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This is the hardest trivia question quiz law enforcement in the United States! The first police to be established was in Philadelphia and New York, and they were charged with enforcing the law of the land and keeping citizens safe. Take this exciting quiz and get to see just how skilled you are as a law enforcement officer. All the best!


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  • 1. 

    ______________________ management is a characteristic of police leadership within community policing model.    

    • A.

      Administrative

    • B.

      Change

    • C.

      Bureaucratic

    • D.

      Maintenance

    Correct Answer
    B. Change
    Explanation
    Page 172 Table 6.2 Comm Based Policing

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  • 2. 

    Gang related activity typically instills fear throughout a community, thereby preventing potential witnesses from coming forward.  This situation demonstrates the need for police to:  

    • A.

      Develop open lines of communication with community members

    • B.

      Make community members accountable for their actions and inactions

    • C.

      Promote the use of Crime Stoppers

    • D.

      Seed adequate funding to address crime

    Correct Answer
    A. Develop open lines of communication with community members
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to develop open lines of communication with community members. This is because gang-related activity often creates fear within a community, which can discourage potential witnesses from coming forward. By developing open lines of communication, the police can build trust and rapport with community members, making them more likely to share information and cooperate in solving crimes. This approach can help to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community, ultimately leading to a safer and more secure environment for everyone.

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  • 3. 

    As a subculture, police officers tend to socialize with other officers and isolate from family and friends.  According to Community based strategic policing in Canada, in which of the following assignments is this behaviour most likely to be reduced?

    • A.

      School Liaison Officer

    • B.

      Professional Standards

    • C.

      Intelligence Unit

    • D.

      General Patrol

    Correct Answer
    A. School Liaison Officer
    Explanation
    Police officers tend to socialize with other officers and isolate from family and friends as a subculture. The School Liaison Officer assignment is most likely to reduce this behavior because it involves working closely with the community, specifically with schools and students. This assignment requires building relationships and interacting with a diverse range of individuals, including students, parents, and school staff. By being actively involved in the community and establishing connections outside of the police subculture, the School Liaison Officer assignment can help reduce the tendency to isolate from family and friends.

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  • 4. 

    According to COMMUNITY BASED STRATEGIC POLICING IN CANADA, which of the following statements with respect to officers resistance to community policing is correct?

    • A.

      Only officer who support community - policing principles should work in this field

    • B.

      Resistance is more prevalent in larger police services

    • C.

      Resistance is due solely to the lack of time to do community policing

    • D.

      Shifting from law enforcement to service delivery is challenging for most officers

    Correct Answer
    D. Shifting from law enforcement to service delivery is challenging for most officers
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that shifting from law enforcement to service delivery is challenging for most officers. This means that many officers find it difficult to transition from focusing solely on enforcing laws to providing a broader range of services to the community. This resistance may stem from various factors such as a lack of training or understanding of community policing principles. It suggests that not all officers may be suitable for working in the field of community policing and that additional support and resources may be needed to facilitate this transition.

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  • 5. 

    What does COMMUNITY BASED STRATEGIC POLICING IN CANADA suggest about community members involvement in community policing initiatives

    • A.

      The role of the community is clearly defined in the Ontario Police Services Act

    • B.

      The one residents most likely to be policed are least likely to participate

    • C.

      Police must insure that there is equal representation from all segments of the community

    • D.

      Police should minimize participation from special interest groups

    Correct Answer
    C. Police must insure that there is equal representation from all segments of the community
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that community members should be equally represented in community policing initiatives. This means that all segments of the community, regardless of their background or characteristics, should have a fair and equal opportunity to participate in these initiatives. This ensures that the perspectives and needs of all community members are taken into account and that the policing efforts are inclusive and representative of the entire community.

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  • 6. 

    Within the community policing framework, the role of the police is to:

    • A.

      Work with other departments to reduce crime

    • B.

      Solve Crime

    • C.

      Secure public support

    • D.

      Take a problem solving approach to crime

    Correct Answer
    D. Take a problem solving approach to crime
    Explanation
    Within the community policing framework, the role of the police is to take a problem-solving approach to crime. This means that they focus not only on reacting to crime but also on identifying and addressing the underlying issues that contribute to crime in the community. By working collaboratively with other departments, the police can gather information, analyze patterns, and develop strategies to prevent and reduce crime. Additionally, by securing public support, the police can build trust and cooperation within the community, which is essential for effective crime prevention and solving.

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  • 7. 

    The primary purpose of the scanning stage of problem-solving process is to:

    • A.

      Access the extent to which a community mobilization is required

    • B.

      Conduct a preliminary inquiry to determine whether a problem exists and whether further analysis is required

    • C.

