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Formal Written Complaints usually involve?

A. allegations of serious policy violations
B. criminal misconduct.


Informal Complaints are?

A. less complex and involve minor allegations of misconduct.
B. can typically be mediated or resolved by the employee’s supervisor.


All supervisors receiving complaints shall follow the procedures located where.

Article 7 of the FOP Contract.


What should be done when serious criminal allegations involving an employee of the Moore Police Department are received,

A. Chief of Police shall be notified immediately.
B. After hours: Notify a Captain,


If officer involved criminal misconduct occurred within Moore who handles the investigation.

A. Criminal Aspect will be handled by detectives
B. administrative investigation by the operations lieutenant or Chief's designee


What are an Employee's Duties During an Administrative Investigation

a. All employees are required to answer questions specifically, narrowly and directly related to the performance of their official duties or those of another employee.


Under what circumstance can an employee be required to participate in a line-up?

When it is solely for administrative purposes and criminal prosecution is not anticipated.


What are the FIVE categories of dispositions of a complaint review?

(1) Sustained
(2) Non Sustained
(3) Exonerated
(4) Unfounded
(5) Exceptional


Evidence is sufficient to prove allegations.



Insufficient evidence to either prove or disprove allegations

Non Sustained:


Incident occurred but was lawful and/or proper.



Allegation is false or not factual.



Extenuating circumstances not applicable to another disposition.



What are the primary differences between a school Bomb threat VS an "Other Bomb threat"?

A. School : Detective bureau & Non-uniformed personnel respond to the school.
Marked units will move to the vicinity of the school, but will not go onto school .
B. Other: Uniformed personnel will respond to the scene


facts and circumstances within the officer’s knowledge are sufficient to warrant a prudent person to believe that a person has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime or that some object is subject to lawful search and/or seizure.

Probable Cause


Any use of force other than that which is considered deadly force. Non-deadly force includes less lethal force.

Non-Deadly Force


Police officers are authorized to use deadly force against a person under what circumstances?

1. When the officers have probable cause to believe they or others are in danger of death or serious bodily injury, and the use of deadly force is objectively reasonable to protect themselves or others, or
2. When objectively reasonable to effect the arrest of or prevent the escape of a fleeing suspect whom the officer has probable cause to believe will pose a significant threat to human life should the escape occur, and
3. When, if feasible, a verbal warning has been given.


The_____ _____is an approved non-deadly force option but will be reserved for high-level resistors when other forms of control have proved ineffective or would be unreasonable. Only officers who have received Department-approved training in the use of the ______ _____ are authorized to employ the technique.

Neck Restraint
Neck Restraint


Non- Deadly force is authorized under what circumstances?

1. To protect himself or herself or another from physical harm;
2. To de-escalate a situation and bring it under control in a safe and effective manner;
3. To restrain or subdue a resistant individual;
4. To affect the arrest of or prevent the escape of an offender.


What are the General provisions for the discharge of a firearm?

a. Firearms may be used when it is permissible as deadly force.
b. Firearms may be used to destroy an animal
c. Firearms may be used for purposes of firearms training,
d. Firearms shall not be discharged when it appears likely that an innocent person may be injured.
e. Police officers shall not fire warning shots.


Every officer, either on duty or off duty, while actively engaged in providing police service who uses force, or witnesses the use of force, upon a subject shall immediately notify the _____ ___ _______.

On Duty Supervisor


What information should be included in an officer's use of force report. (6)

1. Justification for the force used.
2. Officer’s observations
3. Subject’s actions
4. Actual force used including any compliance techniques, weapons used, or other force.
5. Any resistance met.
6. Any visible or complained of injuries.


True or False
Photographs will be taken of the person upon whom force was used, even if there are no visible signs of injury, or no complaint of injury.



The supervisor, upon receiving notification of a use of force by an officer(s) shall initiate a preliminary 1 _______ __ _____ into the use of force by the officer(s). The fact gathering process shall include 2_____ _____,3 _____/______ _______and documentation of the evidence. The fact gathering process shall be completed within __ 4___ .

1.Gathering of facts

2. witness information, 3. victim/witness statements,

4. 3 days


In every instance where a firearm is discharged, (Unless meeting an exception) or force is used which results in serious bodily injury, or death of a person an investigation shall immediately be instituted by ?

The Detective Division.


During a use of force investigation which results in serious bodily injury, or death The involved employee may be_____ ___ ______ ____ _____ by the Chief of Police or his or her designee,

Reassigned or relieved from duty with no loss of pay or benefits,


If reassigned or relieved from duty during a use of force investigation. The reassignment or relief from duty may be in effect until ?

The results of the investigation are known


Without sacrificing _______ ___ _____, the investigation shall be expeditiously conducted in accordance with _____ _________ ______?

objectivity and completeness

current collective bargaining agreement


The Chief of Police may convene a____ __ ______ to review the officer's actions in the use of force by Moore Police personnel in which death or serious bodily injury to a person occurred.

Board Of Inquiry


The board shall include the appropriate ________ instructor for the particular weapon or tactic involved in the use of force for which the Board was convened

Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) certified


________: A weapon is any offensive or defensive instrument. Examples of weapons are but not limited to firearms, impact weapons, knives, chemical agents, compliance holds, physical strength and skill, vehicles, and canines, or anything else that may be used as a weapon.



_______ ______: Any weapon meeting the department requirements and specifications and with which the police officer has qualified and received department and/or (CLEET) certified training on proper and safe usage, and are formally approved by the Chief of Police for use by commissioned police personnel.

Authorized weapon


_________ ______: Any firearm carried while on-duty as a secondary weapon to be utilized in an emergency situation for the immediate protection of the police officer’s life or life of another.

