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					1. Community policing is meant to be an overriding philosophy guiding department change.

A) True

B) False

2. Community policing is based upon community engagement and problem solving.

A) True

B) False

3. Community policing only needs to include only the three levels of management.

A) True

B) False

4. Community policing can function in a traditional rigid bureaucratic structure.

A) True

B) False

5. The definition of community is the percentage of residents brought up in an area within a fifteen
minute walk from home.

A) True

B) False

6. Which of the following is not an example of the active level of police/public partnerships?

A) forming citizen crime patrols

B) organizing neighborhood watches

C) avoiding illegal activities

D) funding educational programs

7. Who wrote that “[t]he active interest and participation of individual citizens and groups is so vital to
the success of most police programs that the police should deliberately seek to arouse, promote, and
maintain public concern in their affairs”?

A) George Kelling

B) O.W. Wilson

C) August Vollmer
D) James Q. Wilson

8. In community policing, police are considered the __________________ of the criminal justice process.

A) backbone

B) front line

C) gatekeepers

D) professionals

9. Responding to calls for service is usually referred to as _____________ policing.

A) proactive

B) reactive

C) team

D) preventive

10. Which of the following has been recommended in order to improve the quality of community
policing?

A) improving reactive patrol techniques

B) viewing everyone within a community as the same

C) decentralizing and streamlining organizational structure

D) all of these

11. Before community policing can be implemented, police officers need to

A) receive pay increases

B) meet members of the community

C) receive community police training

D) take a communication course

12. A _______________ offers the community the opportunity to learn about police work.

A) comprehensive community strategy

B) Citizens Police Academy

C) public safety initiative
D) Neighborhood Watch

13. Which of the following published an article that laid the groundwork for problem-oriented policing?

A) George Kelling

B) O.W. Wilson

C) Herman Goldstein

D) Eck and Spelman

14. Incident-driven policing refers to

A) proactive policing

B) reactive policing

C) community policing

D) problem-solving policing

15. The Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 defines a ________ as “a career law
enforcement officer, with sworn authority, deployed in community-oriented policing, employed by the
police department to work in collaboration with the school.”


A) public safety specialist

B) school resource officer

C) school police officer

D) public school patrolman



16. Commitment to broad social service functions and community interaction were also characteristics of the
political era of policing. How does community policing differ from policing methods of the political era?




17.Which do you believe is more important, targeting a “critical mass” of individuals, or mobilizing the
community at large? Why or why not? Support your answer.




18. How does implementing community policing affect the core functions of law enforcement?
19. When a department shifts to community policing, how are average line officers affected? Are any new
expectations realistic?

				
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