1. —– is the process of creating a pool of qualified candidates from which to hire police officers.




2. In order to emphasize the “selling points” of their department, it is critical that recruiters are aware of candidates’ ____________.

motivation for being a police officer

previous experiences with police

family history

educational background
3. The three most commonly used recruitment methods utilized by police departments are newspaper advertisements, intranet advertisements, and ______________________.

television advertisements

employment agencies

career fairs

personal contacts or referrals
4. Which of the following is a passive method of recruitment?

newspaper advertisement

personal contacts and referrals

job fair

special hiring events
5. When officers can move from one department to another and retain their position and seniority, it is known as ________________.

lateral entry


vertical entry

transfer acceptance
6. _______________ is the most common method of police patrol.

Bicycle patrol

Foot patrol

Horse patrol

Vehicle patrol
7. Calls for service are categorized based on ___________________.

the order in which they are received


time of day

8. A crime that is only detected after it has occurred is called a(n) ____________________.

responsive crime

involvement crime

delayed crime

discovery crime
9. ______________ is the process of collected crime-related information to reach certain goals.

Due process

Criminal research

Preventive patrol

Criminal investigation
10. __________________ consists of supposed facts and knowledge that relate to a particular crime or perpetrator.




11. The ultimate goal of criminal investigation process is to reduce crime through either __________________.

deterrence or incapacitation

deterrence or rehabilitation

retribution or incapacitation

retribution or restoration
12. ________________ are usually serious crimes that are no longer being actively investigated because more recent crimes are necessarily the priority.

Special victim’s files

Test case

Cold cases

Defunct cases
13. When investigators pose as minors in chat rooms on the Internet to expose adults who attempt to solicit sex from minors, it is an example of a(n) _________________________.

decoy operation

undercover fencing operation


14. Which of the following is an example of discretion by police administration?

deciding whether to issue a motorist a citation or warning

deciding whether or not to pursue a fleeing suspect

deciding who should be hired as a police officer

deciding what tactics to use when interrogating a suspect
15. Which of the following is an example of discretion by a police officer?

deciding whether to revise department policies

deciding how to allocate the department’s budget

deciding who should be hired as a police officer

deciding whether or not to use force against a resisting suspect
16. In which of the following instances would the police most likely make an arrest, regardless of the victim’s wishes?

domestic violence


disturbing the peace

17. The most influential characteristic in the decision-making process on whether or not to make an arrest is _____________________.

race of the victim

victim’s wishes

seriousness of the offense

age of the victim
18. A(n) _____________ happens when the police take a person into custody for the purpose of criminal prosecution and interrogation.




19. A(n) _____________ is a governmental infringement into a person’s reasonable expectation of privacy for the purpose of discovering things that could be used as evidence in a criminal prosecution.




20. Which Amendment to the US Constitution reads: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, papers, houses, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall be issues but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the person or things to be seized.”

Fourth Amendment

Fifth Amendment

Sixth Amendment

Eighth Amendment
21. The primary reason for conducting a search during a ‘stop-and-frisk’ is to __________________.

determine the identity of the subject

find evidence of any crime

find drugs

find weapons


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