Texas TCOLE Certification Test Questions
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Legal window tint is:
The time you have to appear on a citation is?
Temporary car tags are good for only?
What is the open container law?
An open container of alcohol in a vehicle that is being operated or is parked is a class C misdemeanor
What is not a traffic condition?
An object sticking out more than 4 feet must display?
An officer who is charged with an offense over a class C misdemeanor has how many days to report into TCLEOSE?
When charged with Intoxicated on a CDL you must fill out an out of service report and the driver must be put out of commission form driving for a t least?
On a roadway with a rotary island, one must pass to the:
What drugs are listed in the penalty groups of 1-4?
What is considered a dangerous drug?
What is not growing something, but instead making it simulated?
What does the transferring form on to another a simulated controlled substance; including offering to sell define?
The making or creating of something is considered?
When coming out of an alley, you should stop a vehicle where before entering the street?
At the sidewalk?
The elements of an offense are?
Forbidden conduct, required culpability, required result and negation of any exception to the offense
The difference between Robbery and Theft is?
The amount of force used
You can not serve a civil process on what day?
Is the Attorney General a magistrate?
What is an abandoned vehicle?
A vehicle that is left unattended for 48 hours and is over 5 years old
What is the dark blue discoloration of a dead body that is closest to the ground, that may provide clues if the body has been moved?
Post Mortem Lividity
The stiffening of the body that starts at the neck and lower jaw, and moves downward is defined as?
What can catch a professional their?
What is defined as being cut or abraded by a contaminated object?
Fight or flight usually results in?
What is a written order form a magistrate directed to a peace officer or some other specially named commanding hi to take the body of the person accused of an offense to be dealt with according to law?
A peace officer may only photo and fingerprint a juvenile for what condition?
A class B Misdemeanor or higher offense
Who may come from another state to testify, and is not subject to civil or criminal prosecution?
What kind of abuse is present if the threat of sexual abuse is there?
Who has the right to prevent theft?
A written order by a clerk directing that the person be arrested and brought to court immediately is called?
Most accidents for peace officers occur?
When backing up
Responding to crimes that have already been committed is called?
What relies on information mostly form the witnesses, victims, and suspects?
The TABC can seize what with out a warrant?
An illicit beverge and anything used to transport, make or the equipment used to make an illicit beverage.
What do you use to explain any symbols used in a crime scene sketch?
You should use an arrow to point in what direction on a sketch?
A child is?
Anyone who is between the ages of 10-16 years of age
A vehicle that is used primarily to transport property is called?
What is needed to evict someone?
Writ of Possession
What is the sam as excluded testimony or when witnesses do not talk?
Invoking the rule
A factor that contributes to emergency vehicles that allows them to have a low audible sound?
What do you do with wet evidence?
Let it air dry before packaging
An immediate precursor to a drug case is?
What is a group or person to blame when things go wrong?
A relative event that something took place is called?
A supervisor has what duty to stop unnecessary force by another peace officer?
What is the most important aspect when dealing with a violator?
What is the most important aspect when dealing with a violator?
The main objective of Patrol is?
To preserve the peace
Constables are required to attend a 20 hour class that has to do with?
Who is the preserver of the peace in the county?
A group of words that express a complete thought are called?
A group of words that contains a subject, predicate and a word that following a verb completes the meaning?
A law enforcement initiated action based on an individuals race, ethnicity, or national origin, rather than on the individuals behavior or information identifying the individual as having engaged in criminal activity is called?
County courts have jurisdiction over what?
Misdemeanor cases which exclusive origin is not given to the justice court and the fine is not over $500
What court deals with felonies?
What shall a peace officer give to a victim of family violence?
Written notice of victims rights
A peace officer MAY arrest if the Offense is committed in:
the view of a Magistrate. (Only on felonies and breach of peace and the magistrate orders it)
A peace officer pursuing from out of state may arrest on?
Only in what type of arrest does an officer give notice of authority and the purpose of the arrest before breaking down the door?
