Sample Test - LAPD Lieutenant

Following are 20 multiple-choice questions. Select the best answer for each question. There is one and only one correct answer for each question.

All questions in this sample test are based on the source material 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 source from which the question was taken.

The test preparation workshop for the Lieutenant's Examination will consist of four original practice tests. The practice tests will average 100 questions. Two of the tests will be administered in class under realistic test conditions, and two will be take-home tests that will be e-mailed to you.

There is a link to the correct answers at the end of this test.

1. The physical disclosure of Suspicious Activity Report during criminal and or civil discovery should only occur pursuant to:

A. direction of the watch commander, Area of occurrence.
B. direction of the MCD.
C. lawful court order.
D. any of the above.

Special Order 9, 2012; Dept. Manual, Vol. 4, p. 5, (Note)

2. Which of the following statements about reviewing Body Worn Video (BWV) recordings in Categorical Use of Force Incidents is correct?

A. If an officer is involved in a CUOF, an officer shall not review his or her BWV recording until authorized by his or her immediate supervisor.
B. An employee may not have an employee representative present during the review of his or her BWV recordings without the presence of an FID investigator or the employee's immediate supervisor.
C. Officers involved in a CUOF shall keep the BWV device operating while responding to questions from his or her immediate supervisor or the FID investigator following the CUOF.
D. Supervisors shall not review the BWV recordings of subordinates involved in a CUOF without express authorization of FID.

Special Order 12, 2015; p. 5, XIX; p. 6, XIL (Note)

3. Department personnel may not use race, religion, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or disability (to any extent or degree) while engaging in any law enforcement activity, including stops or detentions, except when engaging in the investigation:

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

Special Order 19, 2016; para. 1

4. Penal Code Section 407 identifies two different circumstances when an assembly may be declared unlawful. First is when persons assemble to do an unlawful act. The second factual setting is when persons assemble:

A. following a lawful order to disperse.
B. to do a lawful act in a violent, boisterous or tumultuous manner that poses a clear and present danger of imminent violence.
C. under the leadership of individuals or spokespersons who are making anti-American statements or speeches and are inciting the crowd.
D. any of the above.

B Use of Force Directive 11, 2011; p. 2, paras. 2, 3

5. Which of the following Tactical De-Escalation Techniques can afford officers the added benefit of time and distance while continuing to maintain control over the situation?

A. Redeployment and/or Containment.
B. Diversion.
C. Negotiation.
D. Contingency Planning.

Use of Force Directive 16, 2016; p. 2, para. 4

6. Goal 5 of the Department's Strategic Plan is to Strengthen the Workforce. Initiative B is to Empower the Workforce. A Key Activity to Empower the Workforce is to:

A. Implement Department-wide Use of Force/De-Escalation Training.
B. Develop MTA training for bus and rail.
C. Continue to assess less-lethal force options for officers.
D. All of the above.

Strategic Plan; Goal 5, Initiative B

7. The Watch Commander's responsibility with respect to crimes or incidents motivated by hatred or prejudice include all of the following except:

A. forward a copy of the Watch Commander's Daily Report entry, along with a copy of the Sergeant's Log, documenting the contact with the victim to the Community Station Hate Crime Coordinator.
B. Review all reports for completeness including the notification of the DCP and cause the reports to be distributed as soon as possible, but no later than the end of the watch.
C. Distribute an extra copy of the PIR to the Area Detective OIC for follow-up.
D. Direct a sergeant to immediately respond to the scene of a major crime or incident motivated by hatred.

LAPD Manual; 4/203.25, (Watch Commander's Responsibilities)

8. Under what conditions may certain factors such as "nighttime," "high crime," or "high narcotics area" justify reasonable suspicion?

A. When an officer's experience and training are factors in make these specific determinations.
B. When other suspicious factors are present.
C. When a crime has been recently reported in the area.
D. When a consent to search cannot be obtained.

Legal Source Book, Search and Seizure/Persons; III, B, 1, a

9. You may seize any object that is in plain view, as long as: you have a lawful right to be in the place from which you are viewing the object; you have a lawful right of access to the location of the object; and:

A. you have reasonable suspicion to believe that a person legally detained is in possession of the object.
B. you have probable cause to believe than an offense was committed at the that location.
C. the incriminating character of the object is immediately apparent.
D. a valid search warrant has been issued listing the specific object.