      Determine the cause, scope and impact of the problem

    • D.

      Develop an appropriate response to an identified crime problem

    Correct Answer
    B. Conduct a preliminary inquiry to determine whether a problem exists and whether further analysis is required
    Explanation
    The scanning stage of the problem-solving process is conducted to conduct a preliminary inquiry and determine whether a problem actually exists. It helps in gathering initial information and assessing the situation to determine if further analysis is required. This stage is crucial in identifying and understanding the problem before proceeding to develop an appropriate response.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is the LEAST effective indicator of performance for a police service that is practicing community policing? 

    • A.

      Community members attitudes towards police

    • B.

      Morale & attitudes of police service members

    • C.

      Reduced response times to calls for service

    • D.

      The extent to which the police service as been successful in developing community partnerships

    Correct Answer
    C. Reduced response times to calls for service
    Explanation
    Reduced response times to calls for service is the least effective indicator of performance for a police service practicing community policing because community policing focuses on building relationships and partnerships with the community. While quick response times are important, they do not necessarily reflect the effectiveness of community policing efforts. Community members' attitudes towards police, morale and attitudes of police service members, and the success in developing community partnerships are more relevant indicators as they directly reflect the level of trust, collaboration, and engagement between the police service and the community.

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  • 9. 

    While investigating a break and enter at a used car dealership, an officer suggests to the owner that surveillance cameras be installed in the property.  This suggestion is a good example of:

    • A.

      Crime prevention through environmental design

    • B.

      Entrance screening

    • C.

      Environmental scanning

    • D.

      A neighbourhood watch program

    Correct Answer
    A. Crime prevention through environmental design
    Explanation
    The suggestion to install surveillance cameras in the property is a good example of crime prevention through environmental design. This approach aims to reduce crime by modifying the physical environment to make it less attractive to criminals. By installing surveillance cameras, the dealership can deter potential break-ins and provide evidence in case of any criminal activity. This proactive measure enhances the security of the property and helps prevent crimes from occurring.

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  • 10. 

    An approach to identify short term crime solving and community needs:

    • A.

      Proactive Approach

    • B.

      Community Service Approach

    • C.

      POP (a strategy that advocated that police examine the underlying or root cause of recurring incidents of crime and disorder - Goldstein)

    Correct Answer
    A. Proactive Approach
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Proactive Approach." This approach focuses on taking preventive measures and anticipating potential crimes before they occur. It involves proactive policing strategies such as increased patrols, targeted enforcement, and community engagement to deter criminal activity. By being proactive, law enforcement can address crime patterns and community needs in a timely manner, ultimately leading to more effective crime solving and improved community safety.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following statements provides an accurate description of community policing? 

    • A.

      Community policing is a replacement of traditional policing

    • B.

      Community policing is a strategy that involves partnering with the community

    • C.

      Community policing is an approach for solving all types of criminal activity

    • D.

      Community policing is the sole responsibility of the police service

    Correct Answer
    B. Community policing is a strategy that involves partnering with the community
    Explanation
    Community policing is a strategy that involves partnering with the community. This means that community policing is not a replacement for traditional policing, but rather a complementary approach that emphasizes collaboration between law enforcement and the community. It recognizes that the community plays a crucial role in preventing and solving crimes, and encourages active participation and engagement from community members. By working together, law enforcement and the community can develop trust, address community concerns, and create safer neighborhoods.

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  • 12. 

    Problem oriented policing is the primary component of community policing and focuses on 

    • A.

      Examining underlying causes of crime

    • B.

      Managing each problem in isolation

    • C.

      Risk avoidance

    • D.

      Taking ownership of a problem

    Correct Answer
    A. Examining underlying causes of crime
    Explanation
    Problem oriented policing is the primary component of community policing because it involves examining the underlying causes of crime. This approach aims to address the root causes of criminal behavior rather than just responding to individual incidents. By understanding the factors that contribute to crime, law enforcement can develop targeted strategies and interventions to prevent and reduce criminal activity in the community. This approach also emphasizes collaboration between law enforcement, community members, and other stakeholders to develop effective solutions.

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  • 13. 

    COMMUNITY BASED STRATEGIC POLICING IN CANADA identifies a multiple-step process for developing police-community partnerships, first of which is to 

    • A.

      Initiate dialogue

    • B.

      Organize community meetings

    • C.

      Identify potential partners

    • D.

