Multiple Choice - The field training officer

1.   The field training officer (FTO) program is designed to
  A. provide a transition between the academy and the practitioner.
  B. replace the police academy as the primary training facility.
  C. train police recruits for the academy.
  D. closely monitor police recruits for academy training.
2.   Most civil unrest riots occurring across the United States during the mid-1960s were prompted by
  A. attacks on churches.
  B. marches on Washington.
  C. police-related incidents.
  D. lynchings.
3.   By 1940, African Americans accounted for
  A. less than one percent of the nation's police force.
  B. less than eight percent of the nation's police force.
  C. more than 10 percent of the nation's police.
  D. nearly 20 percent of local police officers.
4.   Residency requirements employed by police agencies are rooted in
  A. community standards.
  B. state regulations.
  C. court decisions and federal, state, and local laws.
  D. local mores.
5.   The first state police organization in the United States was the
  A. Pickerings.
  B. Austin Barons.
  C. Texas Rangers.
  D. Bow Street Runners.
6.   When it comes to equal opportunity for women in policing, which of the following is true?
  A. Police departments actively recruit women.
  B. Women now hold 20 percent of the senior law enforcement positions in law enforcement.
  C. Women have made modest strides in law enforcement employment over the past several decades.
  D. Sexual harassment has become a rarity in law enforcement.
7.   The first modern police department is believed to have begun in
  A. New York.
  B. Boston.
  C. Athens.
  D. London.
8.   Citizens are protected from unreasonable searches and seizures by the _______ Amendment.
  A. Eighth
  B. Fourth
  C. Fifth
  D. Sixteenth
9.   The principle of policing that calls for police to be stable, efficient, and organized along military lines was the brainchild of
  A. John Fielding.
  B. Patrick Colquhoun.
  C. Henry Fielding.
  D. Sir Robert Peel.
10.   Giving officers at the lowest levels of the police organization input into departmental matters is part of the _______ management style.
  A. bottom-up
  B. contingency
  C. total quality
  D. classical
11.   Vickie and Sean are discussing crime analysis and COMPSTAT. Vickie says that COMPSTAT is the process administrators use with investigators to examine activities and then develop plans. Sean says that crime analysis provides an ongoing examination of crime and serves to evaluate the department’s efforts. Who is correct?
  A. Only Sean is correct.
  B. Both are correct.
  C. Only Vickie is correct.
  D. Neither is correct.
12.   A political institution that uses organization, bureaucracy, and formality to regulate social interaction is called a/an
  A. state.
  B. government.
  C. society.
  D. culture.
13.   Which of the following is a disadvantage of specialization in a police department?
  A. Placement of responsibilities is more complicated.
  B. The number of patrol officers is reduced.
  C. Women lose their special roles in the department.
  D. Training is more complex.
14.   Lott supports the idea that selection procedures
  A. and affirmative action cannot coexist.
  B. should incorporate strict standards of affirmative action.
  C. should be designed as functional principles.
  D. must be based on community standards
15.   Civil law includes which of the following?
  A. Rationale for charging a suspect with capital murder
  B. Standards of evidence that may be admitted at trial
  C. Judicial decisions on appeals
  D. Contracts related to marriage or real estate sales
16.   The binding rule that regulates one's conduct and designates sanctions if the rules are violated is called
  A. social structure.
  B. law.
  C. a societal norm.
  D. ethics.
17.   Equal protection under the law is the basic tenet of the _______ Amendment.
  A. Sixth
  B. First
  C. Fourteenth
  D. Second
18.   The paramilitary structure of modern police departments is characteristic of the _______ model.
  A. bureaucratic
  B. reform
  C. technical
  D. political
19.   Quid pro quo sexual harassment is characterized by
  A. economic detriment due to refusing sexual advances.
  B. sufficient offensive behavior.
  C. unwelcomed sexual advances.
  D. reversed harassment.
20.   Civil law regulates
  A. non-felony criminal offenses.
  B. a general category of all state statutes.
  C. family law.
  D. family law, business law, and contracts.
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