What kind of security is given by the accused that he will appear and answer before the proper court?
Injury to any part of the body requires treatment is called?
What is 1/2 hour before sunrise and 1/2 hour after sunset?
A divided controlled access highway for through traffic is called?
The entire width between the boundary lines of a publicly maintained way, andy part that is open for vehicular travel is called?
A freeway or street
An operator passing another vehicle shall return to their authorized lane before coming within how many feet of an approaching vehicle?
No vehicle shall be driven to the left of the roadway within how many feet of a bridge or tunnel?
You can not park within how many feet of a fire hydrant?
The speed limit on a beach is what
Tail lights must be what color and emit how many feet?
Red and 1000 feet
A motor vehicle designed and used primarily as a farm implement to draw husbandry is what?
The distance a train must be in sight for a car to stop at a railroad crossing?
You can no illegally dump with in how many feet of a highway?
A person must be taken before a magistrate within how many hours after being arrested?
The description of chemical of the right amount may be toxic is called?
What amendment gives the right to religion and right to the media?
What amendment is against unreasonable searches and seizures?
What amendment is related to double jeopardy, witness against self, due process and self incrimination?
Justice court appeals go to the what court?
What amendment relates to the right to trial, know the nature of the offenses brought against him, the right to confront accusers and the right to counsel?
What amendment relates to the right against excessive bail, fines and punishment?
What amendment gives State rights?
What amendment gives individual rights?
What amendment says that US law supersedes state law, due process and equal protection?
What court case was the exclusionary rule on fruits of the poisonous tree doctrine established?
Wong Sun vs. United States
How many rounds are needed to qualify for firearms proficiency?
50, 5 of which have to be duty
What are some of the weaponless strategies used in the mechanics of arrest?
Touching, pressure points, hand and foot strikes
What are force options?
Professional presence, verbal commands, weaponless strategies, weapon strategies and deadly force
It is important for an officer to maintain physical and emotional control in order to ensure safety of the officer, the arrestee an the public?
What would be the justification for the use of a baton?
Physical stature, attacked with a weapon, several suspects ready and able to carry out threats.
What is the advantage of a rear approach?
When 2 officers a re interviewing a suspect what would be the best position for the officers?
In a V shape
A frisk is justified for the search of what?
If there are 2 suspects and only 1 pair of handcuffs, how should you handcuff the suspects?
Left to left, right to right
A person running a gambling operation should be charged with?
An officer acting under the color of his office and impedes the rights or sexually harasses is guilty of what?
What is a vehicle that is not designed to transport people or property and is only incidentally driven on the highway?
Special Mobile Equipment
What is CORPUS DELICTI?
Body of the Crime
What is examining bloodstains and hair roots?
What are some potential problems in conducting crime scene searches?
Physical characteristics of areas being searched, hazards to be searched and the potential of any evidence being recovered
How do you choose the method of crime scene searches?
Consider size and type of area to be covered, consider people and equipment needed and the degree of thoroughness
What sketch is used when no cameras are available?
Where do bullets go in a revolver?
In the Cylinder
What has a spring and follower on a gun?
What does SARA stand for?
Scanning, Analysis, Response, Assessment
What comes with incident to arrest?
What can give you suspicion of a criminal activity?
All your senses
An area of open spaces surrounding a swelling which is so immediately adjacent to the dwelling that it is considered part of the house is called?
Alcohol can be served from?
7am-12am, 12am-2am with extra hours permitted
What is the correct distance to follow another vehicle?
A safe distance
What color would reflectors be on a vehicle?
What distance should hazards be visible from?
What color should reflectors be on a vehicle?
Red, Amber or yellow
The exception is driven by whom?
A person that is responsible for the criminal act of another?
An affirmative defense to the prosecution if he engaged in crime because of a threat to himself?
A disturbance of mental or physical capacity resulting from the introduction of any substance in the body is?
Conduct merely affording a person an opportunity to commit an offense does not constitute?
When is the threat of force justified?
