Sample Test
HPD Lieutenant - 2018

Following are 20 multiple-choice questions. Select the best answer for each question.

Each question in this sample test is based on one of the sources in the Official Book List for the 2018 Lieutenant's examination. Answer each question based on the text or document from which it was taken. Following each question, in bold face, is the page and paragraph or section from which the question was taken.

The test preparation workshop for the Lieutenant's Examination will consist of four original practice tests averaging 100 questions. Two of the tests will be administered in class under realistic test conditions and two tests will be given via the Internet.

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Questions 1-6 are taken from Kappler and Gaines, Community Policing, A Contemporary Perspective, 7th edition, and are to be answered in accordance with this text.

1. The authors state that the following need to supplant crime reduction and effecting arrests as the central organizing themes of police work.

A. Fear reduction, order maintenance, and a community's overall health.
B. Empowerment of field officers and community members.
C. The elimination of "Broken Windows."
D. The quest for equality and equity in the delivery of police services.

p. 7; bottom to p. 8

2. There is a wide divide in American society between those who have power and those who experience the victimization of a crime. Which of the following can close that divide?

A. Problem-oriented policing.
B. Criminal justice reform.
C. Power sharing.
D. Enlightened leadership.

p. 13; para. 2

3. The police must develop strategies by which to implement the philosophy of community policing. Three parameters should guide operational planning when implementing community policing. Which of the following is not one of these three parameters?

A. Geographic focus and co-ownership.
B. Direct, daily, face-to-face contact.
C. Prevention focus.
D. Reorganization of the police hierarchy.

p. 20; para. 3

4. Situational crime prevention, a form of problem solving, comprises opportunity-reducing measures that: Are directed at highly specific forms of crime; Involve the management, design, or manipulation of the immediate environment in as systematic and permanent a way as possible; and:

A. Educate the public in specific crime prevention and safety methodologies.
B. Reduce the rewards as perceived by a wide range of offenders.
C. Create a paradigm shift in police-community communications, interactions, and relations.
D. Statistically analyze the occurrence of crime, as well as the absence of crime, in defined geographic areas.

p. 26; para. 3

5. Which of the following offer(s) the police their best and most logical opportunity for unifying people in ways that help rebuild that traditional sense of community?

A. The issues of crime and fear of crime within any given community.
B. The sharing of cultural values and traditions.
C. Bringing people together in a safe environment.
D. Prioritizing citizen/resident concerns.

p. 123; last para.

6. With respect to attitudes toward the police in neighborhoods that are racially diverse, researchers found:

A. an overall negative perception of the police.
B. that attitudes varied by income more than by any other single factor.
C. that residents were unwilling to openly share their perceptions of the police.
D. little differences in attitude toward the police among different racial groups.

p. 145; para. 1

Questions 7-12 are taken from Ratcliffe, Intelligence-Led Policing, and are to be answered in accordance with this text.

7. The shift from reactive policing to risk policing has been driven by a couple of factors: Radical extremism; and:

A. Broad fluctuations in crime rates.
B. Great public oversight.
C. Demographic changes in communities.
D. Weaknesses in the social fabric.

p. 14; para. 4

8. When people detected crime but did not report it, most often the reason was:

A. fear of reprisal.
B. shame.
C. because they thought the police would not or could not help.
D. because the crime was of a relatively minor nature.

p. 32; para. 3

9. In a study of the Crime Funnel, of 1,000 actual crimes committed, how many resulted in a custodial sentence?

A. 99
B. 55
C. 19
D. 4

p. 34; para. 3

10. One area that is increasingly valuable both in terms of crime prevention strategy and as a component of predictive policing tools is the relatively recent identification of:

A. cybercrime.
B. identity theft.
C. repeat patterns of crime.
D. gateway crimes.

p. 39; last para.

11. Community policing's central aim is an increase in police legitimacy, while intelligence-led policing strives first and foremost to:

A. reduce crime.
B. take a proactive approach to crime prevention.
C. refine traditional policing tactics.
D. identify and solve problems.

p. 61; para. 3

12. Information that has been subject to a defined evaluation and risk assessment process in order to assist with police decision-making refers to:

A. Risk management.
B. CompStat.
C. Criminal intelligence.
D. Crime data pools.

p. 69; para. 1

Questions 13-20 are taken from the HPD General Orders and are to be answered in accordance with these documents.

