Phase 1

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Phase 1
2014-12-18 20:57:00

SD LET Basic Phase I
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  1. The stopping of motorists or persons based solely on the dislike of the individual's race, ethnic origin, gender, age or income.
    Illegal Profiling
  2. What are the seven characteristics of professional law enforcement officers?
    • Knowledge
    • Enthusiasm
    • Integrity
    • Credibility
    • Objectivity
    • Empathy
    • Flexibility
  3. One of the seven characteristics of a professional officer is Knowledge explain this characteristic.
    Knowledge is not only the basic information; it is the ability to use that information.
  4. One of the seven characteristics of a professional officer is Enthusiasm explain this characteristic.
    Enthusiasm is the attitude that generates interest and the motivation to participate and generally comes from within.
  5. One of the seven characteristics of a professional officer is Integrity explain this characteristic.
    integrity is your ability to adhere to a steadfast code of moral behavior without wavering to outside pressures.
  6. One of the seven characteristics of a professional officer is Credibility explain this characteristic.
    Credibility is the ability to be believed.
  7. One of the seven characteristics of a professional officer is Objectivity explain this characteristic.
    Objectivity is being uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices.
  8. One of the seven characteristics of a professional officer is Empathy explain this characteristic.
    Empathy id identifying with and understand another's situation, feelings and motives.
  9. One of the seven characteristics of a professional officer is Flexibility explain this characteristic.
    Flexibility allows us to put all of our elements together in the dynamic street environment.
  10. What is the mission and purpose of the Below 100 program?
    To reduce the police line of duty deaths to less than 100 per year.
  11. What five actions can you do to reduce police in-line-of-duty-deaths?
    • Wear your belt
    • Wear your vest
    • Watch your speed
    • W.I.N.
    • Complacency Kills
  12. In Below 100 what is risk management?
    Any activity that involves the evaluation of or comparison of risks and the development, selection and implementation of control measures that change outcomes.
  13. What is the definition of Community Policing?
    A philosophy and management approach that promotes community, government and police partnerships and proactive problem solving to address the causes of crimes and other community issues.
  14. What is the basic structure of community oriented policing?
    • Strategic Oriented Policing
    • Neighborhood Oriented Policing
    • Problem Oriented Policing
  15. What are the two key components of community oriented policing?
    • Community Partnership
    • Problem Solving
  16. What are the six major elements of a strategic plan in regards to community policing?
    • Vision
    • Values
    • Mission
    • Goals
    • Objectives
    • Strategies
  17. What is the central police figure in community oriented policing?
  18. What is the hallmark of community oriented policing?
  19. Define criminal elements.
    The component parts of a crime.  Each one must be proven in order to prove the crime was violated.
  20. What must be proved in addition to the elements of a crime?
    • The identity of the accused
    • The date
    • The location or jurisdiction of the crime
    • Criminal intent
  21. What are crimes against persons?
    • Homicide
    • Assault
    • Robbery
    • Kidnapping
    • Sexual Offenses
    • Crimes against children
    • Stalking
  22. What are property crimes?
    • Theft
    • Vandalism/Intentional Damage
    • Burglary
    • Criminal Entry of a Motor Vehicle
    • Aggravated Criminal Entry of a Motor Vehicle
  23. What are public crimes?
    • Disorderly Conduct
    • Unlawful Assembly
    • Falsely Reporting a Threat
    • Prostitution
  24. What are examples of weapons related crimes?
    • Concealed Pistol (without permit)
    • Possession of a firearm with altered serial number
    • Possession of firearm by person with prior violent crime conviction
    • Possession of loaded firearm while intoxicated
    • Reckless discharge of a firearm
    • Commission of a felony while armed
  25. What are examples of alcohol related offenses?
    • Underage purchase, possession, consumption
    • Furnishing beverage to a child
    • Furnishing beverage to over 18 but less than 21
    • Place used for violation of beverage, common nuisance
    • Consumption or possession of open container in vehicle.
