Force Continuum For Police! Trivia Questions Quiz

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What do you know about the force continuum for police? Police officers use the force continuum, a scale of force alternatives, to mediate each situation's response level. It gives law enforcement officers and civilians rules about how much force may be used against a resisting subject. If you would like to task yourself and learn something, try this quiz on the police force continuum.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The lowest or first level in the police officers "Force continuum" is _________ control.
    • A. 

      Open Handed

    • B. 

      Verbal

    • C. 

      Command voice

    • D. 

      Officers presence

  • 2. 
    On the force continuum an officers may use ____ level(s) above the threat posed by the offender.
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 3. 
    According to the force continuum, __________ is an example of deadly force weapon.
    • A. 

      A taser

    • B. 

      Pepper spray (OC)

    • C. 

      A firearm

    • D. 

      A canine

  • 4. 
    The term, vicarious liability, means that
    • A. 

      Only one individual is liable

    • B. 

      Liability is shared

    • C. 

      Individuals are immune from liability

    • D. 

      Only those who admit liability are liable

  • 5. 
    Which Supreme Court case set the standard ofr the use of force by police?
    • A. 

      Arizona v Miranda

    • B. 

      Terry v Ohio

    • C. 

      Brown v Mississippi

    • D. 

      Tennessee v Garner

  • 6. 
    When using deadly force, the officer should consider opportunity, jeopardy, and
    • A. 

      Probability

    • B. 

      Gender

    • C. 

      Ability

    • D. 

      Ethnicity

  • 7. 
    A police officer is justified in drawing their weapon when
    • A. 

      Scared

    • B. 

      Deadly force is a threat

    • C. 

      An arrest is made

    • D. 

      A suspect runs

  • 8. 
    When deploying an impact weapon to subdue a subject a police officer should avoid striking the offender's.
    • A. 

      Ribs

    • B. 

      Knees

    • C. 

      Head

    • D. 

      Stomach

  • 9. 
    Using ________ is considered deadly force.
    • A. 

      Pepper spray

    • B. 

      A taser

    • C. 

      A knife

    • D. 

      Bean bag

  • 10. 
    The term expandable baton refers to __________
    • A. 

      An ASP

    • B. 

      A slapjack

    • C. 

      A pr24

    • D. 

      A nightstick

  • 11. 
    The ________ is/are most affected by pepper spray.
    • A. 

      Ears

    • B. 

      Face

    • C. 

      Mouth

    • D. 

      Eyes

  • 12. 
    An officer gives a suspect an order, but the suspect fails to follow the order. The officer should use
    • A. 

      Verbal commands

    • B. 

      Contact controls (open handed)

    • C. 

      Impact weapons

    • D. 

      Defensive tactics

  • 13. 
    Compliance control relies on the ________ points on the body.
    • A. 

      Nerve

    • B. 

      Pressure

    • C. 

      Pain

    • D. 

      Blood

  • 14. 
    The term, reactionary gap, is the
    • A. 

      Distance it takes for a car to come to a complete stop after breaking

    • B. 

      Time it takes to determine there is a problem

    • C. 

      Amount of time it takes an officer to pull a gun

    • D. 

      The safe distance between an officer and the offender

  • 15. 
    What is meant by without 20/20 vision?
    • A. 

      You can not see well

    • B. 

      You are acting reasonably

    • C. 

      Actions judged by the reasonable officer standard

    • D. 

      You are judged by all facts even those unknown at the time