Police Field Operations Study Guide - Basic Field Operations

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  • 1. 
    The most important outcome of any type of patrol is
    • A. 

      A reminder for people to obey the law

    • B. 

      The department's actual field contact with all people on a one-to-one basis

    • C. 

      A deterrent to criminal activity

    • D. 

      Swift punishment for offenders

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not a type of Foot patrol?
    • A. 

      Fixed post

    • B. 

      Line beat

    • C. 

      Random patrol

    • D. 

      Circular zone

  • 3. 
    WWhich patrol type would be most effective for a business center, bars and taverns, a high crime area, and special hazard areas as well as many multiple-family dwellings?
    • A. 

      Moving foot patrol

    • B. 

      Fixed foot patrol

    • C. 

      Random patrol

    • D. 

      Circular zone

  • 4. 
    Which method of transportation would not be feasible for patrol purposes?
    • A. 

      Helicopters and fixed wing aircraft

    • B. 

      Horse patrol

    • C. 

      Motorcycles

    • D. 

      Bicycles and other small vehicles

    • E. 

      None: All are valid patrol vehicles

  • 5. 
    Which type of patrol would have little flexibility in a congested metropolitan area?
    • A. 

      Motorcycles

    • B. 

      Horses

    • C. 

      Fixed-wing aircraft

    • D. 

      Helicopters

  • 6. 
    What was the reason for the creation of the first airborne police unit?
    • A. 

      Monitor traffic congestion

    • B. 

      Watch escape routes

    • C. 

      Control reckless flying

    • D. 

      Aid in search and rescues

  • 7. 
    Fixed posts or surveillance (stakeout) is
    • A. 

      Not considered a valid type of patrol

    • B. 

      In line with the proactive patrol concept

    • C. 

      Not in line with the proactive patrol concept

    • D. 

      Used only to watch known criminals

  • 8. 
    The three words that most comprehensively explain the function of the field officer are patrol,
    • A. 

      Observe and report

    • B. 

      React and protect

    • C. 

      React and report

    • D. 

      Observe and participate

  • 9. 
    One of the first and most critical factors an officer must consider when preparing for patrol duty is his/her(1) skill in using firearms(2) attitude(3) knowledge of criminal codes
    • A. 

      (1) and (3) only

    • B. 

      (2) and (3) only

    • C. 

      (2) only

    • D. 

      (3) only

  • 10. 
    To counter feelings that everyone is a thief, you should get involved in your off-duty hours
    • A. 

      In civilian reports

    • B. 

      In civic clubs

    • C. 

      With other people like yourself who don't violate the law

    • D. 

      Fund raising activities

  • 11. 
    The text states that formal inspections are
    • A. 

      Morale builders

    • B. 

      Unnecessary in modern law enforcement

    • C. 

      Responsible for poor morale

    • D. 

      Required by law

  • 12. 
    Although you deal directly with individuals on a personal basis, your responsibility is to
    • A. 

      Treat people with obsequious servitude

    • B. 

      Handle each situation for the overall good of the community

    • C. 

      React defensively to all situations

    • D. 

      Strictly interpret the law

  • 13. 
    Prior to going on patrol, you must arm yourself with
    • A. 

      Knowledge and equipment

    • B. 

      A copy of the department rules and regulations

    • C. 

      A righteous attitude

    • D. 

      The knowledge that you are serving your community

  • 14. 
    Roll-call will provide you with
    • A. 

      Your assignment

    • B. 

      Your partner (if any)

    • C. 

      District in which you will be working

    • D. 

      Legal updates

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    A hot-sheet is a listing of
    • A. 

      Known burglars who commit hot prowls

    • B. 

      Stolen vehicles, wanted criminals, and other pertinent patrol information

    • C. 

      Reliable informants who have current information on criminal activities

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    When new laws and ordinances are passed
    • A. 

      Officers are to follow them to the letter

    • B. 

      Officers usually are instructed as to the intent or spirit of the law

    • C. 

      Officers are not allowed to interpret them, rather, they must enforce them

    • D. 

      Officers receive training in enforcing them

  • 17. 
    Whenever possible, one of your first responsibilities when you go on patrol is
    • A. 

      Complete all your reports from the previous shift

    • B. 

      Read the days current events

    • C. 

      Have a debriefing with the officer you are relieving

    • D. 

      Get to the end of your beat quickly, and work your way back to the station slowly

  • 18. 
    If you want to know what is happening on your beat, the best source of information is the
    • A. 

      Local news vendor

    • B. 

      Local barber shop

    • C. 

      Mailman

    • D. 

      Officer who has worked the previous shift

  • 19. 
    If an officer has a feeling or a hunch about activities, he or she should
    • A. 

      Write out a formalized report

    • B. 

      Orally pass that information on to other officers for the follow-up

    • C. 

      Ignore those feelings since all action must be based on facts

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      B and c

  • 20. 
    When you check out a vehicle for patrol, you should
    • A. 

      Check it carefully for damage

    • B. 

      Check the status of brakes, oil, fuel, and tires

    • C. 

      Inspect it for clean windows and windshield

    • D. 

      Check for structural damage

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    If you find your assigned patrol unit is not adequate for the demands of both routine and pursuit driving, you should
    • A. 

      Let your sergeant know and take it out on patrol as is

    • B. 

      Take it out on patrol and write it up and the end of shift

    • C. 

      Not accept it unless absolutely necessary

    • D. 

      Just drive it slowly and do extra foot patrol

  • 22. 
    Once in the field you should
    • A. 

      Take a general familiarization and inspection tour of the beat

    • B. 

      Visit the local gathering spot for the latest news

    • C. 

      Meet with your adjoining beat partner to discuss the days strategy over coffee

    • D. 

      Meet with the sergeant to see what he wants you to do

  • 23. 
    When on patrol,  you should
    • A. 

      Use a different route each time you cross your beat

    • B. 

      Vary your time schedule

    • C. 

      Check for street closures, large ruts, or holes

    • D. 

      Orient yourself to the normal beat patterns

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    While on patrol, should you write down license numbers and descriptions of objects, people, and vehicles that arouse your curiosity, but not suspicion?
    • A. 

      Not unless you have probable cause

    • B. 

      No; it is more efficient to radio everything in to dispatch

    • C. 

      Yes; they may later prove worthwhile

    • D. 

      Yes; but only if a crime has occurred in the area

  • 25. 
    If you are touring your area and observe things that you feel are important, you should
    • A. 

      Commit them to memory

    • B. 

      Either write them on your log or in your notebook

    • C. 

      Just keep an eye on things; you don't have to write anything down

    • D. 

      Radio the information in; dispatch will record all of your observations

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