Police Field Operations Study Guide - Introduction To Patrol

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following departmental functions is widely recognized as the center of all police activities?
    • A. 

      Traffic

    • B. 

      Patrol

    • C. 

      Investigation

    • D. 

      Communication

    • E. 

      Administration

  • 2. 
    The Pine Valley Police Department (400 sworn officers) has made a commitment to increase community involvement in public safety issues.  Which of the following actions would be most appropriate to take in meeting the departmental goal?
    • A. 

      Invite citizens to ride with officers during their regular tours of duty

    • B. 

      Assign officers to specific, small geographical areas of responsibility

    • C. 

      Advertise the department's intentions regarding community involvement on billboards throughout the city

    • D. 

      Create a public relations department that is staffed by civilians

  • 3. 
    Who is primarily responsible for establishing en effective one-on-one relationship between the police and the public?
    • A. 

      Communications Officer

    • B. 

      Field Officer

    • C. 

      Community relations officer

    • D. 

      Public affairs officer

  • 4. 
    Which of the following practices is most likely to result in public support of police activities?
    • A. 

      Increased visibility of uniformed officers throughout the community

    • B. 

      Rigid enforcement of all laws

    • C. 

      Development of informal contacts by individual officers throughout the community

    • D. 

      Development of formal contacts by individual officers throughout the community

  • 5. 
    Of the following, the most effective method of crime prevention is
    • A. 

      Arresting as many criminals as possible

    • B. 

      Increasing police visibility

    • C. 

      Reducing the desire to commit crime

    • D. 

      Educating the public on the consequences of crime

  • 6. 
    Parole and probation officers are primarily responsible for(1) rehabilitation of criminal offenders(2) redirection of criminal offenders(3) identification of criminal offenders
    • A. 

      (1) only

    • B. 

      (2) only

    • C. 

      (1) and (2) only

    • D. 

      (1), (2), and (3)

  • 7. 
    To effectively prevent juvenile crime, police should
    • A. 

      Identify would be offenders before a crime is committed

    • B. 

      Establish a well-organized network of informants

    • C. 

      Develop a comprehensive crime prevention education program

    • D. 

      Diligently patrol those areas that are frequented by youths

  • 8. 
    Generally, criminal activity is repressed by(1) maintaining a highly visible police presence(2) rigid enforcement of all laws and codes(3) publicizing highly active undercover operations
    • A. 

      (1) and (2) only

    • B. 

      (2) and (3) only

    • C. 

      (1) and (3) only

    • D. 

      (2) only

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is the primary advantage of a highly visible police patrol?(1) crime deterrence through intimidation of would be criminals(2) Improved public and community relations(3) Detection of more than 50% of all crimes in progress
    • A. 

      (1) only

    • B. 

      (2) only

    • C. 

      (1) and (2) only

    • D. 

      (2) and (3) only

  • 10. 
    One of the most effective crime repressive activities is
    • A. 

      Staking out likely targets that criminals favor

    • B. 

      Conducting field interviews of suspicious persons

    • C. 

      Curbside lineups

    • D. 

      Arrests by sweeps

  • 11. 
    With regard to traffic flow, the police objective is to
    • A. 

      Issue as many citations as possible to insure maximum compliance

    • B. 

      Convict traffic offenders to set a firm example

    • C. 

      Determine the causes of congestion in order to improve traffic flow

    • D. 

      Show a high visibility of motorcycle officers as a deterrent to traffic violations

  • 12. 
    What are the three E's of traffic?
    • A. 

      Education, Engineering, and Enforcement

    • B. 

      Education, Enforcement, and Effort

    • C. 

      Education, Enforcement, and Entrapment

    • D. 

      Engineering, Enactment of Laws, and Encouragement of compliance

  • 13. 
    By establishing a pattern or routine schedule for your patrol area, you
    • A. 

      Let the criminal element know how effectively you patrol your beat

    • B. 

      Virtually eliminate any chance of criminal activity in your sector

    • C. 

      Virtually eliminate your effectiveness in repressing crime

    • D. 

      Get to know everyone on your beat

  • 14. 
    As a beat officer, if you determine a traffic problem is complicated due to the location of signals, signs, or faulty street design, you should
    • A. 

      Focus your citations at that location

    • B. 

      Ignore it; it is not in the scope of your job description

    • C. 

      Write a report recommending changes that you think may correct the problem

    • D. 

      Write a number of written warnings; you would probably lose a citation action in court

  • 15. 
    A free society is characterized by
    • A. 

      Many laws or controls

    • B. 

      Relatively few laws

    • C. 

      Many laws that are purely statutory in nature by have no real affect on people's actions

    • D. 

      A strict and rigid enforcement of all laws for the good of the community

  • 16. 
    Order maintenance process includes such responsibilities as
    • A. 

      Directing traffic at emergencies

    • B. 

      Crowd control

    • C. 

      Providing a stablizing influence in times of emotional upheaval.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      (a) and (b) only

  • 17. 
    Most breaches of the peace are settled by
    • A. 

      The threat of jail

    • B. 

      Public exposure

    • C. 

      Firmly suggesting compliance with the law

    • D. 

      Arrest and prosecution

  • 18. 
    As a police officer, which of the following service calls is not your responsibility?
    • A. 

      Providing psychological counseling

    • B. 

      Delivering death messages

    • C. 

      Helping people who have lost their keys get into their house or car

    • D. 

      Providing tourist information as to where to find the best shrimp coctail

    • E. 

      You are responsible for all of the above

    • F. 

      You are responsible for all of the above except (a)

  • 19. 
    According to the text, using officers to provide transportation for visiting dignitaries and local officials is
    • A. 

      A wise deployment of officers

    • B. 

      Wise if it is for the protection of those officials

    • C. 

      Often a service provided by police departments

    • D. 

      Preferred over using a taxi

    • E. 

      Only (b) and (c)

  • 20. 
    Security of personal and business property is the responsibility of
    • A. 

      The property owner only

    • B. 

      The police

    • C. 

      Both the property owner and the police

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    It is the police officer's responsibility to advise business or property owners on how they should secure their property?
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Only upon request from a supervisor

    • C. 

      Only if they request a security survey

    • D. 

      Yes, it will make your job easier in the long run

  • 22. 
    Which of the following would most effectively reduce the likelihood of criminal activity?
    • A. 

      Infrequent, unscheduled visits

    • B. 

      Frequent, unscheduled visits

    • C. 

      Infrequent, scheduled visits

    • D. 

      Frequent, and scheduled visits

  • 23. 
    Which of the following inspection services are performed by the police during patrol
    • A. 

      Fire hazards

    • B. 

      Utilities (water, power, sewage)

    • C. 

      Building code violations

    • D. 

      Health and safety violations

    • E. 

      Business license violations

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    Responding to calls that are considered minor complaints should be handled
    • A. 

      With a cursory approach

    • B. 

      Briefly, with only minimal intervention

    • C. 

      With tact and diplomacy

    • D. 

      With a rigid approach to the letter of the law

  • 25. 
    When handling problems that develop on the beat, you will be expected to
    • A. 

      Take a reactive approach

    • B. 

      Take the initiative and apply appropriate action

    • C. 

      Wait only until given a radio call to handle it

    • D. 

      Get involved only if requested officially

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