      Conduct and environmental scan

    Correct Answer
    C. Identify potential partners
    Explanation
    The first step in developing police-community partnerships in Canada is to identify potential partners. This involves identifying individuals, organizations, or groups within the community who have a vested interest in creating a safer and more inclusive community. By identifying potential partners, the police can establish relationships and collaborate with these stakeholders to address community concerns, develop effective strategies, and implement community-based strategic policing initiatives. This step is crucial as it lays the foundation for building trust, promoting collaboration, and fostering a sense of ownership and responsibility within the community.

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  • 14. 

    According to the CPTED 'crime triangle', what are the three elements that must be present in order for crime to occur?

    • A.

      Victim, opportunity, offender

    • B.

      Crime, victim, offender

    • C.

      Victim, opportunity, location

    • D.

      Offender, victim, location

    Correct Answer
    D. Offender, victim, location
    Explanation
    The three elements that must be present in order for crime to occur, according to the CPTED 'crime triangle', are offender, victim, and location. This means that there must be someone willing to commit the crime (offender), a target or someone who can be victimized (victim), and a place or environment where the crime can take place (location). These three elements interact with each other and contribute to the occurrence of a crime.

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  • 15. 

    You have been assigned to oversee a new storefront police station.  You are planning a community meeting to get to know the local business owners and residents.  This format will provide the community members an opportunity to voice their needs and concerns which, in turn, will assist you in:

    • A.

      Improving the police service image

    • B.

      Reducing fear inter community

    • C.

      Enhancing police intelligence

    • D.

      Developing a community profile

    Correct Answer
    D. Developing a community profile
    Explanation
    By organizing a community meeting and giving the local business owners and residents an opportunity to voice their needs and concerns, you will be able to gather valuable information about the community. This information will help you in developing a community profile, which includes understanding the demographics, socio-economic factors, and specific needs of the community. This profile will be beneficial in tailoring the police services to better serve the community and address their concerns effectively.

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  • 16. 

    Problem solving models vary, but the basic process is the same.  according to COMMUNITY BASED STRATEGIC POLICING IN CANADA, the first step should always be to: 

    • A.

      Identify the problem

    • B.

      Analyse the problem

    • C.

      Prioritize the problem

    • D.

      Identify and barriers to solving the problem

    Correct Answer
    A. Identify the problem
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to identify the problem. This is the first step in the problem-solving process according to COMMUNITY BASED STRATEGIC POLICING IN CANADA. Before any analysis or prioritization can take place, it is important to clearly identify and define the problem at hand. This allows for a focused and effective approach to finding a solution.

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  • 17. 

    Research indicates that higher levels of education can enhance performance of front line officers.  Which of the following is not a benefit

    • A.

      Officers are ore sensitive to visible minorities

    • B.

      Officers generate fewer complaints

    • C.

      Officers make better supervisors

    • D.

      Officers have greater ability to process information

    Correct Answer
    C. Officers make better supervisors
    Explanation
    The given question asks for the option that is not a benefit of higher levels of education for front line officers. The options "Officers are more sensitive to visible minorities," "Officers generate fewer complaints," and "Officers have greater ability to process information" all suggest positive outcomes of higher education. However, the option "Officers make better supervisors" does not directly relate to the benefits of education for front line officers. Therefore, it is the correct answer.

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  • 18. 

    According to Community Policing, Section 31(1) of the Police Services Act identifies the duties of the Police Services Board which include:

    • A.

      Appointing the members of the municipal police force

    • B.

      Establishing the priorities and objectives of the police services in consultation with the chief of police

    • C.

      Recruiting and hiring the chief of police

    • D.

      Allocating and administering police services budgets

    • E.

      Both C and D

    • F.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    F. All of the above
    Explanation
    Community Policing Page 27. Para 4
    NOTE: Section 31(1) PSA says nothing about budges and research found that Municipal Counsel approves budgets so please read question to see where they are referencing.

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  • 19. 

    Following an incident in which a gay person was arrested and search in public place, members of the gay community challenged the police with respect to their actions.  According to Community Based Strategic Policing in Canada, what key benefit could be served by the police service having a cultural resource unit?    

    • A.

      To minimize allegations of excessive use of force

    • B.

      To ward off lawsuits from special interest groups

    • C.

      To aid in diffusing interest-based tensions

    • D.

      To meet provincial legislation requirements

    Correct Answer
    C. To aid in diffusing interest-based tensions
    Explanation
    A cultural resource unit within the police service could aid in diffusing interest-based tensions within the gay community and the police. By having a unit dedicated to understanding and engaging with different cultural groups, the police can build trust and improve communication with the gay community. This can help address any misunderstandings or conflicts that may arise, reducing tension and promoting a more peaceful relationship between the police and the community.

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  • 20. 

    A key strategy to identify short term priorities for addressing crime, and to affirm the public's support of the police mandate is known as 

    • A.