When the use of force is justified
Reckless injury is _____ what? as a justification in prosecution of the reckless injury or killing of a 3rd person
Defense to prosecution means?
Mistake or fact
A person is justified in using force against another when and to the degree he reasonably believes it to be necessary to protect himself against others use or attempted use of unlawful force is?
Parent/Child relationships justify that...
A parent may use discipline but not deadly force on a child younger than 18
No defense to prosecution is?
Mistake of law
What is defined as causing reckless death and is a 2nd degree felony?
A person driving a vehicle that causes death to another because they were intoxicated is charged with?
To restrict a persons movement with out their consent is?
Intentionally or knowingly restraining another person is?
To use a person as a shield or hostage is called?
A person touching a 16 year old female is charged with?
A person that causes seriously bodily injury and has a deadly weapon is charged with?
Leaving a 14 year old alone in a vehicle with a small child is?
Leaving a child in a vehicle
When a person takes a child and keeps them it is called what?
Interfering with child custody
A person protected by a protection order?
May not be arrested
When a person recklessly, intentionally or knowingly starts a fire is called?
Spray painting words or symbols on buildings is called?
Entering a garage and taking something form a car parked in the garage is called?
What is the unlawful appropriating of property?
A license, certificate, permit, seal or title are all?
Tampering with a price tag is what?
Fraudulent destruction, removal or concealment of writing
A person who is found with stolen credit cards is guilty of what?
Credit Card Abuse
You are under arrest when?
When you are in custody
A person who disrupts a city council meeting is guilty of what?
Disrupting a meeting or procession
Offering to engage in sex for a fee is called what?
The person who receives compensation for the prostitution is guilty of what?
Promotion of prostitution
A person who receives compensation and has 2 or more prostitutes is guilty of?
A person who causes another person under the age of 17 to prostitute is guilty of?
A person smoking in a public elevator is guilty of?
The unauthorized departure from custody or the failure to return to custody is?
Lying under oath is?
Lying under oath during an official proceeding is called?
Any bladed instrument, hand instrument that is capable of causing serious bodily injury or death is?
A defense to Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon is?
When traveling or hunting
An Adult with whom a child lives with is called?
A peace officer that is appointed to a supervisory position must take a supervisors class within?
At least how many officers in a department shall have a firearms proficiency test annually?
What percent of the time is a message received due to content?
What is it called when you bring the accused before the judge to answer the charges against him to see if he is being held legally?
What are judges, justice of the peace and mayors forms of?
Magistrates (not district attorneys)
ATF's agents, FBI agents and Special Agents are not:
How long is a search warrant good for?
3 days, excluding the day of issuance, and the day it is returned
A peace officer _____ summon aid to assist!
In which step during the 7 step traffic stop does the violator have a chance to explain?
In which step is the tone set for the traffic stop?
When can you obtain a magistrates order of emergency protection?
When an arrest has been made due to family violence
A peace officer_____ arrest _____ offender with out a warrant when the offense is committed in his view or presence
A written order by the magistrate directed to a peace officer commanding him to search the property is?
A search warrant
Can a search warrant command an arrest?
Can a search warrant seize the accused and property?
You can seize property found that is in the warrant and also people named to arrest
What directs that a witness bring evidence and produce it in court?
Subpoena Duces Tecum
What is related to fitness and wellness?
Health and motor skills
What involves the expression or use of facts with out distortion by personal feelings or prejudices?
An adverse opinion or judgment that is formed is called?
What word is used to describe shared culture and beliefs?
Who investigates violations of civil rights?
In what amendment is the freedom of speech and the court case Duran vs. City of Douglas found in?
What amendment includes probable cause, search and seizures and the court case Tennessee vs. Garner?
What amendment includes self incrimination and the court case of Miranda vs. Arizona?
What amendment has the right to trial and to confront your accusers along with the Gualt Case?
What amendment is against cruel and unusual punishment along with excessive bail?
What amendment gives states rights?
