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TCOLE practice exam
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Reasonable / prudent
According to the Transportation code: "No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is ________ and _______ under the circumstances then existing."
According to the Penal Code, a person acts _______, with respect to the nature of their conduct, when it is the conscious objective or desire to engage in the conduct or cause the result.
to the right or left of the subject
When two officers are interviewing one subject, the second officer's position should be ________?
The right of the people to petition the government
The First Amendment to the Federal constitution concerns.....
Extensive use of the automobile for patrol
What single event served most to remove the police officer from contact with the community?
A male person is at a night club and looks in the girls' restroom to see if he can catch a glimpse at any partially clothed women. What offense has occurred?
According to the CCP and case law, an officer/ supervisor _____________ intervene in cases of excessive use of force.
-One officer should take the "lead role"
-Communication must occur between the two officers
-Coordination between the two officers is important
-All the above should be remembered
When two officers are directing traffic at an intersection, the officers should remember:
Who has authority to release a person arrested for Public Intoxication?
uses or exhibits a deadly weapon
Which of the following may cause an offense of robbery to be upgraded to aggravated robbery?
care for injured
What is the first thing an officer does during the "Scene Management" stage?
The ________ is that portion of a highway improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder.
Justice is to be served
Time must be devoted to exploring motives, possible omissions, and assessing the truth if ________________________.
The right of an accused to counsel for his defense
The Sixth Amendment to the Federal Constitution includes.....
According to the Transportation Code, it is unlawful to operate an open bed pickup truck with a child younger than _____ in the open bed.
codifies certain illegal behaviors of public officials
Title 8 of the Texas Penal Code (chapters 36, 37 and 38):
The Sixth Amendment covers all of the following except:
The major classifications of drugs include narcotics, depressants, stimulants and ______.
A way of thinking and acting based on tradition or learned behavior passed down from one generation to the next describes.....
The writ that is issued under seal, commanding a peace officer to deliver the body of a witness before a grand jury proceeding is called:
limited to situations where the officer or an innocent thrid party is physically threatened a matter of departmental policy and authorized only with specific supervisory permission in each case
Shooting at nonviolent fleeing felons is
What is the most common form of prejudice?
Right to a Grand Jury
The Fifth Amendment addresses which of the following:
According to the HSC 481.121, possession of Marihuana: A person commits an offense if the person intentionally or knowingly possesses a ____________ quantity of marihuana.
Delinquent Conduct is conduct, including traffic offenses, that violates the Penal Laws of this State.
According to Commission Rules, the license of any licensee who does not meet the legislatively required continuing education by the expiration date will _______.
3rd degree felony
A person found in possession of crack cocaine weighing a total of 2 grams should be charged with a:
Unreceptive to alternatives after repeated appeals.
Which of the following indicate that words are no longer working as a force option?
omission or neglect
Which of the following factors most generally contributes to the mental and emotional injury to a child and is punishable under P.C.22.04?
Remove vehicles and debris
During the "Traffic Control" stage what should be done?
According to CCP Art. 1.20, no person shall be convicted of treason except on the testimony of ___________________ witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.
According to Sec. 217.11 Legislatively Required Continuing Education for Licensees, a Peace Officer appointed to their first supervisory position, training must be completed within ___________ months following the date of appointment as a supervisor.
mail carrier on rounds
Which of the following is a defense to prosecution for not wearing a seat belt?
make a lawful arrest without warrant.
If a peace officer develops probable cause that a criminal violation is about to occur, and there is no time to obtain a warrant, he may
taken into custody
According to the Code of Criminal Procedure, a person is arrested when the person has been _______.
Which of the following is the minimum level of blood-alcohol concentration that defines a person as being under the influence of intoxicating beverages in the state of Texas.
A motor vehicle designed and used primarily as a farm implement to draw an implement of husbandry.
Which culpable mental state refers to a person's conduct or the result of his conduct when he ought to be aware of a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist or the result will occur when and to the degree that the failure to perceive it constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that an ordinary person would exercise under all the circumstances as viewed from the actor's standpoint?
Burglary - Building
A person steals an old lawn mower worth $40 out of an old storage shed that is falling apart. What offense has occurred?
The condition of the human organism that consists of its health and disease status and risk potential.
Fair and Objective
Word gets around if an officer is _____________________________ in one's work, and one's ability to serve is increased.
The only offenses in which bail may be denied, is in cases of:
According to the Transportation Code, an operator may not drive at a speed greater than is reasonable and ______ under the circumstances existing.
The ______ Amendment limits the level of force that may be used to reasonable force.
