FREE TCOLE Basic Peace Officer Questions and Answers
When was the first of the 13 States to ratify the US Constitution?
On September 17, 1787, at the Continental Congress, Delaware became the first State to ratify the US Constitution. In September 1774, the Continental Congress convened for the first time. The Continental Congress adopted the American Declaration of Independence from England in June 1776, and on July 4, 1776, it became law. The first attempt at a constitution, the Articles of Confederation, was adopted in 1778 but was later found to be inadequate, leading to the creation of the new Constitution.
Which of the following best encapsulates what the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure (CCP) means by the definition of a peace officer?
Since the turn of the 20th century, the Texas Rangers have been recognized as peace officers. Special Texas Rangers and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Rangers are also regarded as Peace Officers. Officers from neighboring states are still considered Peace Officers in Texas, claims the Texas CCP. The Texas CCP also covers railroad peace officers. In Texas, Special Investigators are also regarded as Peace Officers.
"The following procedures to protect the Fifth Amendment privilege must be observed in the absence of other effective measures: Before being questioned, the person in custody must be made fully aware of his right to remain silent, the fact that anything he says can be used against him in court, his right to consult with and be accompanied by a lawyer during questioning, and the fact that, in the event of his indigence, a lawyer will be appointed to represent him. This clause is frequently referred to as:
After the Supreme Court decision Miranda v. Arizona, 384 US 486 (1966), which established this law after the plaintiff in the case had been arrested and interrogated without first being informed of these rights, the rights listed in this provision are commonly referred to as "Miranda rights."
Which of the following accounts for the majority of deaths in the US?
Recent data indicates that heart disease causes 39 percent of deaths in the US. In the US, cancer is the cause of 22% of deaths. 5% of deaths in the US are due to accidents. In the US, strokes account for 7% of fatalities. 27 percent of deaths in the US are attributed to other causes.
Which of the following claims about unethical behavior by law enforcement officials is TRUE?
Laws with specific provisions have been created to guard against civil rights abuses by peace officers. Federal prosecution may be brought against peace officers who act unethically. Instead of a State agency, the FBI is the designated agency to investigate allegations of civil rights violations against peace officers. In order to prevent the investigation from being tainted by friendships and/or professional relationships between peace officers and locally stationed FBI agents, these investigations are not governed by local authorities but rather by the federal government in Washington, D.C.
Which of the following statements regarding the Bill of Rights in the United States is true?
On December 17, 1791, the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights were both ratified by the majority of the States. The first ten Amendments to the US Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. The Constitution's Preamble guarantees societal rights. The first four Amendments, which comprise the Bill of Rights, cover personal rights. The Bill of Rights limits the authority of the Federal government in addition to defending the rights of American citizens.
Which of the following claims regarding probable cause is true in light of the Fourth Amendment?
Factors that officers can use to establish probable cause for search or arrest include objective observations regarding a suspect’s abnormal conduct; that a suspect commits an act surreptitiously/furtively (as if to hide it, rather than doing it openly); and that the suspected activity is in a high-crime area. However, the subjective opinion of the officer, even in good faith, is not sufficient to establish probable cause for search or arrest.