13. Which of the following statements about Delegation of Responsibility is correct?

A. Supervisors shall not delegate responsibilities to subordinate employees that are specifically designated as supervisory responsibilities in the General Orders.
B. Supervisors who delegate tasks to subordinate employees are ultimately accountable for ensuring the tasks are completed.
C. Supervisors shall not delegate tasks or responsibilities to employees who are not under their direct supervision in the chain of command.
D. Supervisors shall not delegate tasks or responsibilities to employees that will result in the employee's inability to complete regularly assigned tasks and responsibilities.

GO 200-08, Conduct and Authority; p. 6, #9

14. The rank of lieutenant is mid-management, and transfers shall be made at the discretion of:

A. the Personnel Allocation Committee.
B. ESD command personnel.
C. the Chief of Police.
D. the division commander.

GO 300-02, Transfers; p. 5, #8, para. 1

15. The supervisor dispatched to a CED Incident shall be in charge of the scene unless:

A. follow up investigation is needed.
B. there are multiple suspects.
C. the suspect has escaped.
D. serious bodily injury or death occurs.

GO 400-26, Conducted Energy Devices; p. 4, col. 2, last para.

16. If an officer encounters a person during an investigation that they believe to be a victim of family violence, who refuses to cooperate with the investigation so long as they are being recorded by the officer's BWC, the officer shall briefly explain the department's policy with regard to recording citizen interactions. If the person continues to object to being recorded, the officer shall:

A. cease recording and take a written statement.
B. cease recording and request the person report to a police facility where the interview can be witnessed.
C. cease attempts to interview that person and make contact with a supervisor.
D. continue recording, and contact ECD to contact a supervisor for authorization to discontinue the recording.

GO 400-28 Body Worn Cameras; p. 6, #11, para. 3

17. All of the following statements about terminating pursuits are correct except:

A. The shift commander shall initiate an internal affairs investigation any time it is believed that a violation of policy occurred regarding the termination of the pursuit.
B. If at any time the shift commander's assessment indicates the pursuit should not continue, then the shift commander shall order the termination of the pursuit.
C. Field supervisors may terminate the pursuit if it is determined officers have sufficient information to establish both probable cause for the criminal activity and the identity of the suspect, making the filing of a to-be warrant feasible.
D. The primary unit, the on-scene police helicopter, or any on-duty supervisor may terminate a pursuit.

GO 600-04, Pursuits; p. 3; (3)(d); p. 4, # 4, para. 1; p. 7, (8)(e)

18. Which of the following is the Duty Lieutenant's responsibility at a Special Threat Incident?

A. Ensure patrol officers man the outer perimeter until relieved by officers either from the Tactical Operations Division or the Special Operations Division.
B. Gather all intelligence from debriefings of SWAT Detail and HNT personnel.
C. Maintain liaison with concerned agencies and other jurisdictions.
D. Determine which containment and assault tactics to use.

GO 600-05, Special Threats; p. 4, Captain/Lieutenant Responsibilities, (b)

19. Which of the following statements about Restricted Use Confidential Informants (CIs) is correct?

A. Restricted Use CIs may not use department funds for the purchase of controlled substances.
B. All Defendant CIs shall operate under Restricted Use Guidelines.
C. Restricted Use CIs require the written approval of the authorized division captain and shall be subject to a greater degree of supervisory control.
D. Restricted Use CIs shall not be eligible to complete a District Attorney CI Contract.

GO 600-16, Confidential Informants; p. 2, (c)

20. Race, ethnicity or national origin may be legitimate factors in a detention decision when used:

A. as part of an investigation of a specific crime.
B. as part the description of a specific suspect for whom an officer is searching.
C. as part of a criminal profile.
D. as part of any of the above.

GO 600-42, Racial Profiling; p. 2, #1, para. 1

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