A person pays another person to kill a business partner.
Which of the following offenses is punishable by the death penalty?
Officer of a water-control district
Under Article 2.12, which of the following is a legally designated peace officer?
______________________ is when an emergency exists where there is not enough time for a peace officer to get a warrant.
According to Sec. 20.02 of the Penal Code, a person commits ________________ if he intentionally or knowingly restrains another person and recklessly exposes the victim to a substantial risk of serious bodily injury.
the transfer of meaning
An organized and relatively unchanging combination of a persons knowledge and feelings about someone or something, that influences him/her to behave in a certain way, in regard to that person or thing, defines:
Having a statutorily prohibited blood alcohol content
The "Illegal Per Se" law makes it an offense to operate a motor vehicle while _________.
Providing a convenient group or person to blame when things go wrong in one's personal life or in the community is known as....
_____________ means the human kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas, eye, bone, skin, fetal tissue, or any other human organ or tissue.
From what distance must tail lights on a vehicle be visible?
Identifying and resolving
Which of the following is NOT a component of the traditional police service model?
to take the violator into custody
The police role in physical arrest is two-fold, to protect the public and __________.
One leg stand
Which of the following is (are) validated field sobriety test?
Private security officers commissioned by the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agency
Which of the following is not a peace officer?
Courage is the state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger with confidence, resolution, bravery and valor.
Which of the following best defines the term physical courage?
Handcuffs are only a ________ restraining device.
Any detectable amount
For a juvenile to be taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol, they must have a blood alcohol content of:
"A device or a drug that is unsafe for self-medication and that is not included in Schedules I through V or Penalty Groups 1 through 4 of Chapter 481 Health and Safety Code" defines:
death to optimal well-being
In the definition of "Wellness" we learned that there are varying degrees of wellness, ranging from
Just force that is required to suppress it and no more
What force can a peace officer use to suppress a riot?
-The number of grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood
-The number of grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath
-The number of grams of alcohol per 67 milliliters of urine
-All of the above
Alcohol concentration relates to:
The single best suicide indicator is?
A law enforcement officer may take possession of a child without a court order under any circumstances.
Within the traditional police service mode, most decisions are made at the management and mid-management level with little ______ involvement.
-Acceptable for surveillance.
-Invalid if used to supply motive.
-Invalid if used to provide criminal opportunity
-All of the above.
Deceptive police practices are:
The violator is operating a motor vehicle with an expired MVI in a parking lot for which a fee is paid for parking motor vehicles.
A peace officer has jurisdiction in all but one circumstance below. In which does the officer not have jurisdiction to investigate and issue a traffic citation if warranted?
highway or street
According to the Transportation Code, a ______ is the width between the boundary lines of a publicly maintained way, any part of which is open to the public for vehicular traffic.
-Stop before the sidewalk
-Yield right of way to pedestrians
-Yield right of way to approaching vehicles
-All of the above
An operator of a vehicle emerging from an alley, driveway, or business shall....
Which of the following is an example of Weaponless Strategies?
According to the Transportation Code, what is the minimum light transmission percentage allowable for window tinting?
Involuntary jerking of the eyes
The word "nystagmus" means ________________.
What is generally considered to be the area of open space surrounding a dwelling, which is so immediately adjacent to the dwelling that it is part of the house?
The speed of the roadway
Which of the following is not a consideration for points of greatest potential congestion.
Urge the person to seek help
A co-worker who is abusing drugs or alcohol can be helped in four ways. These are: Be aware and recognize the problem, encourage the person after they seek help, avoiding the problem will eventually have serious consequences and:
A State task force
In 1999, the Texas legislature enacted a statute that creates a state-wide database operated by ________________________ that contains information on gangs and gang members.
A person commits an offense of Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon if he intentionally, knowingly or recklessly carries on or about his person a ____________________.
As frequent or more frequent
Of the studies that have been done on law enforcement, most suggest that alcohol and drug abuse is ____________ than in the general population.
What are the two systems of field note taking:
-All of the these
Family and personal stressors include.
Court of Criminal Appeals
If the death penalty has been assessed as the punishment, the only court that can hear that appeal is the:
Pursuant to the laws of arrest of the Penal Code and probable cause that the child has engaged in delinquent conduct.
A juvenile may be taken into custody for the following reasons:
Every aspect of human behavior is influenced by ________________________.
________________ means to deliver a controlled substance other than by administering or dispensing the substance.
Having an adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge of or examination of the facts is ______.
