been inflicted
    • A. 

      All of the above

    • B. 

      I, II, AND III

    • C. 

      II, III, AND IV

    • D. 

      I, II, AND IV

  • 22. 
    Which of the following are true in regard to drawing or exhibiting a firearm: I.   For maintenance of the firearm II.  In order to demonstrate usage during tours of the facility III. As a means of constructive authority IV. A reasonable belief it's necessary in the performance of the custody staff member's duties
    • A. 

      All of the above

    • B. 

      None of the above

    • C. 

      I, II, AND III

    • D. 

      I, III, AND IV

  • 23. 
    In any case that a custody staff member uses force to control an individual, the minimum force possible that is objectively reasonable under the totality of the circumstances shall be used, consistent with facility procedures.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The use of non-deadly force against persons is not justified for which of the following? I.   To protect self or others against the use of unlawful force II.  To protect self or others against death or serious bodily harm III. To prevent serious damage to property IV. To prevent the passage of contraband
    • A. 

      All of the above

    • B. 

      I, III, AND IV

    • C. 

      II, III, AND IV

    • D. 

      I, II, AND III

  • 25. 
    Which of the following are examples of physical force? I.   wrestling a resisting individual to the ground II.  unholstering of a weapon III. using wrist locks or arm locks IV. use of canines
    • A. 

      I AND III

    • B. 

      II AND IV

    • C. 

      I AND II

    • D. 

      III AND IV

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