      Community Consultation

    • B.

      Interagency cooperation

    • C.

      Problem-oriented Policing

    • D.

      The pro-active approach

    Correct Answer
    A. Community Consultation
    Explanation
    Community consultation is a key strategy to identify short term priorities for addressing crime and to affirm the public's support of the police mandate. This approach involves actively engaging with community members and stakeholders to gather their input and perspectives on crime-related issues. It helps to establish a collaborative relationship between the police and the community, ensuring that the priorities and concerns of the public are taken into account when developing crime prevention strategies. By involving the community in decision-making processes, community consultation promotes transparency, trust, and accountability, ultimately leading to more effective crime prevention efforts.

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  • 21. 

    Residents of an apartment complex have been experiencing an increasing number of problems with young persons, including drugs, alcohol and mischief to property.  A community meeting is planned to look more closely at this problem.  A trained facilitator will lead discussion to indentify and analyze the problem.  This model of problem solving is referred to as the 

    • A.

      Expert model

    • B.

      Democratic model

    • C.

      Collaborative model

    • D.

      Informative model

    Correct Answer
    C. Collaborative model
    Explanation
    The collaborative model of problem solving is the most suitable explanation for the given answer. In this model, a trained facilitator leads a discussion among the residents to identify and analyze the problem collectively. This approach involves active participation from all stakeholders, encouraging them to share their perspectives and work together towards finding solutions. The collaborative model fosters a sense of community and empowers individuals to take ownership of the problem-solving process.

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  • 22. 

    Police services that actively recruit women, visible and cultural minorities are doing so primarily: 

    • A.

      In response to a shortage of white-male applicants

    • B.

      To meet legislative hiring quotas

    • C.

      To pacify activist groups in their community

    • D.

      To reflect the diversity of their communities

    Correct Answer
    D. To reflect the diversity of their communities
    Explanation
    Police services that actively recruit women, visible and cultural minorities are doing so primarily to reflect the diversity of their communities. By actively seeking out individuals from different backgrounds, police services are able to better understand and connect with the diverse communities they serve. This helps to build trust and improve relationships between the police and the community, leading to more effective policing and better outcomes for all residents.

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  • 23. 

    In the context of community policing, the Association of Black Law Enforcers (ABLE), member of the gay community and the media are examples of:

    • A.

      Special interest groups

    • B.

      Lobby groups

    • C.

      Key players

    • D.

      Anti-police organizations

    Correct Answer
    C. Key players
    Explanation
    The Association of Black Law Enforcers (ABLE), member of the gay community, and the media are considered key players in the context of community policing. These groups have a significant influence and impact on shaping and implementing policies and practices related to community policing. They play a crucial role in advocating for the rights and interests of their respective communities and collaborating with law enforcement agencies to ensure effective and inclusive policing strategies. Their involvement and engagement in community policing initiatives contribute to building trust, promoting diversity, and addressing social issues within communities.

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  • 24. 

    According to Community Based Strategic Policing in Canada, one of the most common barriers to effective problem solving is

    • A.

      Failing to communicate clear objectives

    • B.

      Failing to examine the problem in sufficient detail

    • C.

      Examining the symptom of the problem rather that the cause

    • D.

      Selecting an appropriate problem solving process

    Correct Answer
    B. Failing to examine the problem in sufficient detail
    Explanation
    Failing to examine the problem in sufficient detail is one of the most common barriers to effective problem solving according to Community Based Strategic Policing in Canada. This means that not thoroughly understanding the problem and its underlying causes can hinder the ability to come up with effective solutions. By not examining the problem in enough detail, important information may be missed, leading to ineffective problem solving efforts.

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  • 25. 

    All of the following are characteristics of a learning organization EXCEPT:

    • A.

      Risk avoidance and collaborative thinking

    • B.

      Opportunity to question longstanding policies and practices

    • C.

      Clarify for members roles in achieving objectives

    • D.

      Networking with external organizations

    Correct Answer
    A. Risk avoidance and collaborative thinking
    Explanation
    A learning organization is one that encourages risk-taking and innovation, as well as promotes collaborative thinking among its members. It provides opportunities for questioning and challenging longstanding policies and practices, and emphasizes clarity of roles in achieving objectives. Networking with external organizations is also a characteristic of a learning organization, as it helps in gaining new perspectives and knowledge. Therefore, the characteristic that does not align with a learning organization is "Risk avoidance and collaborative thinking."

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  • 26. 

    A community meeting has been called in response to an increasing number of complaints involving youth, most of which involve alcohol and mischief in the downtown core.  For what purpose should police gather and present crime statistics at this meeting?

    • A.