What court case deals with warning shots?
Jones vs. Wittenberg
An offense that is punishable by fine, jail or both?
An offense that is punishable by death, penitentiary or both?
What must you prove on each element of the offense for a court to convict?
Beyond a reasonable doubt
In order for a sender to know that a message is received the sender must obtain?
An officer _____ arrest a person that violates a protective order even if it wasn't violated in the presence of the officer?
An officer ______ arrest when a protective order is violated in his presence.
Handcuffing is considered what kind of restraint?
What are the phases for a victim of a crime?
Impact, recoil, reorganization
What substance has an addiction forming or addiction substance liability?
A sexual assault is considered what kind of act?
What is the USC code 242 about?
Deprivation of Rights Under the Color of Law
What is USC code 241 about?
Conspiracy against citizens rights
A group of behaviors or symptoms known as a syndrome?
What is the single most common factor in suicidal behavior?
The most common stereotype of a person with mental illness?
Reasonable force can be used to affect an arrest when the officer has what?
When the prosecutor calls the officer to stand and testify and give an elicit answer this is called?
The court case that supports the search incident to a lawful arrest is what?
Chimel vs. California?
What type of patrol has high visibility, intense patrol and where motorized vehicles can not go?
Speed and mobility is a part of what kind of patrol?
What form of patrol is more attentive to his duties?
One man patrol
Landlord vs. tenant sue for rent and repossession of premise, the tenant is notified by?
Writ of Possession
An order directing a peace officer to appear as a witness?
Who has the primary responsibility to remove livestock?
When a minor buys alcohol from an adult that doesn't ask for Id what is the offense?
Sale of Alcohol to Minor
Physical symptoms associated with drug use?
Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea and hyperactivity
To be charged with possession of marijuana you have to have a ______ amount of at least?
usable, 1/4 oz.
The actual physical transfer
A child who wants to waive his rights as a minor must do so with whom present?
When taking a child into custody, who must be given prompt notification?
parent or guardian
An officer who finds a child injured/beaten and wandering around must do what?
Notify CPS and take child to hospital
What refers to a group of people with common ancestry and physical characteristics?
Adverse judgment without knowledge?
The traditional policing model was?
The best patrol officers in traditional policing were those that?
Make the most arrests and/or service calls
What was an early consequence of radios in cars?
Lost relationships with public
Patrol officers familiarize themselves with known offenders because?
There is an increased probability of arrest
An officer who has contact with suspects should do what?
Watch their hands
If an officer stops a subject and the subject provides a good excuse the officer may?
Release the subject
If an officer becomes suspicious of a subject, the officer may?
Stop and frisk the subject
An officer must have what to lawfully seize a person and take them to jail?
Elements of probable cause, possession and proximity refer to?
Tools of the crime, fruits of the crime, contraband
Voluntarily engaging in conduct prohibited by law?
Act, omission, possession
A nursing home is overcrowded, suspect fails to administer necessary medicine, and a 65 year old victim suffers serious bodily injury, what is the charge?
Injury to child, elderly individual or disabled??
Recklessly causing disfigurement of a child or deform a child 14 years of age or younger is what?
Injury to a child
A person who knowingly takes a child from the custody of a parent with the intent to interfere with child custody is guilty of what?
Interference with child custody
A person who is the co-owner of a boat destroys a boat, what can this person be charged with?
Reckless damage (criminal Mischief)
A person is burning leaves and they spread to the neighbors car, what offense do you have?
A suspect steals a 6 pack of beer costing $3.07 and collides with the manager while running away, the manager has injuries, what offense do you have?
Patrol hazards are identified form what?
Silhouetting, noise and suspects hands
The suspect hides in a business and waits until the business is closed, what offense do you have?
Criminal tress pass (burglary by concealment if he steals anything)
A suspect exposes his anus to a group of people in a public place, what offense is this?
Disorderly conduct ( could be indecent exposure if on street)
A suspect carries a pistol in his pocket; the pistol falls out and discharges in a liquor store, what offense is this?