Back-up firearm


_______ _______: Any firearm which is carried as a primary weapon, while off-duty, which can be utilized if the police officer becomes involved in police related duties or for protection of the police officer’s life or life of another.

Off-duty firearm


Officers shall only carry weapons approved by the Chief of Police or his/her designee on or off-duty while carrying any weapon under ?

Moore Police Department credentials.


A conducted electronic weapon may be used in probe(dart) mode when the officer reasonably believes a person is:

a. An immediate threat of harm or injury to the officer, another, or themselves,
b. Fleeing or flight risk from a serious offense and the officer is justified in tackling the person.
c. And when, if feasible a warning has been given.


*For the purposes of the conducted electronic weapon policy a “serious offense” refers to ?

any felony or any crime that involves an element of violence or force


Less Lethal Impact Projectiles Justifications

a. Restoration or maintenance of order during civil disturbances;
b. Safely controlling violent persons;
c. Situations wherein the authorizing person deems their use necessary to safely resolve an incident.


OC may be used when a subject has .

signaled his or her intention to actively resist the officer's efforts to make the arrest or when reasonably necessary


________ ______ ______: a temporary, stationary, roadside location manned by police officers for the purpose of stopping all or a pre-determined selection sequence of motor vehicles for the purpose of conducting vehicle registration, insurance verification and driver license check

Roadside Vehicle Checkpoint


________ ______: taking a person requiring treatment into protective custody for evaluation by a mental health professional.

Emergency Detention


_______ ______ ________: a licensed social or mental health worker, counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, or other person defined by statute.

Mental Health Professional


Person Requiring Treatment: a person who because of his or her mental illness or drug or alcohol dependency:

a. risk of immediate physical harm to self.
b. risk of immediate physical harm to another person
c. Has placed another person in a reasonable fear of violence
d. Is in a condition of severe deterioration
e. risk of immediate serious physical injury to self/ unable to provide for basic needs.


________ ________ may be imposed as a form of discipline if it is determined that an act or omission resulted from a deficiency in training, or from an unintentional failure to respond as expected to adequate instruction.

Remedial training


True or False
Multiple levels of discipline may be imposed for a single incident.



True or False
A higher level of discipline cannot be imposed without first executing a lower level.



Who may prescribe discipline in the form of supplemental or remedial training as an alternative to punitive disciplinary action.

The Chief of Police


The Statement of Charges and Specifications shall include:

a. The particular rule(s) alleged to have been violated;
b. The elements of the rule(s) alleged to have been violated;
c. The disposition of the issue or complaint;
d. The recommended disciplinary action, or parameters, based on a review of the employee's personnel file and input from all of the employee's supervisors;
e. The employee’s right to a pre-disciplinary conference


The subject employee must request A pre-disciplinary conference within ___ ____ days after service of the statement of charges and specifications

five (5) working


Upon completion of the pre-disciplinary process, the Chief of Police may:

a. Determine that further investigation is required and may order such investigation;
b. Convene a board of inquiry;
c. Administer discipline;


The notice of discipline will include the following:

1. The reason(s) for the disciplinary action;
2. The disciplinary action to be administered;
3. The employee’s right to appeal as outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.


The duty of the Board of Inquiry/ hearing panel is to:

1. review the case brought against the employee
2. recommend a disposition 3 if appropriate, recommend discipline


The Board of Inquiry will be comprised of ______ ___ _____ selected by the Chief of Police

five (5) police officers


If Board of Inquiry is investigating an employee, it will be comprised of :

officers equal to and above the rank of the subject officer.


On the Job Injuries should be reported who and within what time frame?

employee's immediate supervisor
ASAP to within 48 hrs


Who may grant authority for the employee to go to an appropriate medical facility for treatment.

Any supervisor who has been notified that an employee has suffered an OJI


Prohibited Secondary Employment

Employees shall not engage in or work any secondary employment that may bring disrespect upon the employee, this agency, the City of Moore or that is in violation of the regulations of this agency.



means the duty of all personnel to truthfully acknowledge and explain their actions and decisions when requested to do so by an authorized member of the Moore Police Department without deception or subterfuge.


the duty of all personnel to truthfully acknowledge and explain their actions and decisions when requested to do so by an authorized member of the Moore Police Department without deception or subterfuge.



Conduct Unbecoming an Employee

shall include that which may bring the agency into disrepute or reflect discredit upon the employee as a member of the agency, or that which may impair the operation or efficiency of the agency or the member


Behavior which may bring the agency into disrepute or reflect discredit upon the employee as a member of the agency, or that which may impair the operation or efficiency of the agency or the member

Conduct Unbecoming an Employee


Specific Departmental Infractions (15)

1. Any conduct unbecoming
2. Neglect or inattention to duty
3. Malfeasance
4. Disobedience of orders
5. Failure to report for duty at specified times
6. Leaving assignment without being properly relieved
7. Using coarse, profane or insolent language to any members of the department or to any citizen
8. Insubordination toward a superior officer or disrespect to any member of the department
9. Publicly criticizing the official action of a superior officer
10. Refusing to give badge number or name when requested
11. Absences from duty without official leave
12. Failing to address grievances on date and on time or through proper channels.
13. Perjury
14. Failure to take proper care of equipment
15. Faking sickness or injury to escape duty


: The interdiction or other disparate treatment of an individual based solely on an individual’s ethnic or racial status.

Racial Profiling


How often will Supervisors randomly review PAV recordings to ensure that the equipment is operating properly and that personnel are using the devices appropriately

At least on a monthly basis


School officials may request officers to_____ __ ___ _____ legally permissible searches for the protection of the school official.

stand by and observe


True or False
SRO can participate in Searches of student property at the request of school officials.

False the can only stand by and observe