A ________ is a writ issued by the judge of a court having jurisdiction of a case after commitment or bail and before trial, or clerk at the direction of the judge, and directed to any peace officer of the State of Texas, commanding him to arrest a person accused of an offense and bring him before the court immediately, or at a term stated in the writ.
Officer Casanova sees a pretty lady, stops her, and makes unwelcome sexual advances toward her. Officer Casanova committed what offense?
According to the Transportation Code, a vehicle equipped with hazard lamps to warn other vehicle operators of a vehicular traffic hazard shall have the lamps visible at a distance of at least _____ feet in normal sunlight.
According to the Code of Criminal Procedure, a citizen may, without a warrant, arrest an offender when the offense is committed within their view is a _________.
One of the advantages of the rear approach to suspects is ________.
A vehicle operated by an employee of the blood bank transporting the daily supply of fresh blood to a local hospital under normal circumstances.
Which of the following is not an "authorized emergency vehicle" in accordance with the Transportation Code?
An operator moving around a rotary traffic island shall drive only to the right of the island.
A motor vehicle used to transport persons and designed to accommodate more than 10 passengers, including the operator, is the definition of a/an ________.
7%-10% on content
Communication is based on:
In a report if you write the information in the order of their occurrence this would be called:
According to the Transportation Code, an operator moving around a rotary traffic island shall drive only to the ______ of the island.
In a physical arrest, the police role is essentially ______________.
held to a higher ethical standard than others
An Officer's "off duty" behavior is generally:
other than in a marked crosswalk
Pedestrian shall yield the right-of-way to a vehicle on the highway if crossing a roadway at a place:
Eat ____________, in a relaxed pleasant place.
Made, not born
Ethical men / women are ____________________________, and peer pressure can work for or against ethical behavior.
A person is observed in a crowded parking lot masturbating. What offense has occurred?
After they have been committed
Traditionally police officers handle crimes:
Consent may be ________________ at any time.
According to the Code of Criminal Procedure, an affidavit made before a magistrate charging the commission of an offense is called a/an _______.
The six major categories of drugs does not include:
Which is the best defined as share culture and background?
The maximum speed on a beach during the daytime is:
a stop sign
A flashing red signal is
The director of the agency in charge
Who investigates the death of a prisoner if he dies while in custody of a jail?
-All of the above are culpable mental states
Which of the following is not a culpable mental state?
According to the Transportation Code, an operator passing another vehicle shall return to an authorized lane of travel before coming within ____ feet of an approaching vehicle, if a lane authorized for vehicles approaching from the opposite direction is used in passing.
A _________________ is a group of words that expresses a complete thought.
the place does not have a prominently placed notice that smoking is a violation
Which of the following, if any, creates a defense to prosecution under the Smoking Tobacco statute?
Inform the principal or the person in charge at the school what has happened.
When investigating a crime at a school, law enforcement officers should:
A person knowingly causes serious bodily injury to another in the course of committing theft. According to the Penal Code, what is the most serious offense committed?
Shotgun with a 17 inch barrel
Which of the following would be classified as a "Short Barrel Firearm"?
According to the penal code statues, how many persons constitute a "riot"?
physical stature of offender
Justification of baton use includes ________.
The date the warrant is issued.
Of the many requisites of an arrest warrant, which of those listed is not a requisite?
A paved shoulder
"Improved Shoulder means" ___________________.
Physical balance is the position that allows you the ability to move while maintaining balance, strength and ______________.
$10 to $200
If an officer refuses or fails to execute any legal process, he/she may be punished with a fine, not less than _____, nor more than ______.
Where a felony has been committed and the officer has probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a threat of serious physical harm, either to the officer or to others, deadly force may be used to __________________.
directed to do so by a peace officer
A citizen may proceed past a red light if ................
Always consider basic ethical ______________.
In the SFST Walk and Turn test, the suspect must be instructed to take nine steps up the line and ____ steps back down the line.
The oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant
Which of the following is NOT considered marihuana?
According to the Health and Safety Code, a substance that has an addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability similar to morphine or is capable of conversion into a drug having addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability is classified as a/an ______.
No vehicle shall at anytime be driven to the left of the roadway when approaching within ____ feet of an intersection.
Health related; Motor related
Physical fitness can be divided into two categories:
According to the Transportation Code, unless expressly provided otherwise, a lighting device or reflector mounted on the rear of a vehicle must be or reflect _______.
A vehicle passing another vehicle to the left shall return to an authorized lane before coming within ________ feet of approaching vehicles.
writ of habeas corpus
According to the Code of Criminal Procedure, a ______ is an order issued by a judge directed to anyone having a person in their custody, commanding them to produce such person and show why they are in custody.
