LAPD Lieutentant-2015
Sample Test

Following are 20 multiple-choice questions.

Select the best answer for each question. There is one and only one correct answer for each question.

Each question of this sample test is based on one of the documents in the Official Bibliography for the Lieutenant's examination. Answer each question based on the document from which it was taken. Following each question, in bold face, is the document name, page and section from which the question was taken.

The test preparation workshop for the Lieutenant's Examination will consist of four original practice tests. Each practice test will consist of 80-120 questions. Two of the tests will be administered in class under realistic test conditions and two tests will be given via the Internet.

There is a link to the correct answers after the last question.

1. The Watch Commander shall write the UCR CC code on the Incident Report (IR). The primary UCR CC code is based on:

A. the arresting officer(s)' narrative.
B. the highest UCR offense under the UCR Hierarchy Rule.
C. the total number of offenses.
D. classification as Part I or Part II crime.

OCOP Notice 2.2.7, 2014; p. 2, Watch Commander's Responsibilities (Note)

2. Any deviations from Department tactical training shall be articulated and must:

A. have supervisory/command level approval.
B. be based on standards of reasonable suspicion or probable cause.
C. meet the objectively reasonable standard in the Department Use of Force Policy.
D. All of the above.

UOF Directive 10.2, 2015; p. 5, (Reminder)

3. Warning shots shall only be used in exceptional circumstances, where:

A. no citizens are anywhere in the vicinity of the incident.
B. it is known that the suspect is armed.
C. the suspect is known to have committed a capital offense.
D. it might reasonably be expected to avoid the need to use deadly force.

UOF Directive 1, 2009; p. 3 (Warning Shots)

4. Department personnel may not use race, color, ethnicity, or national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or disability (to any extent or degree) in conducting stops or detentions, except when engaging in the investigation:

A. of appropriate suspect-specific activity to identify a particular person or group.
B. in which the modus operandi indicates a specific pattern.
C. related to homeland security and/or a specific terrorist event.
D. any of the above.

Special Order 15, 2009; p. 1, para. 3

5. Which of the following statements about Response Protocols for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is not correct?

A. The belief that an individual may be infected with EVD does not by itself justify detention and/or arrest.
B. An order to isolate or quarantine an individual who is believed to be infected with EVD can only be given by a public health officer.
C. The LAFD will be the lead agency responsible for responding to individuals suspected of being infected with EVD.
D. The use oleoresin capsicum spray is recommended with violent suspects, who are also suspected of being infected with EVD, in order to minimize the risk of exposure.

QTP, Qtr. 1, 2015; pp. 10-11, (III)(C)(G)(1)(2)

6. Watch Commanders are required to notify RACR within ______ minutes of a Categorical Use of Force.

A. 10
B. 15
C. 30
D. 45

Special Order 5, 2012; p. 1, (I)

7. An individual that has been observed engaging in suspicious activity, when no definitive criminal activity is identified, is the definition of:

A. a suspect.
B. an involved person.
C. an interested party.
D. an agent.

Special Order 17, 2012; p. 2, bottom

8. All of the following are Watch Commander responsibilities regarding the In Car Video Program except:

A. analyze recurring repair problems and service delays and make recommendations for reducing down time to the concerned Commanding Officer.
B. ensure that all available camera-equipped vehicles are deployed during their watch.
C. ensure that an investigation is initiated and completed when an ICV system is damaged or inoperable.
D. ensure that random audits are conducted to ensure proper ICV procedures are followed.

Operations Order 2, 1997; p. 2, Addendum 4, Watch Commander Responsibilities, Bullets 2, 6, 8

9. Police activities, not in conjunction with an Unusual Occurrence, involving arrests, processing and detention of felony suspects, intoxicated drivers, and the arrest of other law violators in the interest of public safety is the definition of:

A. Police work of major importance.
B. Special police operations.
C. Functional operations.
D. Routine enforcement action.

