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August Volmer can best be remembered for:
his contribution to the goal of professionalizing the police
Police professionalism became a major issue in ____________.
the late 60's
A study of 289 agencies in 1986 on entry-level educational requirements, reported that ____________.
O A. 0.9 percent had no minimum educational requirement
O B. 84.8 percent had a high school or G.E.D. requirement
O C. 0.6 percent required a four-year baccalaureate degree
. Requirements for election of Sheriff or set out by __________________.
Art. 5, Sec. 23 Texas Constitution
In ______ the Texas Legislature enacted legislation that created the Commission.
When notifying the commission of an arrest the licensee must including, _________________.
O A. the name of the arresting agency
O B. the style, court, and cause number of the charge or indictment, if any
O C. the address to which notice of any commission action will be mailed.
A person under section 211.27. Reporting Responsibilities of Individuals, must also report to the commission the final disposition of the criminal action within ________ of the effective date of the disposition.
30 days
Under 217.1. Minimum Standards for Initial Licensure a person must ______________.
show no trace of drug dependency or illegal drug use after a physical examination, blood test, or other medical test
Except as provided by Sections 1701.310 and 1701.311, a person may not appoint a person to serve as an officer, county jailer, or public security officer unless the person appointed holds _________________.
an appropriate license issued by the commission
To be eligible to take a state licensing examination, a student must have ______________.
a valid endorsement of eligibility
To be eligible to sit for an examination, an examinee must ____________________________.
O A. report on time
O B. display upon request some identification card which contains a photograph
O C. not disrupt the examination
O D. comply with all the written and verbal instructions of the proctor
A peace officer appointed to the officer's first supervisory position must receive in-service training on supervision during the _________ period after the date of that appointment.
A minimum standard for the annual handguns firearms proficiency course of fire under Rule- 217.21 shall include:
at least 5 rounds of duty ammunition
A minimum standard for the annual firearms proficiency course of fire under Rule- 217.21 rifle qualifications shall include __________________________________.
a minimum of 20 rounds of duty ammunition fired at a range of at least 100 yards
A minimum standard for the annual firearms proficiency course of fire under Rule- 217.21 fully automatic weapons shall include:
at least 30 rounds of duty ammunition
The minimum standards for the annual firearms proficiency course of fire under Rule- 217.21 , fully automatic weapons, shall
include at least one timed reloads
Sec. 1701.355. (Occupation Code)CONTINUING DEMONSTRATION OF WEAPONS PROFICIENCY, allows who to define the weapons proficiency requirements?
The commission
Statistics related to law enforcement in Texas from June 2000 data
Number of active peace officer licenses: _________________
Statistics related to law enforcement in Texas from June 2000 data
Number of active reserve licenses: _____________
The _________ was the nighttime system of policing .
An order from the court directing the person responsible for holding an individual in jail or prison to bring that person before the court and show why he is being held in custody is called a:
Writ of Habeas Corpus
he Fourth Amendment to the Constitution:
Protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures
The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution provides which of the following protections:
Freedom from double jeopardy
Which amendment to the constitution gives citizens the right to an attorney during criminal proceedings?
Sixth Amendment
A religion that worships the Dallas Cowboys Football team as idols ______ be prohibited by the government because of the First Amendment.
A state government ________ the impact of any Supreme Court decision by passing it's own constitutional amendment doing away with the Supreme Courts decision.
cannot lessen
The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees:
due process of law
Article 3 of the Constitution is important because:
it creates the Supreme Court of the U.S. and defines its jurisdiction
There is only one crime defined in the U.S. Constitution. What is it?
Amendment 8 of the U.S. Constitution establishes:
right against cruel or unusual punishment
One of the major differences between the federal Bill of Rights and the State of Texas Bill of Rights is:
Texas has a section on the commitment of persons of unsound mind
An example of an unreasonable seizure as defined in the 4th Amendment to the Constitution would be the case of:
Tennessee vs. Garner
An example of the 5th Amendment right to protection against self-incrimination is the case of:
Miranda vs. Arizona
Which of the following is not protected by the 6th Amendment to the Constitution?
double jeopardy
The 8th Amendment to the Constitution guarantees:
right against cruel or unusually punishment
Which of the following rights is not defined by the 8th Amendment to the Constitution?
freedom of the press
Which of the following is provided for in the 9th Amendment to the Constitution?
the enumeration of certain rights in the Constitution shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people (individual rights)
Which of the following statements is not true about the concept of professionalism?
there is little variance between individuals as to their compatibility with the characteristics of professionalism
Which of the following is not a characteristic of professionalism?
little or no standards for entry
One of the advantages of the professional model for law enforcement is:
stronger community support and respect
Which of the following statements is not true about the professional model of law enforcement?
O A. it allows law enforcement to better serve the community
O B. it makes for more effective problem solving by law enforcement
O C. it improves the financial rewards for law enforcement
O D. it promotes ethical conduct by the law enforcement community
Values: (as discussed in professionalism/ethics)
are what influence our behavior
Which of the following statements is true?
peer pressure can work for or against ethical behavior
The ___________________ is performed by being objective and ethical in personal behavior and in functioning as a representatives of the criminal justice system.
ethical role
__________________ involves the expression or use of facts without distortion by personal feelings or prejudices.
Which of the following statements is not true concerning the concept of professionalism?
it is applied only to the military profession
______ is the body of law concerned with the remedy of private rights.
Civil law
A Municipal Court is a function of the ______ component of the Criminal Justice System.
Which of the following prescribes the punishment to be imposed for criminal conduct?
criminal law
The purpose of ______ is preventing harm to society.
criminal law