OPC Practice Quiz 1

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  • 1. 
    ______________________ management is a characteristic of police leadership within community policing model.    
    • A. 

      Administrative

    • B. 

      Change

    • C. 

      Bureaucratic

    • D. 

      Maintenance

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 good example of:
    • A. 

      Crime prevention through environmental design

    • B. 

      Entrance screening

    • C. 

      Environmental scanning

    • D. 

      A neighbourhood watch program

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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