  26. What are examples of offenses related to law enforcement?
    • Resisting Arrest
    • Obstruction
    • False Reporting
    • Escape
    • Tampering with a witness
  27. What are the five basic premises of criminal law?
    • 1. Act/Omission
    • 2. Mental State
    • 3. Concurrence
    • 4. Causation
    • 5. Principles of Construction
  28. What are the nine classes of felonies in South Dakota?
    • Class A
    • Class B
    • Class C
    • Class 1
    • Class 2
    • Class 3
    • Class 4
    • Class 5
    • Class 6
  29. What are the two classes of misdemeanors in South Dakota?
    • Class 1
    • Class 2
  30. Who is capable of committing crimes and exceptions?
    • Any person is capable of committing a crime, except those included in the following classes:
    • -Any child under the age of 10
    • -Any child over the age of 10 but under 14 where the child did not know wrongfulness 
    • - Any person who committed the act charged without being conscious thereof
    • - Any person who committed the act or made the omission charged while under involuntary subjection to the power of superior.
  31. Explain accessory to a crime
    A person is an accessory if the person renders assistance to commit the crime.
  32. What are defenses to criminal activity?
    • Age
    • Insanity
    • Self-Defense
    • Statute of Limitations
    • Entrapment
    • Alibi
    • Involuntary Act
  33. Explain aiding, abetting or advising
    Any person who, with the intent to promote or facilitate the commission of a crime, aids, abets or advises another person in the planning or committing the crime, is legally accountable as a principal to the crime.
  34. Explain conspiracy.
    Two or more people conspire when they agree to commit a crime and at least one party overtly acts.
  35. Definition of a Class A Felony
    Death or Life but not lower in State Pen and fine of $50K
  36. Definition of a Class B Felony
    Life but nothing lower in State Pen and Fine of $50K
  37. Definition of a Class C Felony
    Life in Pen and fine of $50K
  38. Definition of a Class 1 Felony
    50 years in State Pen and fine of $50K
  39. Definition of a Class 2 Felony
    25 years in State Pen and $50K
  40. Definition of a Class 3 Felony
    15 years in State Pen and fine of $30K
  41. Definition of a Class 4 Felony
    10 years in State Pen and fine of $25K
  42. Definition of a Class 5 Felony
    5 years in State Pen and fine of $10K
  43. Definition of a Class 6 Felony
    2 years in State Pen and fine of $4k
  44. Definition of a Class 1 Misdemeanor
    1 year in County Jail and $2K fine
  45. Definition of a Class 2 Misdemeanor
    30 days in County Jail and fine of $500.00
  46. What are two dispute resolution strategies?
    Mediation and Arbitration
  47. What is the definition of mediation?
    refers to a conflict resolution process involving the intervention of an acceptable, impartial and neutral third party to assist contending parties to voluntarily reach their own mutually acceptable settlement in a dispute.
  48. When do you use mediation?
    When dealing with tow people who are having a conflict that they cannot resolve on their own and your communication with them during the initial contact has not resolved the conflict.
  49. What are the basic mediation tactics?
    • Introduce yourself and others involved
    • Explain your role as the mediator
    • Make clear that everything that is said during the mediation process will remain part of a professional police contact.
  50. Define arbitration
    Is the process by which a person in authority makes decisions about what actions are to be taken in order to stabilize a situation, once attempts to seek cooperation prove ineffective and/or safety is compromised.
  51. When do you use arbitration?
    When mediation has not worked or safety is an issue.
  52. What is the acronym R.E.A.C.T. and when do you use it?
    • Request cooperation
    • Explain reason
    • Allow choice
    • Check decision
    • Take action
  53. What is the acronym D.O.N.E.?
  54. What is the relationship between verbal skills and physical intervention?
  55. Describe incident and subject debrief.
  56. What are the five steps to subject debrief
    • 1.  Calm yourself and your partner
    • 2.  Calm the subject
    • 3.  Provide initial medical assessment
    • 4.  Reassure the subject
    • 5.  Rebuild the subject's self-esteem