Media Relations Handbook; p. 26, para. 6

10. In the Incident Command System, the Operations Section Chief will hold a Tactics Meeting with his/her staff along with the Planning Section Chief and staff and the Logistics Section Chief. The purpose of the Tactics Meeting is to:

A. efficiently allocate needed resources.
B. make assignments to specific group/divisions/strike teams/task forces.
C. develop strategies and tactics to achieve the incident objectives established by the Incident Commander.
D. All of the above.

FOG; p. 69; top

11. Assign personnel to monitor radio frequencies, news media, internet, etc.; assign personnel as scouts to respond to the incident; listen to the information provided no matter the source; and remain at the Incident Command Post are best practices to use to:

A. gain situational awareness during a significant incident.
B. obtain intelligence during a UO.
C. prevent a crowd control incident.
D. evaluate the incident action plan.

COG; p. 27, Section 3

12. Not all crowd management incidents involve civil disobedience resulting in illegal acts and the abridgement of the rights of others. The primary objectives must be addressed to accomplish the mission. They must be accomplished in priority order: Establish contact with/crowd; obtain voluntary compliance with police directives; and:

A. provide for effective communications.
B. minimize enforcement action.
C. utilize ICS/NIMS.
D. continually gather and assess intelligence for tactical and operational needs.

EOG 5; p. 4, paras. 3, 4

13. In a Crowd Control Situation, a Lieutenant will generally be assigned as:

A. the Incident Commander.
B. a Section Chief in the Incident Command Post (ICP).
C. an MFF Leader.
D. any of the above.

EOG 5; p. 11, para. 3

14. In situations where mutual protective orders have been issued, liability for arrest applies to:

A. both parties.
B. the primary aggressor only.
C. the party who is not residing at the location of the incident.
D. one or both parties at the discretion of the responding peace officer.

Penal Code; Sect. 836 (C)(3)

15. Risk Management Information System (RMIS) utilizes a number of separate performance related databases that capture employee activity and transmit these selected data to RMIS. The combined data in RMIS is statistically analyzed using:

A. peer groups and performance thresholds.
B. quantitative and qualitative analysis.
C. benchmarks and longitudinal observations and measurements.
D. internally and externally derived performance criteria.

LAPD Manual; 1/668.01, para. 2

16. In situations involving a barricaded suspect which develop from radio calls or spontaneous activities, which of the following is in command?

A. The senior uniformed officer at the scene.
B. The Area watch commander.
C. The senior Metro/SWAT officer at the scene.
D. The leader of the Crisis Negotiating Team.

LAPD Manual; 1/568.20

17. Which of the following shall determine if a vehicle pursuit is out of policy?

A. Area/division C/O.
D. Bureau C/O.

LAPD Manual; 3/201.30

18. Watch commanders are responsible for ensuring that all employees on their watch adhere to the provisions of the "STOP" Application Manual; shall use the supervisor's reports in the "STOP" Application to monitor the most common mistakes and the time taken to the correct them; and:

A. issue FDR books to all officers.
B. update the FDR book database in the "STOP" Application.
C. conduct accuracy audits for proper completion of the FDRs by officer and the appropriate review by supervisors.
D. appoint an employee as the FDR coordinator.

LAPD Manual; 4/202.02, Watch Commander Responsibilities

19. Immediate Action/Rapid Deployment is the swift and immediate deployment of law enforcement resources to on-going, life-threatening situations where delay could otherwise result in death or great bodily injury to innocent persons. Immediate Action/Rapid Deployment will generally require the immediate configuration of responding resources into two teams: Contact and:

A. Control.
B. Contain.
C. Rescue.
D. Recovery.

LAPD Manual; 4/214.20, para. 1

20. The two main components of a successful gang enhancement allegation are the quality of the gang expert and his/her testimony and:

A. predicate crimes committed by persons who are current or former members of the gang, exhibiting a pattern of criminal activity.
B. establishing the motive of the crime to promote, further or assist in criminal behavior by gang members.
C. a strong case assuring conviction for offense committed - without regard to motive or gang membership of the perpetrator.
D. cooperation of the prosecutor in seeking the gang enhancement.

LAPD Manual; 4/721.15, para. 1

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