      To provide information on the underlying causes or conditions

    • B.

      To demonstrate that police are already practicing pro-active enforcement

    • C.

      To illustrate that the problem at this location is not any better or worse that in other areas

    • D.

      To support the need for increased enforcement

    Correct Answer
    A. To provide information on the underlying causes or conditions
    Explanation
    Police should gather and present crime statistics at the community meeting to provide information on the underlying causes or conditions. This will help the community understand why there is an increasing number of complaints involving youth, alcohol, and mischief in the downtown core. By analyzing the statistics, the police can identify patterns, trends, and factors contributing to the problem. This information can then be used to develop targeted strategies and interventions to address the root causes of the issue, rather than just focusing on enforcement.

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  • 27. 

    In response to an increasing number of child sexual assaults incidents, your police service is planning to gather information from a wide variety of community members to determine how best to respond.  This approach is best described as:

    • A.

      Auditing

    • B.

      Benchmarking

    • C.

      Environmental scanning

    • D.

      Best practices

    Correct Answer
    C. Environmental scanning
    Explanation
    Environmental scanning is the best description for the approach of gathering information from a wide variety of community members to determine how best to respond to child sexual assault incidents. Environmental scanning refers to the process of collecting and analyzing information about the external environment to identify potential opportunities and threats. In this case, gathering information from community members helps to understand the current situation and gather insights that can inform the police service's response to the issue.

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  • 28. 

    Your organization is planning to shift from traditional policing methods to a "service delivery" model of policing.  Which of the following would be LEAST effective in creating buy-in from officers?

    • A.

      Involving police officer planning and implementing programs

    • B.

      Consulting with only senior members in the development of policies and practices

    • C.

      Developing relevant criteria for performance evaluation

    • D.

      Providing the training and skills to do the job

    Correct Answer
    B. Consulting with only senior members in the development of policies and practices
    Explanation
    Consulting with only senior members in the development of policies and practices would be least effective in creating buy-in from officers because it excludes the input and perspectives of the frontline officers who will be directly affected by the shift to the service delivery model. In order to gain buy-in and support from officers, it is important to involve them in the planning and implementation of programs, consult with officers at all levels, develop relevant criteria for performance evaluation, and provide the necessary training and skills to effectively carry out their duties in the new model.

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  • 29. 

    A good business plan or strategic plan can provide a police service with a number of benefits, including all of the following EXCEPT:

    • A.

      A basis for assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of organizational practices

    • B.

      A barometer of the health of the organization

    • C.

      Focus for the organizational framework that determines organizational needs and practices

    • D.

      A long term perspective

    Correct Answer
    B. A barometer of the health of the organization
    Explanation
    A good business plan or strategic plan can provide a police service with a basis for assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of organizational practices, a focus for the organizational framework that determines organizational needs and practices, and a long-term perspective. However, it may not necessarily act as a barometer of the health of the organization. The health of an organization is often measured by other factors such as employee satisfaction, financial stability, and overall performance, which may not be directly addressed or evaluated through a business or strategic plan.

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  • 30. 

    In response to repeated incidents involving teenagers fighting at a local high school property a police service assigns an officer to attend at the this location on a regular basis.  This form of directed patrol is likely to achieve all of the following EXCEPT: 

    • A.

      A displacement of crime to other areas

    • B.

      An opportunity to pursue proactive policing

    • C.

      An increased level of cooperation and tryst between youth and police

    • D.

      An increased level of fear in the school community

    Correct Answer
    D. An increased level of fear in the school community
    Explanation
    Assigning a police officer to regularly attend a high school property in response to incidents of fighting is likely to achieve all of the listed outcomes except for an increased level of fear in the school community. The presence of a police officer can help deter and prevent further incidents of fighting, which can lead to a displacement of crime to other areas. It also provides an opportunity for proactive policing, as the officer can engage with students and address any potential issues. Additionally, the officer's regular presence can contribute to building cooperation and trust between youth and the police. However, it is unlikely to increase fear in the school community, as the officer's presence is intended to create a safer environment.

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  • 31. 

    According to Community Based Strategic Policing in Canada, there is evidence that foot patrols result in all of the following EXCEPT:

    • A.

      Increased job satisfaction for police officers

    • B.

      Reduced calls for service

    • C.

      Reduced citizens fear of crime

    • D.

      Decreased level of crime

    Correct Answer
    D. Decreased level of crime
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Decreased level of crime." The passage states that foot patrols result in all of the listed effects except for a decreased level of crime. This suggests that foot patrols may have positive impacts on job satisfaction for police officers, reduced calls for service, and reduced citizens' fear of crime. However, it does not necessarily lead to a direct decrease in the overall level of crime.