John Wrong offers Jackie Wright $35.00 to engage in sexual conduct with him. John Wrong has committed the offense of _____________________________.
According to the Transportation Code, an operator shall dim headlights when an approaching vehicle is within ____ feet.
According to the Occupations Code, a person licensed as a peace officer must complete 40 hours of legislatively required continuing education training once every _______.
______________ and "dump" mean to discharge, deposit, inject, spill, leak, or place litter on or into land or water.
In Texas, Stephen F. Austin employed a militia group to protect the settlers from Indian and bandit raids. this group later became known as
The professional behavior with peace officers and others in the criminal justice system needs to come closer to "ideal" ethical behavior than may be possible in ____________.
Which of the following is the statute of limitation for robbery?
Nighttime means the period beginning one half hour before sunset and ending one half hour after sunrise.
An inventory is a search of a person's car for contraband.
Which of the following is not an element of an offense?
-A healthy diet
-Reducing fat and cholesterol
-All of the above
A nutrition plan should include strategies for:
A police sergeant makes sexual advances toward a female. The sergeant committed.....
-On a crosswalk
-Within an intersection
-On a sidewalk
-Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
-All of the above
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle....
"Not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, or any combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body" is a definition of
-Officers of the Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC)
-Officers commissioned by a public junior college
-Stewards and judges employed by the Texas Racing Commission
-Officers commissioned by the Texas Board of Pharmacy
-All of the above
Who of the following are peace officers in the state of Texas?
A child may be held in a jail with adults arrested for or charged with a crime if no separate juvenile facility is available.
Federal criminal violations
Federal civil rights cases under Title 18 Sections 241 & 242 United States Code are concerned with:
Code of Criminal Procedure
Peace officers are granted the authority to use force by the Texas ___________.
Duran v. City of Douglas, AZ applies to which amendment?
According to Sec. 217.11 Legislatively Required Continuing Education for Licensees, the legislatively required continuing education program for individuals licensed as peace officers shall consist of __________ hours of training.
According to the traffic code, an operator may not follow closer than __________ feet from a fire apparatus responding to a fire alarm or drive into or park the vehicle in the block where the fire apparatus has stopped to answer a fire alarm.
Which of the following is one of the helpful tools used in verbal persuasion?
Which court has original jurisdiction in felony cases and certain types of civil cases (e.g. divorce)?
There is no exception for police officers to ignore an incident of family violence because of a family relationship
Chapter 5 of the CCP, "Family Violence Prevention", specifically states that:
According to the Carroll Doctrine, the reason a vehicle is an exception to the warrant requirement is because it is:
What is the speed limit in an urban district, unless otherwise posted?
One of the disadvantages of professional model for law enforcement is the cost of training and __________________________.
Which of the following is not a function of prejudice?
A __________________ is a group of words that is only a piece of a complete sentence. Pieces of important information are left out of the sentence.
the physical stature of the suspect.
One consideration on whether or not to use a baton would be:
-To stop, stand or park
-To accelerate prior to entering the main traveled portion of the roadway
-To decelerate prior to making a right turn
-At any time to avoid a collision
-All of the above
A driver may operate a vehicle on an improved shoulder to the right of the main traveled portion of the roadway.....
An Arrest can be both an emotional and physical problem for the officer and arrestee. Uncertainty is likely to result in compensating behavior. Compensating behavior may take one of the following forms:
authorized emergency vehicles responding to calls
The provisions limiting the operations of vehicles on an improved shoulder shall not apply to...
States' rights are enumerated in which amendment?
The required distance for tail lamps to be visible is:
Any peace officer who is outside his jurisdiction may arrest, without warrant, a person who commits an offense within the officer's presence or view, if the offense is:
Penalty Group 1
Under what Penalty Group is Heroin found?
Until July 14, 2009
A search warrant issued on the 10th of July, 2009, is valid for how long:
Probable cause needed before the officer requests the consent
Which of the following is not a requirement for a consent to search:
Officer Hutch calls the district attorney's office and asks when the felony arrest he made is going to trial. Asst. district attorney Starsky replies: "I can not proceed until I get a/an ____________ from the Grand Jury.
It is important to be aware of one's ______, so that one can double check decisions to ensure accurate and fair decision-making.
______ circumstances exist when there is not enough time to obtain a warrant and the officer must establish probable cause.
A person who, in the course of committing theft, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, or places another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death, has committed what offense?
