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During the interview the interview board should __________.

                A. ask different questions to fit the candidate

                B. establish a rapport with the candidate

                C. maintain a strictly formal interrelationship throughout the interview

                D.all of these


Police logs can provide basic information for __________.

                A. assignment of personnel where needed

                B. types of incidents

                C. times of incidents

                D. all of these


If an employee is transferred during a rating period, __________.

                A. only the first supervisor should do the rating

                B. only the second supervisor should do the rating

                C. both supervisors should do a rating

                D. the rating period should be adjusted to start over on the transfer date


A purpose of evaluation is to _________.

                A set standards for task performance

                B. promote common understanding

                C. set future objectives

                D. all of these


Law enforcement managers tend to focus on the __________ future.

                A. immediate

                B. mid-range

                C. extended-range

                D. distant


Time logs provide for the following except __________.

                A. incident types

                B. patrol officer deployment

                C. calls for service

                D. payroll information


Incivilities lead to __________.

                A. lower victimization rates

                B. diminished resident perception of the fear of crime

                C. higher crime rates

                D. all of these


Employees who rate below the acceptable range following evaluation might be __________.

                A. demoted

                B. given a salary reduction

                C. terminated

                D. any of these


_____________ may be legally responsible for the actions of a single officer.

                A. Direct managers

                B. An entire law enforcement agency

                C. The jurisdiction served and the law enforcement agency

                D. all of these


As Americans become increasingly concentrated in urban centers, police will be called on to referee more disputes between __________.

                A. minorities

                B. gangs

                C. haves and have-nots

                D. families


A yellow-dog contract __________.

                A. makes it mandatory to join the union

                B. prevents management from belonging to a union

                C. prohibits new employees from joining a union

                D. permits managers to join the union


Shift assignments should be based on __________.

                A. officers’ requests

                B. management’s professional opinions

                C. data

                D. random assignment


The _____________ is the most widely used psychological assessment test in the country.

                A. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

                B. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory

                C. California Personality Profile

                D. Strong-Campbell Aptitude Assessment


The Kansas City Study of Preventive Patrol found that increasing routine preventive patrol __________.

                A. decreased crime rates

                B. decreased citizen fear of crime

                C. had a deterrent effect in surrounding communities

                D. produced no measurable change


The purpose of CALEA is __________.

                A. to ensure that officers received adequate compensation for line-of-duty injuries

                B. to encourage the unionization of police organizations

                C. to set national standards against which agencies can evaluate themselves

                D. to require smaller law enforcement agencies to increase their professionalism


When conducting an interview, avoid asking __________.

                A. leading questions

                B. questions that call for a simple yes or no

                C. for information protected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act

                D. all of these


One symptom of low productivity is __________.

                A. low absenteeism

                B. unreasonable grievances

                C. increased reasonable complaints

                D. low crash rates


When agencies do not address the fitness requirements and needs of officers, they may be subject to litigation on the basis of all but which of the following?

                A. negligent retention

                B. negligent hiring

                C. negligent supervision

                D. negligent treatment


Vicarious liability refers to __________.

                A. individual acts of criminal liability

                B. individual acts of civil liability

                C. legal responsibility for the acts of another

                D. nonresponsibility of local government jurisdiction


Studies have found that two-officer patrol units are __________.

                A. safer than single-officer units

                B. less likely to generate a complaint from a citizen

                C. less cost-effective than single-officer units

                D. all of these


Behaviorally anchored rating scales (BARS) require __________.

                A. an employee to rate himself or herself

                B. statistical analyses of group self-perceptions

                C. the rating of individual employees on a scale

                D. the rating of group traits on a scale of 1 to 5


The most difficult task for law enforcement managers is __________.

                A. discipline of senior officers

                B. budgeting

                C. hiring employees

                D. firing employees


Which of the following is not a component of vicarious liability?

                A. negligent hiring

                B. negligent firing

                C. negligent training

                D. negligent retention


The National Institute of Justice’s “Research Partnerships in Policing” pairs __________.

                A. two small police departments

                B. a police department of any size with a state agency

                C. a police department of any size with a federal agency

                D. a police department with a college or university


Performance appraisals _________.

                A. may determine promotions

                B. determine how employees are performing police tasks


                C. determine how performance may be improved

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