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  • 32. 

    In an effort to develop positive relations with teens, an officer attends a youth drop in centre.  The officer meets a 13 year old Asian youth who is experiencing language difficulties, performing below standards in school and whose parents recently divorced.  What conclusion can the officer draw about this individual?

    • A.

      This youth is a victim of neglect

    • B.

      This youth is at risk for criminal activity

    • C.

      This youth is abusing alcohol and/or drugs

    • D.

      This youth is suffering from a learning disability

    Correct Answer
    B. This youth is at risk for criminal activity
    Explanation
    Based on the information provided, the officer can conclude that this youth is at risk for criminal activity. The combination of language difficulties, poor academic performance, and recent parental divorce can contribute to feelings of frustration, isolation, and potentially lead to engaging in criminal behavior as a means of coping or seeking attention.

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  • 33. 

    Members from a variety of community groups are invited to share their views on 'how to improve delivery of policing services.  A facilitator will ensure that everyone is provided the opportunity to be heard.  Which of the following best describes the format of this event?

    • A.

      Ad-hoc committee

    • B.

      Community Survey

    • C.

      Community Profile

    • D.

      Focus Group

    Correct Answer
    D. Focus Group
    Explanation
    The format of the event described in the question is a focus group. In a focus group, members from different community groups are invited to share their views on a specific topic, in this case, how to improve the delivery of policing services. A facilitator is present to ensure that everyone is given the opportunity to be heard. This format allows for a more in-depth discussion and exploration of ideas compared to other options such as an ad-hoc committee, community survey, or community profile.

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  • 34. 

    The four components of the PARE model are:

    • A.

      Problem identification, analysis, response, evaluation

    • B.

      Probing, analysis, response, evaluation

    • C.

      Probing, assessment, reports, evaluation

    • D.

      Problem Identification, analysis, response and response investigation

    Correct Answer
    A. Problem identification, analysis, response, evaluation
    Explanation
    The PARE model consists of four components: problem identification, analysis, response, and evaluation. These components represent the steps involved in addressing and resolving a problem. First, the problem needs to be identified and clearly defined. Then, a thorough analysis of the problem is conducted to understand its root causes and potential solutions. Based on the analysis, an appropriate response is formulated and implemented. Finally, the effectiveness of the response is evaluated to determine if the problem has been adequately addressed. This systematic approach ensures that problems are properly identified, analyzed, and resolved.

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  • 35. 

    What are the 3 R's of Traditional Patrol Practice?

    • A.

      Random patrol, rapid response, and reactive investigation

    • B.

      Random patrol, reconnaissance and recovery

    • C.

      Rapid response, rescue and relief

    • D.

      Random patrol, reactive call delivery and response investigation

    Correct Answer
    A. Random patrol, rapid response, and reactive investigation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Random patrol, rapid response, and reactive investigation." These three R's are key components of traditional patrol practice. Random patrol refers to the practice of officers patrolling an area without a set pattern or schedule, which helps to deter crime and maintain a visible police presence. Rapid response involves quickly responding to emergency calls or incidents to provide immediate assistance. Reactive investigation refers to the process of investigating crimes after they have occurred, gathering evidence and identifying suspects. These three practices work together to ensure public safety and maintain law and order.

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  • 36. 

    What are the 3 P's in community policing? 

    • A.

      Protection, privacy and perfection

    • B.

      Prevention, problem solving and partnership

    • C.

      Police, pistols and pretence

    • D.

      Politics, perseverance and protection

    Correct Answer
    B. Prevention, problem solving and partnership
    Explanation
    The correct answer is prevention, problem solving, and partnership. Community policing aims to prevent crime through proactive measures, such as implementing strategies and programs to address potential issues before they escalate. Problem solving involves identifying and resolving the root causes of crime and disorder in collaboration with community members. Partnership refers to the cooperation and collaboration between law enforcement agencies and community members, working together to create safer neighborhoods and build trust. These three elements are essential in community policing to foster a sense of security, address community concerns, and create a positive relationship between the police and the community.

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  • 37. 

    6 months ago your service implemented a program developed by a patrol officer.  Front line officers are now handing out coupons to kids for free admittance to local recreational facilities.  Costs are absorbed by local businesses.  As a result, police contacts with youth have increased and youth related complaints in the downtown core have decreased.  According to the LEADERSHIP reading, this officers efforts are best described as:

    • A.

      A leadership neutralizer

    • B.

      Cross-cultural leadership

    • C.

      Leading without authority

    • D.

