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A ____________ is an event involving one or more law enforcement officers attempting to apprehend a suspected or actual violator of the law in a motor vehicle while the driver is using evasive tactics, such as high-speed driving, driving off a highway, turning suddenly or driving in a legal manner but failing to yield to the officer’s signal to stop.

A. Failure
B. Stop
C. Traffic
D. Pursuit

D. Pursuit

L 2101

2

Pursuit Development and Recognition (Pre-Pursuit Phase): Chose that all applies.

A. The violator is attempting to flee from or evade the officer, and/or
B. The violator knows or reasonably should know that the officer is not signaling him/her to yield.
C. The violator is not attempting to flee from or evade the officer, and/or
D. The violator knows or reasonably should know that the officer is signaling him/her to yield.

A and D.

The violator is attempting to flee from or evade the officer, and/or;

The violator knows or reasonably should know that the officer is signaling him/her to yield.

L 2102

3

During the pre-pursuit phase, officers should _________ as much identifying information as practical about the vehicle and occupant(s), the nature of suspected offenses and the surrounding environment.

A. Assist
B. Gather
C. Evaluate
D. Consider

B. Gather

L 2102

4

During the pre-pursuit phase, the officer decides not to pursue the violator, it will be deemed that a pursuit has not been initiated (i.e., a “non-pursuit” for reporting purposes under Section L 2120 “Reporting and Post-Pursuit Analysis”)

True or false

True.

L 2102

5

Officers intending to stop a vehicle shall be within close _________ to the violator’s vehicle before activating emergency equipment. Depending upon the circumstances, officers shall evaluate if the distance between the pursuing and fleeing vehicles is so great that initiating or continuing a pursuit would be impractical.

A. Distance
B. Quarter
C. Sight
D. Proximity

D. Proximity

L 2102

6

Sworn Personnel may engage in vehicular pursuits only when the initiating member can articulate the following factors are present: chose that all applies

A. When the violator does not stop, and the driving behavior is reasonably perceived as being non-hazardous, (i.e., the violator is mindful of other persons' safety, the vehicle code, and is traveling at reasonable speeds for the conditions of the traffic and roadway), unless the circumstances change that would make it unsafe to continue and/or the violator begins driving without due care for the safety of others, or
B. When the violator is believed to be a violent felon who poses a significant, ongoing threat to public safety. Personnel may continue the pursuit unless the specific facts and circumstances change to the point that the danger or serious injury posed by the vehicle pursuit to other motorists and pedestrians outweighs the need to apprehend the violator.
C. In balancing the seriousness of the violator’s offense(s) against the potential dangers that might accompany a pursuit, Department members should consider all relevant factors.

A and B

L 2103

7

When initiating or continuing a vehicle pursuit, officers should continually weigh the ________ of the offense(s) against the _________ dangers to themselves and members of the community.

A. Crime, negative
B. Crime, serious
C. Seriousness, potential
D. Element, seriousness

C. Seriousness, potential

When initiating or continuing a vehicle pursuit, officers should continually weigh the seriousness of the offense(s) against the potential dangers to themselves and members of the community.

L 2103

8

In balancing the seriousness of the violator’s offense(s) against the potential dangers that might accompany a pursuit, Department members should consider all of the following factor except: Chose that all applies

A. Public Safety, Nature of Offense, and Apparent Circumstances: (See Section L 2103 “When to Initiate a Pursuit” above.)
B. Passengers in the Officer’s Vehicle.
C. Other Persons in or on Pursued Vehicle.
D. Time of Day, Road Conditions, Weather, and Visibility.
E. Officer’s/Supervisor’s Familiarity with the Area and the Location of the Pursuit.
F. Availability of Additional Resources.
G. Abilities of the driver of the pursued vehicle.

G. Abilities of the driver of the pursued vehicle is not one of the 13 factors.

L 2104

9

(Vehicle pursuit). Availability of Additional Resources: Department members should consider whether or not they have sufficient backup should they find themselves alone with the fleeing suspect(s) at the termination of a pursuit and what additional resources are available. Is the statement above one of the following factors an Officer should consider?

Yes or no

Yes.

L 2105

10

An Officer needs Supervisory approval for Department members to initiate pursuits.

True or false

False.

Supervisory approval is not a requirement for Department members to initiate pursuits. However, involved members must provide accurate and timely information upon which supervisors may base their decisions of whether or not to allow the initiation or continuation of the pursuit or to terminate the pursuit.

L 2105

11

The units involved in a pursuit should ordinarily be limited to a ___________ and __________unit.

A. First and second
B. Primary and secondary
C. One and two
D. Positive and negative

B. Primary and secondary

L 2105

12

Is a supervisor permitted to be involved in a pursuit with the two pursuing units?

Yes or no

Yes

A supervisor may also be involved in a pursuit with the two pursuing units.

L 2105

13

Who may request additional units to be involved in a pursuit if it appears the officers in the vehicles involved would not be sufficient to affect the ultimate arrest of the suspect(s) safely.

A. Primary
B. Secondary
C. Supervisor
D. All of the above

D. All of the above

Officers in the primary unit, secondary unit or a supervisor may request additional units to be involved in a pursuit if it appears the officers in the vehicles involved would not be sufficient to affect the ultimate arrest of the suspect(s) safely.

L 2105

14

Officers who are not directly involved in the pursuit should operate in “normal response” (i.e., without lights and siren) and not attempt to “trail” or “parallel” the pursuit, unless otherwise directed by a supervisor.

