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The San Antonio Police Department requires its officers to exhibit a sense of________ derived from departmental training, acquired knowledge, skills, and ability in the exercise or application of any level of force.
a. Reasonable Suspicion
b. Prudent Judgment
c. Common Sense
d. Good Judgment

b. Prudent Judgment


The sanctity of human life and individual liberties are immeasurable elements of modern society which vests police officers with the responsibility for the preservation and protection of its paramount values. In the pursuit of this responsibility, officers maintain the understanding the protection of_____ and apprehension of criminal offenders is subservient to the protection of life, including their own.
a. Goods
b. Material things
c. Property
d. Crime Scenes

c. Property


With the exception of an________, the use of any type of force is not justified in response to verbal provocation alone.
a. Officer’s Presence
b. Verbal Judo
c. Verbal Communication
d. Open Hand Tactics
e. A or B
f. A or C
g. All of the above

F. a or c


When attempting to affect an arrest, officers should use ________ prior to the use of non-deadly force, if possible.
a. verbal communications
b. open handed techniques
c. verbal judo
d. oral tactics

a. verbal communications


The use of ______ is authorized only to protect an officer or another person from what is reasonably believed to be an immediate threat of death or serious bodily injury.
a. Force
b. Deadly Force
c. Intermediate Weapon
d. Open Handed Tactics

b. Deadly Force


Approved firearms are intended to be used as _________ to prevent an assailant from completing a potentially deadly act. A firearm is discharged with the intent to stop a course of conduct.
a. Offensive Weapons
b. Offensive Instruments
c. Defensive Instruments
d. Defensive Weapons

c. Defensive Instruments


Officers shall use only the level of force necessary to accomplish a ______. Any time force is used, the officer shall apply a level of force reasonable for the situation.
a. Lawful Police Objective
b. The Mission
c. Peaceful resolution
d. Legitimate Police Objective

a. Lawful Police Objective


The Department also requires supervisors to ________ of use of force incidents and to review all Blue Team Use of Force entries , to ensure the application of force conforms to established guidelines and departmental policy and procedures.
a. Document all incidents
b. Closely Monitor
c. Respond to the Scene
d. Prepare a Report on all

c. Respond to the Scene


In the course of discharging their duty, police officers are often confronted with situations requiring some degree of force to be exercised in order to effectively maintain _______.
a. Public Order
b. Safety
c. Security
d. A & B
e. A & C

d. A & B


What is the lowest level of force?
a. Verbal Communication
b. Open/Empty Hands Control
c. Physical Force
d. Officers Presence
e. Intermediate weapon and deadly force

d. Officers Presence


Officers shall use only the level of force necessary to accomplish a lawful police objective. Any time force is necessary, the officer shall apply a level of force reasonable for the _______.
a. situation
b. lawful arrest
c. procedure guidelines
d. effectiveness of gaining control

a. situation


The application of force must be conducted in a manner reasonable and commensurate to achieving a level of_____ that given the context cannot be obtained through the use of other alternatives.
a. Effectiveness
b. Control
c. Confidence
d. All of the above

b. Control


Police officers finding it necessary to use force to achieve a lawful police objective shall use only that __________ of force to affect the objective.
a. Minimum Amount
b. Equal Amount
c. Amount
d. Escalating Principle

c. Amount


However; an officer is not required to go through each escalation step if a reasonable method can resolve the situation in the ________ fashion.
a. Safest
b. Quickest
c. Most Expedient
d. A & C
e. A & B

d. A & C


The use of force by an officer can be viewed as a matrix of force options used in response to a subject’s ________.
a. Attitude
b. Actions
c. Behavior
d. Ability
e. A & B
f. B & C

f. B & C


The force matrix illustrates the relationship between a subject’s actions and the _____.
a. Officer’s Response
b. Behavior
c. Ability
d. Level of Force

a. Officer’s Response


As force options move from lesser to greater levels, the risk of_____ to the suspects and/or officers increase.
a. Injury
b. Force
c. Confrontation
d. Resistance

a. Injury


An officer should consider the following factors when assessing the need to use force, except _______.
a. Does the suspect have a previous arrest record or history showing violence?
b. Is the individual interacting peacefully or resisting?
c. How much support from other officers is available?
d. Did the suspect commit a crime?
e. Number of suspects involved?
f. If armed, is the weapon capable of causing serious bodily harm or death to the officer or any person.
g. Is the individual armed?
h. What is the nature of the crime?
i. Are there any specific prohibitions or restrictions that may affect the imminent application of force?