      Management by exception (Active)

    Correct Answer
    C. Leading without authority
    Explanation
    The officer's efforts can be best described as "Leading without authority" because they have taken the initiative to implement a program that has resulted in positive outcomes without having formal leadership or authority over the situation. They have demonstrated leadership skills by taking action and making a positive impact on the community.

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  • 38. 

    What distinction is made by the author of the ETHICS reading about "police ethics" versus ethics? 

    • A.

      Breaking the law and being unethical are synonymous

    • B.

      Police ethics have a higher standard

    • C.

      Police ethics refer to on-duty; ethics refer to off-duty

    • D.

      There is no such thing as police ethics

    Correct Answer
    D. There is no such thing as police ethics
    Explanation
    The author of the ETHICS reading does not believe that there is a separate category of ethics specifically for the police. This suggests that the author views ethics as a universal concept that applies to all individuals, regardless of their profession or role. The idea of "police ethics" having a higher standard or being limited to on-duty situations is not supported by the author's perspective.

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  • 39. 

    Which of the following approaches to risk management is (overwhelmingly) endorsed by Paul Ceyssens and Gordon Graham? 

    • A.

      Reactive

    • B.

      Proactive

    • C.

      Lawyer exclusion

    • D.

      Common sense

    Correct Answer
    B. Proactive
    Explanation
    Paul Ceyssens and Gordon Graham endorse the proactive approach to risk management. This approach involves identifying potential risks and taking steps to prevent them before they occur. It focuses on being proactive and taking preventive measures rather than reacting to risks after they have already caused harm. This approach is considered more effective in minimizing risks and ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals and organizations.

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  • 40. 

    In challenges facing law enforcement: A Risk Management Perspective, the author emphasizes a classic analysis chart that can be used to assess the risk with respect to anything that gets done in your operation.  Which of the following types of events or tasks cause the greatest concern? 

    • A.

      HR/LF/DT

    • B.

      HR/HF/DT

    • C.

      HR/LF/NDT

    • D.

      HR/HF/NDT

    Correct Answer
    C. HR/LF/NDT
    Explanation
    The correct answer is HR/LF/NDT. This combination of events or tasks causes the greatest concern according to the author. The author emphasizes the use of a classic analysis chart to assess the risk in law enforcement operations. This chart likely includes different factors or variables, such as HR (high risk), LF (low frequency), and NDT (non-deadly threat). The combination of high risk, low frequency, and non-deadly threat would indicate situations that require significant attention and concern from law enforcement.

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  • 41. 

    Goal setting is most likely to enhance performance when:

    • A.

      When your best goals are set

    • B.

      Formal management by objectives programs are avoided

    • C.

      Task complexity is high

    • D.

      Goal commitment is high

    Correct Answer
    C. Task complexity is high
    Explanation
    When task complexity is high, goal setting is most likely to enhance performance because it provides clear direction and focus for individuals. In complex tasks, setting specific goals helps individuals break down the task into smaller, manageable steps, which can increase motivation and improve performance. Additionally, goal setting can help individuals prioritize their efforts and allocate resources effectively in complex situations. Therefore, when faced with high task complexity, goal setting becomes crucial in improving performance.

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  • 42. 

    Which of the following leadership styles is LEAST consistent with the Path-Goal Theory?

    • A.

      Behaviourally consistent leader who displays a predictable leadership style with followers across situations

    • B.

      Directive leader who lets followers know what is expected of them

    • C.

      A participative leader who consults with followers and uses their suggestions to make a decision

    • D.

      A supportive leader who is friendly and shows cancer for the needs of followers

    Correct Answer
    A. Behaviourally consistent leader who displays a predictable leadership style with followers across situations
    Explanation
    The Path-Goal Theory suggests that leaders should adapt their leadership style based on the needs of their followers and the situational context. This theory emphasizes the importance of a leader's behavior in motivating and guiding followers towards achieving their goals. The correct answer, a behaviorally consistent leader who displays a predictable leadership style across situations, is least consistent with the Path-Goal Theory because it suggests a rigid and inflexible leadership approach that does not consider the individual needs and situational factors that may require different leadership styles.

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  • 43. 

    There are five skill sets (competency clusters) of Transforming Leadership.  They are all required for successful intervention as a person or as a professional leader.1. Personal Mastery2. Interpersonal skills3. Problem-management and counselling 4. Consultative skills (team and organization development)5. Style-shifting, role shifting, and skill shifting 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because all five skill sets of Transforming Leadership are indeed required for successful intervention as a person or as a professional leader. Personal Mastery involves self-awareness and self-improvement, Interpersonal skills are necessary for effective communication and relationship-building, Problem-management and counseling skills are needed to address and resolve issues, Consultative skills are essential for team and organization development, and Style-shifting, role shifting, and skill shifting are important for adapting to different situations and roles. Therefore, all five skill sets are crucial for a leader to be successful in their interventions.

