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2.01 – RADIO PROCEDURES (12/11/2012)

SDPD utilizes Motorola 800 MHz radio system comprised of how many trunked channels?

20

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2.01 – RADIO PROCEDURES (12/11/2012)

Multi-site simulcasting provides how much percentage in-building portable radio coverage within the city?

95%

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2.01 – RADIO PROCEDURES (12/11/2012)

The current system has the ability to communicate with how many other law enforcement agencies throughout San Diego County?

Over 50 other law-enforcement agencies

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2.01 – RADIO PROCEDURES (12/11/2012)

Each agency using 800MHz radios has developed "Fleetmaps" consisting of what?

Zones and modes

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2.01 – RADIO PROCEDURES (12/11/2012)

To reserve a talk group in advance for a special operation or event, a supervisor or his representative should contact communications division supervisor or lead dispatcher. True or false?

False, must contact.

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2.01 – RADIO PROCEDURES (12/11/2012)

What is the purpose of CLEMARS?

To provide Common Police radio talk groups for statewide use by state and local law-enforcement agencies during disasters or mutual aid.

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2.01 – RADIO PROCEDURES (12/11/2012)

Who regulates all SDPD communications talkgroups?

Federal communications commission

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2.01 – RADIO PROCEDURES (12/11/2012)

Priority "E" and "one" calls are not to be held. True or false?

True

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2.01 – RADIO PROCEDURES (12/11/2012)

Priority "2" calls are to be dispatched within how long?

Within 15 minutes

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2.01 – RADIO PROCEDURES (12/11/2012)

Radio dispatchers are to notify a field supervisor when there are how many officers assigned to a CAD incident?

Three or more officers

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2.01 – RADIO PROCEDURES (12/11/2012)

Radio emergency activations will always appear on which frequency?

Gold elite radio console on a primary dispatch-one talk group.

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2.01 – RADIO PROCEDURES (12/11/2012)

How are Radio Emergency activations handled?

Shall be handled in the same manner as an officer who has verbally called for cover.

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2.01 – RADIO PROCEDURES (12/11/2012)

During radio emergency activations, dispatchers shall not ask if the officer is Code-4. True or false?

True

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2.01 – RADIO PROCEDURES (12/11/2012)

Who will normally be responsible for determining if the situation is Code-4?

The first arriving "cover officer."

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2.01 – RADIO PROCEDURES (12/11/2012)

The trunking system requires how many seconds to lock onto a channel before an officer can begin transmitting?

One-half second.

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2.01 – RADIO PROCEDURES (12/11/2012)

While at a scene, officers may call 911 to reach communications in a non-emergency situation. True or false?

False, officers are not to use the emergency number, for nonemergency calls.

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2.02 – UNIT DESIGNATOR (04/12/2013)

What are the purpose of unit designators?

1. Area command identification
2. Identify assignment
3. Identify investigate units
4. Identify supervisors
5. Identify the watch
6. Accommodate future growth

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2.02 – UNIT DESIGNATOR (04/12/2013)

Each command will use a number series denoting service area number through the first how many of their allotted numbers?

40

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2.03 – FINAL DISPOSITION CODES (06/19/2015)

What's are other benefits of disposition codes?

1. To augment information available to management.
2. Faster exchange of information between field units.

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2.03 – FINAL DISPOSITION CODES (06/19/2015)

What is the primary reason for the disposition code?

To ensure accountability for dispatches made to field units.

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2.05 – CHILD SAFETY AMBER NETWORK ACTIVATION (3/15/2013)

What is the Child Abduction Regional Emergency (CARE) alert system?

A communications partnership between local media, law-enforcement agencies, and emergency services personnel.

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2.05 – CHILD SAFETY AMBER NETWORK ACTIVATION (03/15/2013)

Who is the lead contact agency for request of activation of the CARE alert system?

The San Diego Sheriffs Department

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2.05 – CHILD SAFETY AMBER NETWORK ACTIVATION (03/15/2013)

What are the criteria for an AMBER alert activation?

1. Abduction has occurred
2. Victim is 17 or younger, or mental or physical disability.
3. Victim is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.
4. Dissemination of information to the general public could assist in the safe recovery of the victim.

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2.05 – CHILD SAFETY AMBER NETWORK ACTIVATION (03/15/2013)

Who maintains the Changeable Message Signs (CMS)?

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

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2.06 – TARASOFF DECISION (08/22/2014)

Who will complete the Tarasoff report and evaluate the potential for danger?

Communications Division

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2.06 – TARASOFF DECISION (08/22/2014)

Upon receiving the call regarding a threat, who will prepare a report listing the victim, suspect, and all information regarding the threat?

The dispatcher receiving the call.

