When a Natural and Man-Made Disasters is declared by _____________, members shall be guided by OM 7-1, Emergencies and Unusual Occurrences, Chapter 10.
The Governor / NOTE: Members are reminded that they bear ultimate responsibility for the security of an incident scene, including the safety of all individuals. Consequently, members shall not depart from an incident scene unless required by exigent circumstances or relieved by another member, or unless the incident has been satisfactorily resolved.
In most cases, the initial assignment of a criminal investigation should be given to a Patrol Unit member; however, certain cases may require the assignment of a criminal investigator to conduct the initial investigation. Although not all inclusive, which of the following are examples of cases which will probably be assigned initially to a criminal investigator?
Heinous or other serious crimes against the person
Crimes of corruption, e.g., whitecollar crime
Theft or embezzlement of large sums of public/private funds or property
Any other incident which possibly or probably will evolve into a lengthy investigation
All of the above
Whenever practicable, an immediate response and personal contact with the victim(s) shall be made in every reported criminal incident. When it is not possible to initially contact the victim(s) due to injury, unavailability, etc., they shall be contacted___________________.
as soon as possible or practicable.
__________ member is also responsible for ensuring all evidence is handled in accordance with existing directives, and requesting laboratory examinations where appropriate.
Investigators shall make the initial evaluation to continue or immediately terminate an investigation and report their recommendation in the appropriate block on the investigative report. In all cases, the victim(s) shall be advised:
That an investigation was/is being conducted on their behalf.
That a report will be/has been prepared for our confidential file
That they may be notified, at the discretion of the investigator, if any new or additional information is obtained
To contact the investigator if they should obtain any information which would aid the investigation
All of the above
A supervisor?s decision to continue or terminate an investigation will be based primarily on the _____________________ nature and severity of the incident, presence of solvability indicators, presence of undeveloped leads, and practical administrative considerations. In most instances, a thorough review of investigative reports will provide sufficient information to substantiate a decision; however, a conference with the investigator may be required to answer remaining questions. Supervisors shall report their decisions in the appropriate block of the investigative report.
the nature and severity of the incident
presence of solvability indicators
presence of undeveloped leads
practical administrative considerations
All of the above
Unsolved death investigations may fall into one of the following categories:
Suspicious death (the cause of death is known, but the circumstances are of a suspicious nature).
Deaths where no specific cause can be determined, but the circumstances are consistent with a homicide
Unsolved traffic-related deaths (refer to FR?64, Vehicle Crashes).
All of the above
Unsolved death or unsolved missing person investigations shall be assigned to an investigator to develop and follow up leads, and shall be reviewed and supplemented at least _________.
Unsolved death or unsolved missing person investigations may be terminated when the period of time since _____________________
The victim's death or disappearance is such that there is no logical hope the actor or victim would still be alive.
Terminating an unsolved death or unsolved missing person investigation shall require a final _____________________and correspondence, Form SP 3-201, from the Criminal Investigation Section Commander, to be submitted, through channels, to the Director, Bureau of Criminal Investigation, ATTENTION: Special Investigations Division.
Continuation Sheet/Supplemental Investigation Report, Form SP 70051,
The primary functions of the State Police members assigned to Troop T are traffic patrol and other trafficrelated duties. In order to avoid diverting Troop T members from their primary responsibility through involvement in crimerelated incidents, the following procedure shall be utilized:
All Non-Traffic Death investigations shall be investigated by the appropriate county Troop.
When the circumstances surrounding a crimerelated incident indicate that only a preliminary investigation (one that would not require a followup investigation) is required_____________ shall conduct the investigation and prepare the proper reports.
the Troop T members at the scene
If at any time during or after the preliminary investigation, circumstances or information indicate that a followup investigation is necessary, the appropriate Station, whose jurisdiction is adjacent to the Troop T location where the incident occurred, shall be notified. The determination to notify the adjacent Station shall be the responsibility of the ___________. Upon notification, the adjacent Station shall assume full responsibility for any further investigation and/or necessary action.
Troop T Station Commander
T/F All prisoners who are placed under arrest shall be searched at the discretion of the arresting officer?
T/F Under no circumstance, shall a person arrested for a motor vehicle violation, be stripped searched?
All strip searches shall be performed by _____, in a location where other persons cannot observe.
members of the same sex as the person to be searched
T/F A search warrant must be obtained before any body cavity search is conducted?
Of the following, which information is not required when transporting a prisoner?
Name, address and DOB of prisoner.
T/F Prisoners shall only be transported in a security screen-equipped Department vehicle only?
When two members transport a single prisoner in a non-cage car the proper seating position is?
Accompanying member left rear, prisoner right rear.
T/F When a prisoner is transported by a non-department vehicle a member shall not restrain the prisoner in any manner?
When a prisoner is transported to a court facility, members shall:
notify court personnel when prisoner is high security risk
ensure prisoner documentation is provided to the court.
T/F All prisoners transported to a Department facility must be securely handcuffed/ restrained to a cuffing rail or other stationary object at all times, with the exception of processing, taking statements, etc.