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  • 44. 

    Which of the following should influence a police officers decision to lay charges in a domestic violence occurrence?

    • A.

      Verbal assurances by either party that violence will cease

    • B.

      Likelihood of obtaining a conviction in court

    • C.

      Denial by either party that the violence occurred

    • D.

      Reasonable grounds formed as a result of the evidence at the scene

    Correct Answer
    D. Reasonable grounds formed as a result of the evidence at the scene
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Reasonable grounds formed as a result of the evidence at the scene." This means that a police officer should base their decision to lay charges on the evidence they find at the scene of the domestic violence occurrence. Verbal assurances, the likelihood of obtaining a conviction, and denials by either party are not sufficient factors to determine whether charges should be laid. The evidence at the scene provides the necessary basis for a police officer to take appropriate action.

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  • 45. 

    Which of the following does not require a use of force report?

    • A.

      Grounding a hand cuffed suspect who hits his head and cuts head open. Declines medical attention

    • B.

      Grounds a hand cuffed suspect who hits head and has a bruise. Declines medical attention

    • C.

      Officer kicks male in the thigh 3 times to gain control, leave bruise

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    C. Officer kicks male in the thigh 3 times to gain control, leave bruise
    Explanation
    R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 926: EQUIPMENT AND USE OF FORCE (PSA) s.14.5(1)(c)
    Use of force report has to be submitted where medical attention needed even if medical attention declined.

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  • 46. 

    You pull over a driver with 6 sealed bottles of beer in a beer case.  There is no offence by the driver.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The fact that the driver has 6 sealed bottles of beer in a beer case does not necessarily indicate an offense. It is possible that the driver is transporting the beer for legal purposes, such as bringing it to a party or delivering it to a friend. Without any additional information or evidence of wrongdoing, it cannot be concluded that the driver is committing an offense. Therefore, the statement "There is no offense by the driver" is true.

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  • 47. 

    A male strikes a female at a bar.  They were in an intimate relationship 2 years prior to the incident.  The male is charged for 'domestic assault'.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because the scenario describes a situation where a male strikes a female at a bar, and it is mentioned that they were in an intimate relationship 2 years prior to the incident. This indicates that the assault occurred within the context of a domestic relationship, which qualifies it as domestic assault. Therefore, the male can be charged with domestic assault.

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  • 48. 

    A female alleges she was sexually assaulted by a police officer.  Who is the investigating body? 

    • A.

      Special Victims Unit

    • B.

      Internal investigations

    • C.

      SIU

    • D.

      Another independent police body

    Correct Answer
    C. SIU
    Explanation
    SIU stands for Special Investigations Unit. In cases of alleged sexual assault by a police officer, the SIU is the investigating body. The SIU is an independent civilian agency that investigates incidents involving police officers that result in serious injury, death, or allegations of sexual assault. They are responsible for ensuring transparency and accountability in the investigation process, as they operate independently from the police force.

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  • 49. 

    A 78 year old widow requests to speak with the police about a family problem.  She lives with her 45 year old son who has a mental capacity of a 10 year old.  He reportedly chocked her for no apparent reason.  Although she is having difficulty breathing, she has declined medical assistance.  According to the Ministry Policing Standards how should police respond?

    • A.

      Warn the son regarding the assault and contact victim services

    • B.

      Apprehend the son under the MHA, however do not proceed with charges

    • C.

      Arrest the son and charge him with assault

    • D.

      Arrest and detain the son, however, do not proceed with any charges

    Correct Answer
    C. Arrest the son and charge him with assault
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to arrest the son and charge him with assault. Despite the son's mental capacity, he allegedly choked his mother, which is a criminal act. The police have a duty to protect the victim and ensure her safety. By arresting the son and charging him with assault, the police can hold him accountable for his actions and potentially prevent future harm to the widow.

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  • 50. 

    According to the Ontario Policing Standards Manual, every police services procedures regarding prisoner care and control should require that:  

    • A.

      Developmentally disabled persons are not placed in hiding cells

    • B.

      Meals are provided at regular meal times and recorded

    • C.

      Physical checks are performed on prisoners who are wearing clothing (ex. belts) that could cause harm

    • D.

      Prisoners are permitted to self administer prescription medication

    Correct Answer
    B. Meals are provided at regular meal times and recorded
    Explanation
    Prisoner care and control 0202.01 - http://www.ontla.on.ca/library/repository/mon/28002/190298.pdf
    NOTE: Some have this question as "according to PSA". I could not find anything about this in the PSA.

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