Legal Source Book, Search and Seizure/Premises; III, para. 1

10. Investigative Detentions involving vehicles are based on:

A. reasonable suspicion of criminal activity that may or may not be connected to a traffic offense.
B. the first-hand observation by the peace officer that traffic offense has been committed.
C. reasonable suspicion of criminal activity involving the use of a motor vehicle.
D. probable cause to believe that criminal activity occurred that may or may not be connected to a traffic offense.

Legal Source Book, Search and Seizure/Vehicles; IV, B, 2

11. The FLSA Rule ensures that all sworn employees:

A. have all overtime pre-approved.
B. be compensated, with cash or CTO, for all overtime hours worked, with our without pre-approval.
C. accrue no more than 120 hours of CTO.
D. receive only cash compensation and no CTO for any FLSA overtime hours worked.

MOU; Art. 6.1.2, para. 1

12. As a general rule, officers do not have a duty to warn citizens of potentially dangerous persons. However, such a duty may arise if:

A. the officer has reason to believe a danger exists.
B. a "special relationship" develops between the officer and the victim.
C. the citizen has been a victim of a crime.
D. A or C.

Legal Bulletin; Vol. 17, Issue 17, 1993; p. 1, paras 3, 4

13. Upon learning of an Unusual Occurrence (Storm/Flood), or an emergency having the potential of becoming an Unusual Occurrence, the watch commander of the involved area shall designate a supervisor or senior officer as acting watch commander and shall immediately:

A. issue a Tactical Alert.
B. go to the command post and assume command of police operations.
C. activate the Department Operations Center.
D. respond to the Incident Command Post and make a determination whether or not to evacuate the area.

CTSOB Notice 16.2, 2016; p. 5, para. 5

14. Which of the following statements about Less-Lethal Force options is correct?

A. The courts have recently held that Less-Lethal Force is justifiable only when an officer reasonably believes the suspect or subject is violently resisting arrest.
B. The use of Less-Lethal Force, is required when a subject is making verbal threats of violence.
C. Courts have held recently that the TASER shall no longer be classified as a Less-Lethal device.
D. Generally, an officer shall give a verbal warning prior to using Less-Lethal Force, when feasible.

OAS Notice 1.3, 2018; para. 4

15. If an NCIC inquiry returns an Immigration Violator's Record that indicates a person is a "Deported Criminal/Aggravated Felon," an officer may detain the individual for a reasonable period to investigate whether the individual may be in violation of Title 8, US Code Section 1326 (a), (b)(2) (Illegal Re-Entry after Conviction of an Aggravated Offense), a felony criminal offense. A watch commander's responsibility is to contact RACR to be connected to the Department's Immigration Liaison Officer to request approval to: further detain the individual, and to:

A. book the individual for violation of Title 8.
B. determine if the individual has been previously convicted of an aggravated felony offense.
C. determine if there is probable cause to arrest the person for an unrelated criminal offense.
D. contact the ICE's Law Enforcement Support Center.

Detective Notice 1.8, 2017; p. 4, (2nd Bullet, Second Set of Bullets)

16. The selection of the news media viewing area at a public assembly will take into consideration public and officer safety; police tactics; input provided by the new media, if any; and:

A. the ability of the LAPD to prevent the location from being part of the impacted area.
B. the First Amendment rights of the new media.
C. the relative assumption of risk by the media and LAPD.
D. the perimeter zones established by LAPD.

Al Crespo v. Los Angeles; p. 1, last para.

17. The term "substantially involved" refers to the employee(s) applying force or who:

A. witnessed the use of force.
B. had knowledge of the use of force.
C. had a significant tactical or decision making role in the incident.
D. All of the above.

LAPD Manual; 3/792.05

18. After all public safety concerns have been addressed at a CUOF incident, when a firearm has been discharged, ______ shall ensure that involved officers and witness officers are transported from the scene.

A. the investigating supervisor
B. the FID investigator
C. an FID supervisor
D. the watch commander, Area of occurrence or incident commander

LAPD Manual; 3/794.37

19. The watch commander will respond to all scenes involving the seizure of narcotics-related currency which appears to be in excess of:

A. $5,000
B. $10,000
C. $15,000
D. $20,000

LAPD Manual; 4/201.65 last para. (WC Responsibility)

20. All persons detained or arrested and transported to a Department facility shall be brought before a Watch Commander for an inspection and interview. At a minimum, the Watch Commander shall ask the suspect all of the following questions except:

A. Do you understand why you are detained/arrested?
B. Do you know that anything you say can be used as evidence in a court of law?
C. Are you sick, ill or injured?
D. Do you have any questions or concerns?

LAPD Manual; 4/216, Bullets


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