Disorderly conduct, UCW, TABC Felony
A motor vehicle is defined as being?
What offense is it when traveling less than the posted speed limit?
You should activate your turn signal prior to reaching how many feet of your turn?
Why do officers search during bookings?
Safety and security
An objection by the defense is "sustained" by the judge, what should happen?
Answer the question
If you use your field notebook/whip out pad on the stand as a refresher, the entire notebook is open to?
What are the principles of a good witness?
Honesty, brevity, clarity, objectivity and emotional control
What is the value of a case folder?
When the court tells witnesses not to discuss the case between themselves this is called?
Under the rule
Watch is_____ ward is_____?
night time, daytime
What is an Origin of Profession?
What are some characteristics of a learned profession?
Service to others, assessment of client needs, theoretical knowledge, standards of entry, practice, ethical conduct, professional standards, continuing education and life long learning
The main advantage of professional policing is?
Client is better served, quality and conduct
The primary function of Habeas Corpus is?
Protect from unlawful detentions
What is the body of law that prevents harm to society?
Evidence that is seized after an invalid search warrant, which was served in good faith, is?
A person who knowingly abuses another in public is guilty of?
A person who has previously lived in a household with another is considered to be?
Former member of the household
An application for a protective order may be filed by?
An adult and attorney
What should an officer do to diffuse a domestic situation?
Sensitive to unusual aspects, non-judgmental and don't blame victim
What characteristics of a mentally ill person is the primary factor in deciding whether or not to get back up?
When interviewing a retarded subject, officers should be?
The first officer on scene should be observant of what?
Suspects, victims, and vehicles at the scene
When processing a crime scene, what potential problems should be taken into consideration?
Size, landscape, density, hazardous recovery
What are the 4 types of crime scene sketches?
Projection, schematic, detailed and perspective
The chain of custody is?
Who found the item, where was the item found, who took custody and marked it, who transported it and where it was stored.
When securing a crime scene an officer should not leave?
What is a Haz Mat event?
The release of hazardous materials into the environment
Likelihood of being exposed to haz-mat materials is increased when?
There is heat and poor ventilation
Suspicious deaths should be treated as?
Possible homicides until proven otherwise
Elderly abuse cases are hard to file because?
The victim is unable to help and they have a diminished capacity
Sexual assaults are acts of violence because the purpose is to?
In a homicide investigation, what will not help establish the time of death?
Body temperature of victim
What should you obtain from witnesses at the scene?
Types of patrol patterns that give you a second look at someone or something?
Preventive enforcement includes?
Property checks, stop suspicious activity and high visibility
The importance of patrol is what?
To protect and serve
What ar the advantages of 1 man patrol?
Develops self reliance, personality clashes are reduced, more attention to patrol functions and patrol is doubled
What are the advantages of 2 man patrol?
Greater safety, training aide, shared driving and two sets of eyes
In a felony stop, when the vehicle stops you should direct the occupant to do what?
Stay in the vehicle
The best place to stop a squad car/police vehicle?
Behind/offset of another vehicle
During a traffic stop what is the first step that would offer maximum protection for the officer?
No one exits the vehicle
With out effective public service, what would some of the negative consequences be?
Lack of trust, more complaints, reduced budget support
What is it called when public participation is used in civic gatherings?
Enhancing public service
Methods to gain citizens involvement in community policing?
Public speaking, citizens police academies
Physical security such as locks, bolts and alarms are considered what type of prevention?
Who is the conservator of the peace in CCP?
What affidavit is filed when applying for an arrest warrant?
When an emergency vehicle is approaching which lane must the traffic be in?
Right hand lane
The maximum number of headlights that can be lit on the front of a vehicle at one time is?
What is the speed limit in an urban district?
How long does a person have to update his/her license when moving from one state to another?
30 days (possibly 90 days)
If an incident occurs in a mall parking lot, an officer?
A driver must report an accident if the vehicle is inoperable to who?