There are varying degrees of wellness, ranging from death to ____________________ .
Holding a person for a limited time who is not yet answerable to a criminal offense is _____.
Credit Card Abuse
According to Sec. 32.31 of the Penal Code, a person commits the offense of __________________________ if, with intent to obtain a benefit fraudulently, he uses a credit card with knowledge that the card was not issued to him and he does not have the effective consent of the card owner to use the card.
Which of the following formal accusations of guild is used in misdemeanor actions?
A __________________ is a group of words that is only a piece of a complete sentence. Pieces of important information are left out of the sentence.
Only with permission of the fire department official in charge
Under which of the following conditions may a person drive a vehicle over an unprotected fire hose laid down on a street to be used at a fire emergency?
Eat enough calories to attain and ____________ desired body weight.
A Justice of the Peace of that county.
In a county that does not have a medical examiner's office, who is responsible for all tangible evidence accumulated in the course of an inquest?
A juvenile processing office may detain a child for not longer than ________ hours.
prevent someone from committing suicide
According to the Penal Code, deadly force is NOT justified to _______.
A person who has a mobility problem that substantially impairs the person's ability to ambulate, is the definition of:
A signal of intent to turn right or left when required shall be given continuously during not less than the last _______ feet traveled by the vehicle before turning.
-Two car lengths
-None of the above
An operator of a motor vehicle shall allow _______ between themselves and the vehicle in front of them.
when each thing happened
Chronological reports organize information by _____.
A divided, controlled access highway for through traffic is a ........
According to TCLEOSE, there are 3 major components of the criminal justice system. Which of the following is NOT one of those components?
Only by a certified peace officer
A capias may be served by:
Reckless Damage or Destruction
A person driving a pickup truck backs up in a parking lot without first looking and collides into another vehicle worth $18,000 causing $1,000 worth of damage. What offense has occurred?
_______________ means a child who is accused, adjudicated, or convicted for conduct that would not, under state law, be a crime if committed by an adult.
Whenever a driver of a motor vehicle approaches a railroad crossing and a clearly visible electrical or mechanical signal device gives warning of the immediate approach of a train, the driver of such vehicle shall stop within __________feet but not less than __________ feet from the nearest rail.
element of surprise
Which of the following is an advantage of a rear approach?
A person makes some checks and uses one to purchase a pizza worth $15 delivered to his residence. What offense has occurred?
Theft - Firearm
A person is visiting at a relative's residence. The person notices a revolver worth $600 in a drawer in the end table in the living room. When the relative leaves the room for a moment, the person steals the revolver. What offense has occurred?
excuses criminal responsibility if the defense is proven by a preponderance of the evidence
An affirmative defense to prosecution
According to the Transportation Code, a person has a disability if they have a/an _______ that substantially impairs the person's ability to ambulate.
Any offense reported by a credible citizen
Which of the following is not an exception to the requirement for an arrest warrant?
A ______________________ is a written order, issued by a magistrate and directed to a peace officer, commanding him to search for any property or thing and to seize the same and bring it before such magistrate.
For which of the following violations must the police officer permit the violator to sign a promise to appear if the operator is a resident of the state of Texas and is operating a vehicle licensed in Texas?
A defendant's right to confront his witnesses may be waived if the witnesses:
Burglary - Motor Vehicle
A person reaches through an open car window and takes a music CD worth $15. What offense has occurred?
public education relating to the agency's complaint process
Among other requirements, each law enforcement agency in this state shall adopt a policy on racial profiling that requires:
Chimel v. California
The right of the officer to search the immediate area of control in a search incident to an arrest was affirmed in ________.
According to the Penal Code, in the case of an "exception to an offense", the burden of proof lies with the ______.
Second Degree Murder
Which of the following offenses involve the elements of "Sudden Passion" and "Adequate Cause"?
Self-control results from the development of __________ in one's skills.
According to the Code of Criminal Procedure, the security given by the accused that he will appear and answer before the proper court the accusation brought against him is known as ________.
The condition of the body which enables an individual to use his/her body in activities requiring balance, speed and power, without undue fatigue or exhaustion best describes
______ generally refers to groups of people with common ancestry and physical characteristics.
What triggers PTSD?
In physical arrest, the police role is essentially aggressive.
According to the Code of Criminal Procedure, a written statement that is filed and presented on behalf of the State of Texas by a district attorney that charges a person with an offense that may be prosecuted according to law is called a/an ________.
Consider all __________________________ of an ethical problem.
Police, Courts, and Correctional System
The three components of the Criminal Justice System are...