d. Did the suspect commit a crime?


A weapon is not displayed or brandished as a threat unless its potential use in the situation would be _______, or if the circumstances clearly call for the use of a weapon to control a dangerous situation, or in accordance with Chapter 9 of the Texas Penal Code.
a. Prudent
b. Proper
c. Reasonable
d. Recommended

c. Reasonable


If physical force has proven ineffective or is not a reasonable option based upon the circumstances, officers are authorized to use an_______ to affect an arrest.
a. Intermediate Force
b. Open/Empty Hand Control
c. Deadly Force
d. Intermediate Weapon

d. Intermediate Weapon


If an open/empty hands control has been exhausted or proven ineffective, officers are authorized to use ________.
a. Physical force
b. Intermediate Weapons
c. Deadly Force
d. Verbal Persuasion

a. Physical force


Officers may resort to the use of an approved intermediate weapon when, all except: ______.
a. In self-defense or defense of a third person
a. lesser methods have failed
b. Subduing a subject who is passively resisting
c. Subduing or controlling a violent subject
d. Subduing an actively resisting actor
e. Lesser methods have failed;
f. Physical force has proven ineffective or is not a reasonable option based upon the circumstances

b. Subduing a subject who is passively resisting


OC spray/gel and/or ECD shall not be brandished, displayed, or pointed at a subject in an intimidating manner unless an officer is attempting to prevent further _______.
a. Force
b. Escalation of Force
c. Violence
d. Problems

b. Escalation of Force


OC Spray/Gel is irritating to the eyes, nose, and skin. Any time OC Spray/Gel is used to control or subdue an actively resisting or violent subject, the officer will ensure the subject is decontaminated _________, to reduce the discomfort caused by the OC Spray/Gel.
a. Immediately
b. As Soon as Possible
c. With OC Decontamination Solution
d. By EMS Personnel

b. As Soon as Possible


Decontamination consists of the application of _______ to the subject’s eyes and face.
a. OC Decontamination Solution
b. Water
c. Saliva
d. Moisturizer

b. Water


Decontaminate prisoners exposed to OC Spray/Gel before being transported to the Detention Center. If in the ______ opinion, the prisoner appears to be in severe pain, discomfort, or exhibits unusual symptoms such as unconsciousness, profuse sweating, chest pain or slow, shallow breathing, the officer shall immediately request EMS to the scene.
a. Suspects
b. Officer’s
c. Cover Officer
d. Supervisor’s
e. B & D

e. B & D


Prisoners exposed to OC spray/gel, will be observed by an officer for _____ minutes to ensure the prisoner does not require medical attention.
a. 25
b. 35
c. 45
d. 55

c. 45


An officer with _______ his/her life or the life of another person is in imminent danger is justified in using deadly force to preserve that life.
a. Reasonable Belief
b. Belief
c. Justifiable Belief
d. Sincere Personal Belief

a. Reasonable Belief


Justification for the use of deadly force is determined by the facts ________ by the officer at the time the deadly force is employed.
a. Known
b. Believed
c. Perceived
d. A or B
e. A or C

e. A or C


The use of_____ against one who is fleeing from custody, or who is fleeing immediately after committing an offense, is prohibited unless the officer has probable cause to believe the suspect poses an imminent threat of death or serious bodily injury to the officer or a third party.
a. Force
b. Intermediate Force
c. Deadly Force
d. Any Force

c. Deadly Force