7-18 part 2

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  1. True/False Simply allowing time to pass while the situation is not getting worse, or while other action is being planned or is taking place to resolve the situation, is an acceptable means of dealing with the situation.
  2. True/False It is important for commanders to set deadlines for themselves and for the resolution of the incident so the incident is not prolonged unnecessarily for an extended period of time.
  3. In the planning phase of an incident, an overall strategy should be developed by the:
  4. True/False The arrest of the criminal or the apprehension of persons is the primary consideration in the initial response.
    False – The protection and preservation of human life is the primary consideration.
  5. The planning stage is the phase in which a more in depth situation analysis takes place, where all of the following are true.
    • In preplanned incidents, the planning phase is a proactive response which is carefully expanded prior to actually placing the plan into action.
    • Investigation and Intelligence Officers, in numbers sufficient to address the incident, should be clearly designated.An overall strategy should be developed by the Top On Scene Commander (TOPCOM) or Planning Commander (PLANCOM) which identifies the goals and objectives of any planning.This phase involves the formation of a deliberate tactical plan which must encompass all aspects of the situation including the investigative and intelligence efforts.
  6. Time, as a tangible asset, should be exploited and made part of the law enforcement strategy and tactics. This may be accomplished in which of the following ways:
    • Allowing time to pass while the situation is not getting worse, or while other action is being planned or is taking place to resolve the situation, is an acceptable means of dealing with the situation.
    • Time allows for the development of strategy and tactics.The deliberate use of time by the police demonstrates that they are not acting hastily or without planning. In situations involving suspects, time forces them to consider their biological needs and gives them a face saving reason for surrender.
    • In past situations, it was found that nearly 80 percent of long term situations were resolved for the simple reason that the suspect(s) fell asleep.
  7. True or False - In most situations, once a situation is isolated and contained, time is the ally of the police response, provided it is exploited to the advantage of the police.
  8. Intelligence must be gathered continuously, and constantly refined. Which of the following is true?
    • The timely obtaining, recording, evaluating, disseminating, and coordinating of accurate and pertinent information is vital to the success of any operation.
    • Commanders should assign Troop Intelligence Officers to work in their assigned capacity for the needs of the operation, or should assign as many other members necessary to ensure that the intelligence needs of the operation are met.
    • Any reasonable and appropriate source should be purposefully identified and explored for intelligence value. Any information which is available about an incident or the person(s) involved may become good intelligence material. Any member who has such information shall report it to the TOPCOM, Site Commander (SITECOM), or PLANCOM for evaluation and use.
  9. True or False - Every effort must be made to prevent a static situation from becoming mobile.
  10. If “Other vehicles”, not in the Department fleet, are acquired for the conduct of a police response; such vehicles may be leased, rented, borrowed, or obtained in whatever manner is necessary, in conformance with existing Department regulations. If reimbursement is appropriate, it shall be handled through the ______.
    Host Troop Advancement Account
  11. T/F If circumstances indicate that there would be a strategic advantage to using Commonwealth vehicles other than those assigned to or being used by members committed to the incident, Commanders responsible for the management of the incident shall be authorized to request such vehicles on an emergency basis.
  12. T/F Immediately after a situation is isolated and contained and a TOPCOM is in control, an Emergency Plan must be developed. This is a plan to react to the situation if it suddenly begins to get out of control.
  13. T/F In reference to “Special Units”, it is the TOPCOM’s responsibility to prepare for any eventuality that can reasonably be foreseen. Requesting SERT assistance is one factor that should receive deliberate attention.
  14. T/F SERT’S ability to contribute to the isolation, containment, and planning phases of an incident is often overlooked. Only their negotiation and tactical capabilities are considered. This results in an unnecessary delay in requesting a callout.
  15. T/F You arrive at the scene of a barricaded gunman. You are the highest ranking officer on scene and you assume command. It is you responsibility to start negotiating with the suspect(s).
  16. A Negotiator has the following responsibilities:
    • a. Listen to the subject and make the best decisions to resolve the situation.
    • b. Arbitrate the situation.
    • c. All of the Above
    • d. *None of the Above
  17. A person being held against their will should be referred to as the.
  18. If value of the person held against their will has been reinforced the criminal is more likely to __________ the person.
  19. What statement is false regarding face to face negotiations?
    There may be no more than two suspects at a time being negotiated face to face
  20. Who is responsible for authorizing face to face negotiations?
  21. TRUE/FALSE - A Commander may provide a controlled substance to a suspect in a negotiation but only if the controlled substance is prescribed medication for the suspect.
  22. What statement(s) is/are true regarding the “Ten Commandments” of police tactical negotiation;
    The subject being negotiated with must have been contained. If hostages are an issue, they (suspect) must share the same environment as the hostage
  23. TRUE/FALSE - A negotiator should give hostages only the minimum attention necessary so as to not increase their importance to the hostage taker.
  24. Which is a true statement regarding the release of a hostage in an on going hostage situation?
    They should be discouraged from speaking to the media as this could interfere with the police response.
  25. What is the greatest asset a commander has when making a decision regarding the use of force?
    accurate intelligence
  26. Except in an emergency reaction, chemical agents shall only be used when authorized by the______________.
  27. At what point should you turn the safety “off” on a weapon? (ready to fire)
    B. When there is a reasonable expectation that the weapon may be fired
  28. The phenomenon known as _________ results when a person shoots, sometimes deliberately, sometimes unconsciously, just because another person fired a weapon.
