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What is the survival triangle?
Mental and Physical Conditioning
What are the key driving forces that influence the mind?
What are some exercises that help develop a proper attitude?
Possitve self talk
What three things make up an officers belief system?
What are the levels of awarness and does each level mean?
Yellow- physical and mental relaxation, but aware of surroundings
Orange- state of alarm, concious of a potentially dangerous situation
Red- the threat is real and you act
Black- overload, panic, and paralysis
Why is physical conditioning important?
It will help the officer perform their job easier and with better skill.
What are some exercises to relieve stress?
Who should pick the time and place to force the confrontation?
What things make up command presence?
What type of command language should be given?
Ex. Police! Don't Move!
What are some tactics that should be used to achive a suprise response?
What are the three elements of position the officer should consider?
Angle of approach
How should we use light and dark?
To our advantage
What is contact and cover?
It is used by two officers to ensure that one makes contact and the other is covering him.
What are some things considered service gear?
Whose responsibility is it to maintain equipment?
When should chemical weapons be used?
What are four ways to depoly chemical agents?
What are the ten deadly sins to officer survial?
Failure to maintain equipment
Improper search and use of handcuffs
Relaxing too soon
Missing danger signs
Taking bad positions
Failure to watch hands
What are the five passenger safety issues that plague our society?
Getting new information about car seat
Changing existing behavior
What are the six types of motor vehicle crashes?
Front- down and under
Lateral- moves with the vehicle if unrestrained
Roatations- hit doors and windows
What are the three types of collisions in a crash?
What are the five parts of a seatbelt?
What are the types of child seats and what are there age limits?
Rear facing- at least 2 years old
Convertable- up to 40 pounds
Booster seat- up to 8th birthday
What are the two types of misuse of child seats?
Gross- deliberate or obvious misuse
Serious- unitentional error
What are the three goals of the resource conservation and recovery act?
Protect human life
Reduce hazardous wastes
How much weight in pounds and in volume is the litter law directed at?
15 cubic feet in volume
What is the clean air act?
Aims to keep the air clear of contaminates
What is the clean water act?
Aims to keep the water clean
What is the migratory bird treaty act?
All birds except Sparrows, Starlings, and pigeons
What are the officers tasks upon discovery of an Env. Crime?
Secure the scene
What are some types of environmental crimes?
Abandoned drums on storage facility
Illegal fill of wetlands
What agencies can assist with envronmental crimes?
National responce center
What should an officer do prior to a call in progress?
Know his territory and equipment
When the officer recieves the in progress call what should he do?
Try to get as much information as possible
What should the officer do when he is in route to the call in progress?
Use proper driving
Sirens and blue lights ONLY when appropiate
Where and how should the patrol car be parked?
Away from the scene and parked as to use it for cover if necessary
What is the goal in a burglary in progress call?
Catch the burglar in the building
Quiet approach is important
What are the seven ways to make in progress calls safer?
Criminal is always armed
Search is systematic and through
Stay out of doorways
Never use citizens
Always expect more than one
Ground floor up search method
What are eight mistakes that allow the burglar to escape?
What are the two death crime scene types?
Primary- where the body is found
Secondary- other scenes related to the primary scene
What are the three basic priciples of a crime scene?
Everything is evidence
Protect the scene
What are the patrol officers duties at a crime scene?
Determine if victim is dead or alive
Detain witness or suspects
Establish the crime scene
If weapons are present and scene is secure
What is considered evidence at the scene?
All other weapons
Who is resonsible for evidence collected at the scene of the crime?
The person who collected it
What are four types of evidence and how should they be packaged?
Biological- air dried and packed in paper
Firearms- sealed in box
Drugs- double bagged in plastic and sealed
Trace- paper fold in paper packing
What can contaminate a crime scene?
How should the victim be examined?
Description of condition
Photographs (overall, medium, and close-up)
Bagging of hands
What is the primary goal in a crime scene search?
Identify and collect physical evidence
How should an officer move at a crime scene?
From point to point
What are the two types of sketches?
Smooth and Rough
What are the two types of methods for recording a crime scene sketch?
What are the seven basic search methods?
Point to Point
How should a vehicle crime scene be processed?
Start with the outside and work your way in
How should photos of a crime scene be taken?
Panoramic, they should encompass 360 degrees of the scene.
Why should multiples of pictures be taken?
To ensure that some of them make it in court as evidence.
How can a tire track or footprint be lifted without a photo?
What will the crime lab process?
What is luminol?
A chemical that reacts with the particles of blood to show it was there
What are the two types of fingerprints?
Latent- can't be seen with naked eye
Patent- left in some soft material
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