Denver Police Department
Following are 20 multiple-choice questions similar to those that will
be used in the Allwrite-Testing Test Preparation Workshop for the 2014
Written Test for Lieutenant on the Denver Police Department.
All questions in this sample test and in the practice test workshop are
based on the source material in the Official Reading List for the Lieutenant's
Examination. Answer each question based on the textbook or DPD Manual
Section from which it was taken. Select the best answer for each question.
Following each question, in bold face, is the source from which
the question was taken.
The test preparation workshop for the Lieutenant's Examination will consist
of three original practice tests, averaging 100 questions. Two
of the tests will be administered in class and one will be e-mailed to
Check back here soon for sample Situational Judgment Questions.
Question 1-10 are taken from Green, Lynch and Lynch, The Police
Manager, 7th edition, and are to be answered in accordance with this
1. The police manager's responsibility is to unify his or her organization.
There are commonly four levels to an organization. Which level is a series
of individual activities of similar type?
p. 4, para. 4
2. Which of the following are the basis for the managerial grid?
A. concern for production and concern for people.
B. Theory X and Theory Y.
C. Vertical management and horizontal management.
D. Systems management and individual management.
p. 9; last para.
3. With respect to Professional Motivators, the bottom line is that:
A. for police managers, job satisfaction is the driving force, not salaries,
benefits, prestige or status.
B. those that make it to the top have to live, breath and eat the police
culture and mission.
C. being true to your values and beliefs is the only way you will be able
to successfully run a police organization or subdivision of the organization.
D. the top person in a law enforcement agency really does not have the
power to make all the changes he or she feels are necessary.
p. 15; para. 2
4. Which of the following policing styles requires officers to use very
p. 30; bottom to p. 32
5. With respect to Leadership Styles, most studies indicate that:
A. the democratic leader is most successful.
B. consistency in style is more important than which style of leadership
a manager adopts.
C. the style that best matches the personality traits of the manager will
be most effective.
D. the effective leader does not use a single style of leadership behavior
but instead takes into consideration numerous existing variables.
p. 47; para. 6
6. In choosing a leadership style, the police manager must consider three
major variables. Which of the following is not one of these variables?
A. The personal relationships with members of the department.
B. The degree of structure in the task that the agency has assigned them
C. The attitudes, knowledge, skills and abilities of the subordinates
who will be responsible for carrying out the assignment.
D. The authority, power, and responsibility provided by the manager's
position within the organization.
p. 48; #s 1, 2, 3
7. ______ must be present to prove supervisory negligence in federal
A. Deliberate indifference
B. The motive to do harm
C. A pattern of negligent behaviors
D. All of the above.
p. 61; para. 4
8. The process of performance management is composed of three phases.
A. developing standards of performance.
B. performance planning.
C. problem identification.
D. defining expectations.
p. 65; para. 4
9. Leadership guru Ken Blanchard remarked that the only reason supervisors
exist is to:
A. train future leaders
B. get the job done.
C. maximize the level of performance of those reporting to them.
D. create effective teams - teams that ultimately don't need supervisors.
p. 69; para. 7
10. The essential tool for succession planning is:
A. role modeling.
C. effective evaluation.
D. the training of key personnel throughout the agency.
p. 78; para. 2
Questions 11-20 are taken from the DPD Operations Manual and are to
be answered in accordance with these documents.
11. All of the following are Duties and Responsibilities of Lieutenants
A. Prepare monthly performance summary.
B. Prepare and keep current all after action reports.
C. Prepare monthly personnel report.
D. Investigate complaints and charges relative to members under their
supervision and submit results of these investigations to the Division
Chief and IAB.
Duties and Responsibilities of Lieutenants; p. 12, 11.12; p. 13,
12. In most cases, the Fugitive Unit will be assigned as the primary
investigative unit for fugitive apprehensions. Exceptions would be:
A. arrest warrants for the arrest of suspects wanted in connection with
acts of domestic or international terrorism.
B. arrest warrants that may be coordinated and executed immediately by
those investigators having knowledge of the whereabouts of the individual
C. arrest warrants issued for out-of-state juveniles.
D. All of the above are exceptions.
Arrest Warrants; p. 21, 104.10 (5)(c)(2)
13. A search warrant shall be executed within _____ days after its date.
Search Warrants; p. 23, 104.11 (6)(f)
14. If you do not have a warrant for arrest or grounds to make an arrest,
and if an arrest is not made, you may search the premises if:
A. you have probable cause that supports exigent or emergent circumstances.
B. you have probable cause to believe evidence of a crime exists on the
premises of the suspect or on the body of the suspect.
C. your search is limited to the immediate area and/or evidence in plain
D. All of the above.
Search Warrants; p. 26, 104.11 (12)(h)
15. A threat or overt act of an assault, coupled with the present ability
to carry out the threat, or assault, which reasonably indicates that an
assault or injury to any person is imminent is:
A. Aggravated assault.
B. Aggravated active aggression.
C. Active aggression.
D. Aggressive resistance.
Use of Force; p. 31, 105.00 (4)(b)(5)
16. The level of force applied must reflect:
A. the use of all possible alternatives.
B. the department's overall philosophy and principles.
C. the totality of circumstances surrounding the immediate situation.
D. all of the above.
Use of Force; p. 29, 105.01 (1)(b)
17. The DPD policy regarding crowd management is to apply the appropriate
level of direction and control to protect life and property, to maintain
public peace and order and to:
A. uphold the constitutional rights of free speech and assembly.
B. uphold citizen's property rights.
C. gather information about individuals engaging in or who threaten to
engage in criminal behavior.
D. at all times display and use the appropriate level of force.
Crowd Management; p. 33, 108.08 (1)(a)
18. Officers may take into account the reported race, ethnicity, or national
origin of a specific suspect:
A. for establishing reasonable suspicion or probable cause.
B. when the modus operandi indicates a specific pattern.
C. in the same way they would use specific information regarding age,
height, weight, etc. about specific suspects.
D. when the incident is specifically related to a terrorist event or homeland
Biased Policing; p. 45, 118.02 (3)(b)
19. As soon as practical following a pursuit, there will be a review
of the circumstances of the incident by:
A. the Traffic Investigations Bureau.
B. the Manager of Safety.
C. the involved officers' commanding officer.
D. The Conduct Review Office.
Police Pursuits; p. 70, 201.01 (6)(a)
20. Phase II of the Investigative Review Process consists of the meeting
between the subject officer, one officer representative, the investigator
and the IAB commander (or designee) to:
A. attempt to reach agreement on the material facts of the case.
B. determine the ground rules for the OIM.
C. present their case to the Chief of Police.
D. negotiate a penalty agreement.
Discipline; p. 97, 503.01 (7)(d)(2)
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