True or false

True.

L 2105

15

The secondary unit should perform the ______________ with other officers, supervisors and dispatchers when requested to do so by the primary unit.

A. Task
B. Conduct
C. Pursuit
D. Communication

D. Communication.

L 2106

16

The primary pursuing unit is the vehicle closest to the suspect vehicle, and ________ be responsible for the conduct of the pursuit.

A. May
B. To
C. He/she
D. Shall

D. Shall

L 2106

17

In the event a pursuit is initiated by a motorcycle unit, an unmarked unit or a four-wheeldrive utility vehicle, that unit should abandon the pursuit when a marked four-wheel patrol unit joins the pursuit.

A. Continue
B. Follow
C. Abandon
D. Adhere

C. Abandon

L 2107

18

Section __________ does not relieve the officer from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the highway, nor protect the officer from the consequences of an arbitrary exercise of the privileges granted.

A. Section 21056
B. Section 21055
C. Section 21054
D. Section 21053

A. Section 21056

L 2108

19

Section ___________ of the Vehicle Code exempts an officer engaged in a pursuit of a violator from the rules of the road if the police vehicle displays a red light visible from the front and sounds a siren as reasonably necessary.

A. Section 21056
B. Section 21055
C. Section 21054
D. Section 21053

B. Section 21055

L 2108

20

Section 21806 requires other motorists and pedestrians to yield to emergency vehicles, but Section 21807 also states that this does not relieve emergency vehicle operators from the duty to drive with due _________ for the safety of all persons and property.

A. Caution
B. Process
C. Care
D. Diligent

A. Caution

L 2108

21

a unit involved in a pursuit will activate and continuously use the police vehicle’s red lights and siren.

True or false

True

L 2108

22

Once the helicopter has arrived on the scene and the observer has established visual contact with the pursued vehicle, the helicopter crew should advise the pursuing units via Communications that they will observe and report. The pursuing units should then __________ the pursuit and allow the helicopter crew to observe the actions of the vehicle and suspect(s) in question.

A. Continue
B. Follow
C. Parallel
D. Terminate

D. Terminate the pursuit

L 2109

23

After the helicopter unit takes over the pursuit and the ground units terminate the pursuit, Ground units will reduce their response to Normal Response and, if practical, follow the suspect vehicle at a normal, safe speed at a distance that will make it unlikely the suspect can _________ the police vehicles.


A. Hear
B. See
C. Detect
D. Foresee

B. See

L 2109

24

Which is a true statement regarding a unit initiating a pursuit should notify to Communications:

A. Unit identification
B. That they are involved in a pursuit
C. The location and direction of travel Speed D. The vehicle description and license number if available
E. The initial reason(s) for the pursuit
F. The number of occupants
G. Any other relevant information, such as weather and traffic conditions.

All of the above

L 2111

25

Supervisor or supervising sergeant may direct that all involved units switch to a channel which may offer better radio communications.

True or false

True.

L 2111

26

Each subsequent police vehicle joining the pursuit is not required to advise Communications.

True or false

False.

Each subsequent police vehicle joining the pursuit will also advise Communications.

L 2111

27

If either the primary pursuing officer or the supervisor responsible for supervision of the pursuit concludes after considering the need to apprehend a violator immediately is __________ by the danger the pursuit poses to the public or officers, that officer or supervisor shall immediately terminate the pursuit.

A. High
B. Weighed
C. Outweighed
D. Determined

C. Outweighed

L 2113

28

Regarding pursuit intervention, the following statements are true except:

A. Roadblocks: The practice of establishing roadblocks is extremely hazardous and should be undertaken only as a last resort. Only in cases where the violator constitutes an immediate and continuing threat to the safety of others, and other efforts have failed, should the road be blocked.
B. Roadblocks on Freeways: On freeways, roadblocks should be avoided except as a last resort, and only if specifically requested by the units conducting the pursuit. Only in cases where the violator constitutes an immediate and continuing threat to the safety of others, and other efforts have failed, should the freeway be blocked.
C. Blocking Freeway Exits and Access Ramps: The blocking of exit or access ramps to freeways is not acceptable to prevent citizens from inadvertently driving into the path of a vehicle pursuit or to keep the pursued vehicle from returning to congested surface streets.
D. Use of Force through Vehicle Contact: In deciding when to use methods that involve intentionally contacting violator vehicles, officers should consider whether or not the type of contact constitutes “Ramming” and / or requires specialized training (i.e., PIT). Consideration should also be given to the types of vehicles involved, (e.g., using a police car to collide with a large commercial truck or a motorcycle). Officers should have additional officers present on the scene so they may provide immediate aid and protection.

C.

Blocking Freeway Exits and Access Ramps: The blocking of exit or access ramps to freeways is acceptable to prevent citizens from inadvertently driving into the path of a vehicle pursuit or to keep the pursued vehicle from returning to congested surface streets.

L 2115

29

PIT should not normally be used on: Chose all that applies.

A. Motorcycles, mopeds or similar types of vehicles
B. Vehicles with a high center of gravity such as raised pickup trucks
C. Any vehicle known or suspected to be transporting a hazardous material as defined in Vehicle Code Section 2402.7
D. Trucks or similar types of vehicles when people occupy an open bed area
E. A passenger bus transporting passengers.

All of the above

30

The PIT is a form of force that involves direct contact between two vehicles. Only officers who have successfully completed Department approved training in the PIT should utilize this form of force.

True or false

True