Test Your Taser® Knowledge

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Knowledge Quizzes & Trivia

Try your hand at a sampling of the questions used by the Taser Training Academy in Scottsdale, Ariz. , for the TASER® X3 Electronic Control Device User Certification Test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     In deploying an ECD, the law enforcement officer should
    • A. 

      Use the least number of ECD discharges to accomplish lawful objectives

    • B. 

      Keep pulling the trigger until the subject submits

    • C. 

      Hold the trigger back (continuous ECD discharge) as long as it takes until the person submits to the officer’s commands

    • D. 

      Use the ECD as a torture device to gain the subject’s complete compliance

  • 2. 
    Officers using an ECD are expected to know, understand, and adhere to:
    • A. 

      The current law in the officer’s jurisdiction

    • B. 

      The officer’s department policies on use of force and ECDs

    • C. 

      TASER’s current training program

    • D. 

      TASER’s current ECD warnings, instructions, and information

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    When deploying an ECD, sensitive ECD target areas of the body to be avoided when practicable include:
    • A. 

      Head

    • B. 

      Throat

    • C. 

      Chest/breast

    • D. 

      Known pre-existing injury areas

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    The preferred target areas for ECD deployment are:
    • A. 

      Lower center mass (below chest) and legs for front shots

    • B. 

      Below the neck area for back shots

    • C. 

      Anywhere on the subject’s body

    • D. 

      A and b

  • 5. 
    An ECD application on a subject can cause physiologic or metabolic effects, including, but not limited to, changes in:
    • A. 

      Acidosis

    • B. 

      Heart rate and rhythm

    • C. 

      PH

    • D. 

      Respiration

    • E. 

      Stress hormones or other biochemical neuromodulators (e.g., catecholamines).

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    The risk (or probability) of an ECD causing or contributing to a subject’s cardiac arrest is:
    • A. 

      Zero

    • B. 

      Very high

    • C. 

      High

    • D. 

      Higher than the risk of death or serious injury from a firearm

    • E. 

      Very low

  • 7. 
    As with any use of force tool or technique used by an officer:
    • A. 

      Any use of force has a risk of death or serious body harm

    • B. 

      The lower the number of force applications to accomplish lawful objectives the better

    • C. 

      Nothing works 100 percent of the time and contingencies should be considered.

    • D. 

      The use of force must be in compliance with appropriate legal and policy standards and requirements

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
     Electricity generally follows:
    • A. 

      The path of most resistance

    • B. 

      From top to bottom following gravity

    • C. 

      The path of least resistance between the probes

    • D. 

      Or flows to any metal in contact

  • 9. 
    The human nervous system has three main components that work together as a system.  Which of the three components is affected by stun systems?
    • A. 

      Central nervous system

    • B. 

      Motor nervous system

    • C. 

      Sensory nervous system

    • D. 

      Century nervous system

  • 10. 
    Which part of the human nervous system functions as the Command Center?
    • A. 

      Nerve Expressway

    • B. 

      Motor nervous system

    • C. 

      Sensory nervous system

    • D. 

      Brain and Spinal cord (central nervous system)

  • 11. 
     When a violent subject is incapacitated by the effects of the TASER ECD and it is reasonably safe to do so, cover officer(s) should attempt to control/cuff the subject under power.  Doing so may;
    • A. 

      Reduce the need for additional cycles

    • B. 

      Reduce the likelihood the subject will roll during the cycle

    • C. 

      Reduce the potential of injury to the officer(s) while the subject is incapacitated only during the cycle

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    When deploying probes to the front of the body, the TASER ECD should generally be aimed:
    • A. 

      At the face

    • B. 

      So as to split the hemispheres (the beltline)

    • C. 

      At the throat

    • D. 

      At the head

  • 13. 
    Targeting the back is usually preferable because:
    • A. 

      The back of the body has larger muscles

    • B. 

      Reduced risk of hitting a sensitive body part

    • C. 

      Surprise factor

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Examples of subjects who are at an elevated risk from an ECD exposure include:
    • A. 

      Running subjects

    • B. 

      Subjects in elevated positions

    • C. 

      Subjects in a flammable environment

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is a warning sign that a subject might be at risk for an arrest related death:
    • A. 

      Bizarre or violent behavior

    • B. 

      Disrobing

    • C. 

      Unusual strength and/or endurance

    • D. 

      All of the above

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