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2.07 – SIGALERT BULLETINS (01/18/2013)

Requests for sigalert bulletins may originate from which agency?

Any law enforcement agency in the county.

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2.07 – SIGALERT BULLETINS (01/18/2013)

What are the guidelines for initiating sigalert bulletins?

1. Severe traffic congestion
2. Heavy fog conditions
3. Flooding conditions
4. Major fires
5. Snow or icy road conditions

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2.07 – SIGALERT BULLETINS (01/18/2013)

Which department will administer the sigalert program?

The San Diego Police Department Communications Division.

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2.08 – AIR AMBULANCE SERVICES (3/1/13)

What is the only approved air ambulance service in San Diego County?

Mercy air

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2.08 – AIR AMBULANCE SERVICES (3/1/13)

Mercy air is staffed with whom?

A nurse and paramedic.

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2.08 – AIR AMBULANCE SERVICES (3/1/13)

The only approved Advanced Life-Support (ALS) rescue helicopter in San Diego County is operated by whom?

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

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2.08 – AIR AMBULANCE SERVICES (3/1/13)

The decision regarding which helicopter to send will be made by whom?

The San Diego Fire Department

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2.08 – AIR AMBULANCE SERVICES (3/1/13)

Who will determine which helicopter will be requested?

The highest level medical authority at the scene.

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2.08 – AIR AMBULANCE SERVICES (3/1/13)

Mercy Air and SDFD helicopters are collectively referred to as what?

EMS/Rescue Aircraft

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2.08 – AIR AMBULANCE SERVICES (3/1/13)

Once airborne, the rescue aircraft will communicate with the San Diego Police Department on which channel?

Mutual Aid 10

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2.09 – INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS (07/24/15)

How is Cal OSHA notify?

Notify immediately by phone

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2.09 – INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS (07/24/15)

What agency is primarily responsible for handling industrial accidents?

The San Diego Fire Rescue Department

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2.09 – INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS (07/24/15)

What crime code is used for industrial death report?

920000ZZ

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2.09 – INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS (07/24/15)

Industrial accident injuries that occur as a result of criminal activity do not require Cal-OSHA notification. True or false?

TRUE

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2.09 – INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS (07/24/15)

Industrial accidents that are suspicious in nature must immediately be reported to whom?

1. Cal OSHA
2. DA's office – economic crimes division – environmental crimes units

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2.09 – INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS (07/24/15)

Who will be responsible for ensuring that Cal OSHA is notified of the injury?

1. Lead dispatcher in communications, and/or
2. Watch commander's office

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2.10 – LAND LINE & CELL PHONE (04/26/13)

Collect calls originating outside of the County of San Diego may only be accepted by whom?

Commanding officers or their designees

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2.10 – LAND LINE & CELL PHONE (04/26/13)

For short-term use, cell phones may be checked out from Ops Support no more than how many days at a time?

14 days limit

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2.10 – LAND LINE & CELL PHONE (04/26/13)

IRS consider the use of department cell phone for personal use to be a fringe benefit and may be considered taxable/reportable income. True or false?

True

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2.13 – PORTABLE RADIOS (03/28/2014)

Employees will turn in his issued radio if he is assigned to a light-duty function or centralized TRU for a period of how long?

Over 30 days

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2.13 – PORTABLE RADIOS (03/28/2014)

Employees will turn in his issued radio if he is assigned to a light-duty function or centralized TRU for a period of how long?

Over 30 days

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2.14 – USE OF DEPT. COMPUTERS

Are external emails such as Hotmail, Yahoo, and Gmail authorized for use on Department systems?

No

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2.14 – USE OF DEPT. COMPUTERS
Automatic forwarding of email to addresses outside of the City's network is allowed. True or false?

False

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2.14 – USE OF DEPT. COMPUTERS

Reproduction of copyrighted material is allowed only to the extent legally considered "fair use" or with the permission of the author/owner. True or false?

True

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2.14 – USE OF DEPT. COMPUTERS

Temporary employees with privileges to use department computers should not be longer than how long?

One year

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2.14 – USE OF DEPT. COMPUTERS

The department does engage in blanket monitoring of employee communications using department information systems. True or False?

True

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2.15 – PAC FILE ENTRIES (08/22/2014)

Can PAC file entry be used to enter Gate access code at a certain location?

Yes

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2.15 – PAC FILE ENTRIES (08/22/2014)

The "comments" portion of the file is limited to how many characters?

300 characters

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2.15 – PAC FILE ENTRIES (08/22/2014)

A supervisor's approval is needed to place a PAC file in the CAD system. True or false?

False, No approval is needed.

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2.15 – PAC FILE ENTRIES (08/22/2014)

Can PAC files be used to deny police service to any person or location based on past history?

