Flashcards in Ops 1 operation of motor veh Deck (51):
What is Ops 1
Operation of Motor Vehicle
Police vehicles must be equipped with ? to initiate a traffic stop
lights and sirens
when responding to any call for service officers shall respond as ___ and ___ as possible with ___ ___ to public safety
quickly and safely
Officer shall not operate a department vehicle for a least ? hours after taking any medication or alcohol
Do officers need prior approval to drive vehicle outside the Hamilton County limits?
Except when required in the normal course of department business
Who authorizes approval to drive outside the city limits?
Chief of police or designee
Can officers transport members of their immediate family?
while en route to or from regular duty
Are family memebers allowed to go to calls with the officer while being transported?
The family member or citizen shall be taken to a safe location prior to responding to call
Ride-Alongs are governed by what policy?
When can city vehicle be used?
in service training
department related business
When can the city vehicle be left running?
emergency equipment is in use
or when using in car video
or to upload large files of in car video
What policy governs in car video?
What form is completed when an officer responds to a call off duty using city vehicle?
Who maintains a copy of the officer's insurance declaration page?
Supervisor of officer
What policy governs extra jobs?
Under no circumstances will a department vehicle be placed ____ of warning cones marking the site of work
In front of
The vehicle shall be placed ____ the site of work and the warning cones
What is the number of days off in which an officer is required to park assigned vehicle on back lot?
10 consecutive days or longer
What are the penalties for violations of assigned vehicle usage?
First: 30 days loss of vehicle
Second violation: Permanent lost of privilege
Most traffic crashes involving city vehicles will be investigator by the traffic division except:
crashes that are very minor, time delay for calling out traffic investigator is considered excessive (excess of 30 mins)
All members involved in a crash will be notified of a hearing by the:
Accident review board
Who serves as the chair of the accident review board?
Occupational Safety specialist
Who makes up the accident review board?
Occupational Safety specialist
Representative from the traffic division
supervisor from patrol
representative from training
other members that the chief of police designates
Who is the non-voting member of the accident review board?
Occupational safety specialist
How many members must be present during the accident review for voting to take place?
minimum of 5 voting members
What is considered an unpreventable crash?
Accident occurred solely because of the fault of another individual or circumstance outside of the control of the member
What is considered a minor-preventable crash?
occurred because of the failure of the department member to safely or correctly control vehicle. Total sum of property damages must not exceed $400 and no injuries
What is considered Preventable?
accident occurred because of failure of the member to safely or correctly control vehicle. Includes damges exceeding $400 and may include injury or death
Penalties for an unpreventable crash?
What is the revolving period for minor-preventable and preventable crashes?
What are the penalties for Minor-Preventable crashes?
1st: counseling form
2nd: letter of reprimand
3rd: at the discretion of Chief of Police
What are the penalties for Preventable crashes?
1st: counseling form and 8 hrs of defensive driving
2nd: letter of reprimand and/or 1-2 day suspension
3rd: 3-5 day suspension
4th: 7-4 day suspension
5th: 14-28 day suspension
Termination shall be an option for preventable crash
What TCA code authorizes the use of emergency vehicles?
What is the definition of an "Emergency call"?
An act, event or combination of circumstances which require immediate police attention for the protection of persons or for the apprehension of serious law violators.
What is "non-emergency mode"?
Operation of a department vehicle without the use of primary emergency equipment and without violating any rules of the road
What is "emergency operation"?
utilizing primary emergency equipment
What is "secondary emergency equipment"?
consists of headlights and emergency vehicle flashers
The emergency vehicle shall be operated at a ?, ?, and ? speed
Reasonable, prudent and safe
Blue lights alone may be used for a short duration when...
nearing the scene and only when rules of the road are not being violated.
Police vehicles shall yield the right of way to what and when?
Fire equipment and ambulances when responding to a fire scene.
The supervisor of any employee involved in a traffic accident shall:
1. forward a copy of accident report to Accident Review Committee
2. Forward a copy of accident report and summary of driving record while employed by the department to the employees Assistant Chief
Failure to check fluids or maintain the cleanliness of assigned vehicle shall be considered:
negligent abuse of department equipment
What policy governs abuse of department equipment?
ADM 16, code of conduct
Who shall deal with incidents of negligent abuse of department equipment
Chain of command
Vehicle idling gets ? miles per gallon
What is the break-even point for shutting off and restarting gasoline engines or leaving it to idles?
Idling of vehicles consumes approx. ?% of the fuel.
When can a city vehicle be left idling?
1. at scenes where lights, PTOs and other accessories are needed
2. working traffic details
3. at job sites requiring the use of emergency lights, PTOs and accessories to accomplish their assignment.
4.Inclement weather situations and the supervisors approval
Guidelines for idling in inclement weather: if the outside temp is above 32 degrees
5 minutes max
Guidelines for idling in inclement weather: Between -10 and 32 degrees
15 min max