The following applies to security of juveniles except:
shall at all times be physically secured to a cuffing rail or stationary object.
T/F The Department issued protective spit-sock hood shall be used for any prisoner who spits, threatens to spit or vomit?
In the event of a prisoner escape, the member must notify the following except:
Officer of the Day
T/F Members do not need supervisor approval to conduct Strip Search, only Body Cavity Search?
T/F Members transporting a prisoner shall not take additional police action on any other incident due to safety and security of prisoner?
T/F Members shall remove restraints in a hospital, while prisoner is awaiting medical treatment?
Members and enforcement officers who are trained and authorized to carry a firearm may use deadly force to effect an arrest or prevent an escape when:
Such force is necessary to prevent the arrest from being defeated by resistance or escape
The person being arrested as committed or attempted a forcible felony, or is attempting to escape and possesses a deadly weapon, and there is probable cause to believe that the person to be arrested poses a threat or death or serious bodily injury to the member or enforcement officer or others
If, when feasible, some warning has been given
All the above
True/False: Special restriction and warnings regarding firearms: Members shall only discharge a weapon when the use of deadly force is justified. Members shall shoot to stop the action by causing the instant incapacitation of the threat. (pg4)
True/False: Members are prohibited from firing warning shots under any circumstances.
Members shall consider the totality of the circumstances when making a determination as to the reasonableness of using less than lethal force. Factors to consider: (pg8)
Severity of the crime
Does subject pose a threat to member or others
Is the subject armed, number of suspects and/or resisting arrest
All the above
When is the use of the ECD prohibited: (Less than lethal usage)
Near flammable material
The subject?s fall could result in death
When a member informs you that he/she just deployed their ECD at an incident, what is required? (pg10)
Have the member attempt to photograph any injuries
Informed the member to detail the incident in their report
Blue Team Entry
All the above
When is a Blue Team Entry required? (pg10)
ECD is discharged
Pepper mace is discharged
Issued baton is used on any person
All the above
The Notice of the Motor Vehicle Recovery shall be prepared by the member making the recovery when:
The owner is a resident and cannot be reached by other means within 48 hours
The owner is a non-resident
The owner has not claimed the vehicle within one week after an initial, unwritten notification.
All the above
Note: The station conducting the theft shall cancel the CLEAN/NCIC Message.
A recovered vehicle may be released directly to the owner, title holder, or their authorized representative if the following criteria are met: (PG3)
The VIN has not been removed or falsified
The registration card and proper identification was presented
The vehicle has been processed for physical evidence by the Identification Unit, if appropriate.
All the above
A recovered vehicle which can be released directly to the owner at the place of recovery if the member making the recovery is reasonably able to remain with the vehicle until the owner arrives and the owner can respond to the location in approximately ____ of notification.
If it is anticipated that the Department will incur storage costs, the Section/Station Commander should attempt to get three quotes and utilize the low bidder. In no instances can storage costs exceed ______ without a Purchase Order.
PSP shall enter PFA orders, amendments, and revocations in the Statewide Registry within ___________ of receipt. (PG2)
PFA orders and consent agreements shall be retained for ____ months from the issue date unless they are cancelled or expired. (PG2)
True/False: As soon as it is reasonably possible, all weapons seized as a result of a violation of a PFA order shall be delivered to the office of the sheriff. (PG5)
Members shall make reasonable efforts to notify any adult or emancipated minor protected by a PFA order of the arrest of the defendant for violation of the order or for a domestic violence incident, as soon as possible. Unless the individual(s) cannot be located, notice shall be provided within ____ hours after the preliminary arraignment.
Personnel named as a Defendant is a PFA: Member notifies his/her supervisor. Upon notification, the supervisor shall ____. (PG7)Enter a Blue Team, naming the plaintiff as the complainant and the defendant as the subject.
IF a copy of the PFA is available, a copy shall be attached to the Blue Team Entry
Note: A member who is named as a defendant in a temporary, emergency, or final PFA order shall be immediately placed on restricted duty by the Troop Commander or Bureau/Office Director.
True/False: When a juvenile is held securely in any Department facility. The information shall be recorded using a Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) form and sent to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. True
A juvenile in the custody of a member shall not be held securely at a Department installation or elsewhere in excess of ___ hours.
Note: Notify DPW Child Line if little Johnny is held for more than 6 hours.
What is the maximum number of officers present in the room during the interrogation of a juvenile?
When a juvenile is placed in detention, a petition shall be promptly made and presented to the court within ____ hours. (PG10)
24, or the next court business day
If suspected and verified situations of child abuse, the member shall notify ChildLine or the child protective services unit of the appropriate county CYS and ____________.
Complete a Report of Suspected Child Abuse, Form CY47 within 48 hours
Submit the original Suspected Child Abuse, Form CY47 to the county child protective services unit and append the copy to the Staion copy of the investigative report.
Record all attempts and contacts (date, time, name, title, and telephone) in the appropriate investigative report.