Shall not

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2.15 – PAC FILE ENTRIES (08/22/2014)

PAC file is now in the CAD system and immediately accessible by other personnel; but it will expire and how many days?

Seven days

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2.02 – UNIT DESIGNATOR (04/12/2013)

4000-4010 Unit designators are for what units?

Wellness Unit

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2.15 – PAC FILE ENTRIES (08/22/2014)

The maximum number of days that a PAC file will be available for retrieval in the CAD system is how long?

998 days

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2.02 – UNIT DESIGNATOR (04/12/2013)

2100-2120 Unit designators are for what units?

Reserve Unit

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2.02 – UNIT DESIGNATOR (04/12/2013)

In most cases, each command is allotted a block of how many consecutive numbers?

100 consecutive numbers.

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2.02 – UNIT DESIGNATOR (04/12/2013)

Reserve officers’ area of responsibility is denoted by which number in their call sign?

The fourth number . For example:
2111J: 1 officer unit, Northern, 1st/3rd Watch 2115K: 2-officer unit, Central, 1st/3rd Watch 2118Z: 2-officer unit, Mid-City, 2nd Watch

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2.05 – CHILD SAFETY AMBER NETWORK ACTIVATION (03/15/2013)

CMS can be used to transmit information to the public regarding a child abduction case. Who is the point of contact for this?

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is the point of contact for message sign activation.

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2.05 – CHILD SAFETY AMBER NETWORK ACTIVATION (03/15/2013)

What system provides local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies with a direct computer link to media outlets and other agencies?

Emergency Digital Information Service (EDIS)

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2.05 – CHILD SAFETY AMBER NETWORK ACTIVATION (03/15/2013)

What image-based system linking state, county, and local enforcement agencies?

Critical Reach (formerly known as TRAK)

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2.05 – CHILD SAFETY AMBER NETWORK ACTIVATION (03/15/2013)

Although broadcasts can originate from any Critical Reach system, who else can assist with the dissemination of information?

California Highway Patrol (CHP)

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2.05 – CHILD SAFETY AMBER NETWORK ACTIVATION (03/15/2013)

Upon becoming aware of a valid child abduction, officers shall notify Dispatch and their immediate supervisor. The incident commander will notify whom to initiate the California Child Safety AMBER Network.

Watch Commander

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2.05 – CHILD SAFETY AMBER NETWORK ACTIVATION (03/15/2013)

Upon notification of a valid child abduction by field personnel, the Watch Commander will instruct __________ to send an EDIS message via CLETS.

Teletype personnel

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2.05 – CHILD SAFETY AMBER NETWORK ACTIVATION (03/15/2013)

What are some o the factors to consider to determine if an EAS message should be sent locally or statewide?

1. Availability of local system,
2. Area covered by local primary radio station,
3. Investigative considerations, and
4. Time/distance considerations for suspect's whereabouts, etc.

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2.06 – TARASOFF DECISION (08/22/2014)

In 2004, two cases decided by the California Court of Appeal extended the Tarasoff rule to include threats disclosed by whom?

Family members of the patient.

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2.06 – TARASOFF DECISION (08/22/2014)

Whether or not there is immediate threat of physical harm to a victim, the dispatcher receiving the call will prepare a report listing the victim, suspect, and all available information regarding the threat. T or F?

TRUE

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2.06 – TARASOFF DECISION (08/22/2014)

If either the victim or suspect resides in the City of San Diego, the dispatcher will fax the report to where?

Records Division

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2.06 – TARASOFF DECISION (08/22/2014)

When the Records receives a Tarasoff report from another LE agency or a Division other than Communications, Records will fax a copy of the report to the where?

Communications Division.

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2.07 – SIGALERT BULLETINS (01/18/2013)

Sigalert system is accomplished through the dissemination of bulletins by whom in cooperation with this Department?

Local participating commercial radio stations

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2.07 – SIGALERT BULLETINS (01/18/2013)

Information on emergency conditions that will affect only a small number of persons or a select group should not normally result in a Sigalert Bulletin, except when?

Exceptions can be made in life-threatening situations.

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2.08 – AIR AMBULANCE SERVICES (3/1/13)

Family members may be transported with the SDFD Advanced Life Support rescue helicopter on a case-by-case basis. T or F?

TRUE

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2.13 – PORTABLE RADIOS (03/28/2014)

Temporary - shall mean a period of time not to exceed _______ weekdays.

Seven (7)

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2.13 – PORTABLE RADIOS (03/28/2014)

Employees are prohibited from loaning, sharing, or borrowing pool radios or individually assigned portable radios from another employee. True or False?

TRUE

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2.15 – PAC FILE ENTRIES (08/22/2014)

Expired PAC files are retained in the CAD system until deleted by whom?

Information Services staff and/or the Pac File Coordinator.