    Contagion of gunfire
  29. True/False Use of force conditions may be changed or revised during the course of the incident with the approval of the TOPCOM.
  30. True/False During High Risk Incidents, members shall never be restricted from using deadly force to prevent death or serious bodily injury in self-defense or in the protection of other people.
  31. T/F Every high risk incident or special emergency situation should be critiqued and all involved personnel should be debriefed. It should be under the control of some high level command person who was involved.
    False – high level command person NOT involved
  32. The debriefing, which is an investigative procedure, should take place by supervisors or investigators:
    As soon as possible after resolution of the incident.
  33. True or False - Only persons involved in the situation or who have a legitimate purpose should be permitted to participate in the critique session(s).
  34. This phaseout portion of a high risk or special emergency situation includes the immediate after action activity which is necessary to properly.
    • Gather evidence.
    • Document the situation.
    • Return the situation to normal.
  35. Release of hostages or the apprehension of suspects by SERT does not automatically end the police responsibility at the scene. The scene should remain secured by the primary agency until.
    All necessary investigative steps have been taken
  36. Team status changes from Primary to______ weekly, each Monday at 1500hours:
    back up
  37. SERT may be activated for the following.
    • Disaster security.
    • Hazardous materials accidents.
    • Fugitive and lost persons searches.
    • Any other situation where the application of the team's special equipment, skills, training, etc., would be of benefit to Troop personnel.
  38. ________ Leader is responsible for maintaining contact with their respective members with regard to their availability.
  39. TRUE OR FALSE: If an incident necessitates an immediate SERT response and a SERT member may use his personal vehicle to respond.
  40. TRUE OR FALSE (both required): In certain circumstances during a SERT call-out, only members of either the Tactical Unit or the Negotiation Unit are required to respond, not both.
  41. During in-progress incidents, the SERT team as a unit, has what as their primary Contribution to high risk incidents?
    • Negotiation
    • sharpshooter
    • tactical intervention
    • intelligence capabilities
  42. For the SERT Negotiation Section, a full Negotiation Unit response shall consist of the Team Coordinator, a Unit Leader, and how many negotiators?
  43. A request for activation of the SERT team must be requested by.
    the highest ranking, readily available member on duty.
  44. True/False (the unit can be broken down in to partial units) - SERT Tactical Section: A full Tactical Unit response shall consist of the Team Coordinator, five Unit Leaders, and nineteen Unit members. The entire unit must be activated and cannot be broken down in to partial units.
  45. SERT Negotiation Section: SERT Negotiation Section members have been trained to act as a Unit. They possess the knowledge and skills in:
    • psychological theory
    • intervention techniques
    • communication skills
    • tactics
  46. True/False - The minimum number of members who shall respond to a callout is at the discretion of the SERT Coordinator for the incident, and in direct relation to the identified task.
  47. In instances where the team is to be activated, the _________ shall ensure that a CLEAN message is sent notifying the Deputy Commissioner of Operations.
    Team Coordinator
  48. SERT may be requested to assist in serving warrants if there is something of a special, unusual, or emergency nature. All of these are warrants were SERT should be considered except.
    • history of violence from any person at the location
    • history of difficulty serving warrants at location
    • there is information concerning weapons at location
    • *history of mental health at the location.
  49. T/F Once the mission is accomplished, the location or suspect(s) shal be turned over to Troop personnel for completion of the investigation.
  50. T/F The Site Commander(SITECOM) may be requested to provide Troop members for the exclusive purpose of acting as an intelligence officer for SERT.
  51. True/False- SERT integrity: Non-team members shall not be integrated into the team or used to perform a team function for which they have not been trained; however they can be used in direct support of the team.
  52. True/False- If SERT has been activated and the TOPCOM decides to assign them to a mission and there is another agency’s specialized team(s) or an individual(s) on scene who the TOPCOM suggests could work in conjunction with the team, the Team Coordinator retains the authority to decide whether or not the team will work in conjunction with the others.
  53. True/False-All team members activated for an incident shall submit a report detailing their activities.
  54. SERT Training Attendance: Team members who miss ____ percent of the scheduled training days in any six month period shall not be activated for actual situations until authorized by their team Coordinator.
  55. SERT Assignments: True/False-During training, either scheduled or unscheduled, SERT members shall be detached to the Bureau of Emergency and Special operations (BESO).
  56. T/F The AL6 launcher/weapon system is considered a lethal use of force.
    False (It is a “less lethal” option)
  57. T/F Only SERT members and those with military training are authorized to use the AL6 launcher/weapon system.
    False (Only SERT members who completed the necessary training course)
  58. T/F The AL6 can be deployed at the discretion of the member using it.
    False (It’s use must be authorized by the SERT Coordinator or TOPCOM)
  59. T/F Explosive techniques cannot be used for anything other than breaching a fortified location.
    False (They can also be used at civil disasters and rescue operations)
  60. T/F When deploying explosive breaching, the approval of the SERT coordinator is the highest authority needed.
    False (Approval of the TOPCOM is required in all situations)
  61. T/F Fire extinguishers are a required item when deploying flash bangs.
  62. A Frangible breaching round is designed to defeat the following.
    Solid or hollow core wood doors. (Steel doors by attacking the hinge, spring latch, and dead bolt is also an option)

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7-18 part 2
2015-09-18 00:59:00
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