Deadly force is authorized when it is immediately necessary in order to stop?
Robbery or kidnapping
What are the speed limits in an urban district and an alley?
30mph and 15mph
________ day time and _______ in night time are lawful speeds if vehicle is a passenger car, light truck or motorcycle
65 and 70 mph
_______ in day time and ______ at night time are lawful speeds if the vehicle is outside an urban district.
60 and 55 mph
What is the most common form of resistance an officer will encounter?
What is the appeal based on position as a professional that assures the other person of a positive outcome?
You may use _____ to prevent a suicide
What supreme court case limits when an officer may use deadly force in a feeling felon situation?
Tennessee vs. Garner
The fact that _______ might be justified does not affect _______ that might be available.
use of force, civil remedies
What is the minimum amount of lawful force sufficient to achieve a legitimate police objective?
It is a _____ to prosecution that the conduct in question was justified under Ch. 9 of the Penal Code.
What is the minimum amount of lawful aggression that is sufficient to achieve a legitimate police objective?
Reasonable/ Necessary force
What is the position where a vehicle or body comes to rest after a collision?
What are the duties of a driver involved in an accident?
Stop, render aid and ID themselves
Speed computations from skid marks show the vehicles?
What are the maximum extensions on passenger vehicles?
left 3ft and Right 6ft
A vehicle is legally parked when it is what?
18 inces form the curb
When a person fails to display their license to an officer upon demand he is guilty of?
Failure to display drivers license
When a person under 18 gets a license, the license shall be marked?
Provisional drivers license
Who may not be issued any type of drivers license?
Anybody under 15
What is the entire width between the boundary lines publicly maintained when any part is used for vehicular travel?
A first offense for DWI carries a penalty of what?
72 hours in jail
A DWI suspect who caused the death of an individual is required to do what?
To give a blood sample
Before administering a blood/breath test for alcohol concentration, the officer must read?
DWI statutory warning
A person commits an offense if the person is intoxicated while driving/operating a motor vehicle where?
In a public place
The primary identifiers of an intoxicated suspect when using the horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test are?
Smooth pursuit, nystagmus at maximum deviation and nystagmus prior to 45 degrees
What is the youngest age a person can receive a citation?
14 years old
Effective consent means?
Consent from a person legally authorized to act for the owner
A threat however communicated
All crimes have what?
an actus reus (act) and mens refs (mental state)
The form of homicide normally occurring during a fit of rage?
A person who recklessly causes the death of an individual may be charged with?
A person who threatens or attempts to influence a public servant in exercise of his power/performance of his duty has committed?
Coercing a public servant or voter
Engaging in an act of sexual intercourse in a public place is?
A firearm what?
a device designed, made or adapted to expel a projectile through a barrel by using the energy generated by an explosion or burning substance
When one "ought to be aware" of an unjustifiable risk and fails to perceive such risk, what is their mental state?
A person who fails to perform an act commits an offense if?
There was a statutory duty to act
If the loss due to theft is less than $500 but more than $50, the grade of theft is?
Class B misdemeanor
More than mere preparation, but failing to effect the commission of the offense is?
What is the burden of proof needed to a conviction?
Proof beyond a reasonable doubt
Agreeing with 1 or more people to commit a felony, plus an overt act by 1 or more of them in pursuance of the agreement is?
A short barrel firearm means a rifle with a barrel less than?
16 inches or shotgun barrel less than 18 inches
What means 3 or more persons having common identifying signs or symbols or who are regularly associated in the commission of criminal activities?
Criminal street gang
What describes the nature of conduct or results of conduct when it is a conscious objective or desire to engage in the conduct or cause the result?
What type of entry is necessary in the offense of burglary?
The intrusion of any part of the body, or any physical object attached to the body
Real property, tangible/intangible personal property, including anything severed form land or a document, including money, that represents or embodies anything of value
When dealing with a domestic disturbance you should?
Diffuse the violence
How many Texan women were murdered by their partner's in 2000?
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