Chapter 5,6,7 Flashcards

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What is stress?

The physical or emotional reactions to an event or situation


The fight or flight response is:

The way the body prepares to either get away from a dangerous situation or be physically prepared to face it head on


Acute stress:

Is short-lived and is similar to what people experience before taking a test or testifying in court


Chronic stress:

Continues over a long period, such as the stress of a field training program or working with a difficult coworker or a supervisor


Delayed stress:

Lies buried for a period and then surfaces


Cumulative or routine stress:

Results from a variety of sources overtime


What is hypervigilance?

It is one of the symptoms of PTSD. It is a sense of always being on guard


Environmental stress involves:

Elements found in your surroundings, such as the weather or high noise levels.


Personal stress includes:

Trauma related to injury or death or to financial or family difficulties


Self induced stress affects:

How a person views situations and events. A person’s attitude toward their work, others, and individual goals can all call self-induced stress


Work related stress involves:

Elements of an office job that cause physical or emotional distress. Work related stress may come from forces outside the officers agency


short time stress responses:

Include temporary increases in anxiety, tension, and irritability.


Health related stress responses:

May include headaches, blood pressure changes, loss of sleep, and over eating.


Long term stress responses:

Related to personality may include psychosis, chronic depression, or suicidal thoughts. Long term stress response is related to health may include chronic disease, high blood pressure, ulcers, and coronary heart disease.


The national study of police suicide reports what?

That the suicide rate among criminal justice professionals is higher than the rate of officers shot and killed in the line of duty


What is observation?

It is the act of recognizing or noting a fact or occurrence using the five senses by keeping in view, noticing, or giving attention to persons, things, or circumstances.


How can you improve your observational skills?

Through practice, such as memorizing descriptions of cars, people, and details at a scene.


What is perception?

It is the impression you form of a person, a group of people, or events based on experiences, biases, beliefs, assumptions, and observations.


Various factors that affect your perceptions are:

Gender, race, pest, education, maturity, bias, mental and physical condition, and position or location.


What is cover?

It is anything that creates a bullet resistant barrier between an officer and a threat. Cover protects you from incoming gunfire. You may use engine blocks, brick walls, concrete, steel, and thick wood


What is concealment?

It is an object or group of objects that creates a visual barrier between an officer and a threat but may not stop a projectile. The object provides camouflage but will not stop incoming gunfire.


What is sight?

Sight is our primary sense. It is often the starting point for observation. One technique for visually adapting to darkness, is to stop briefly after entering a dark area to allow your eyes to adjust.


Smell can:

Help you identify dangerous or illegal substances. Substances with strong odors, like gasoline or ether, can deaden your ability to smell.


Touch can:

Help you identify items during a search or pat down.


Never use ___ As a way to identify any unknown substance



Patrolling is:

The main activity that officers perform daily. The primary purposes of patrolling are to maintain a public presents, enforce laws and ordinances, and deter crime


Reactive patrol is:

About responding or dealing with the crime it occurs


Proactive patrol:

Discourage his criminal activity by having an officer regularly present in the area. To make your presence known, you must continuously travel through the patrol area and speak to people for short periods.


What is roll call?

A brief informational meeting that officers attend before starting a shift.


BOLO stands for:

Be on the lookout.


What is BOLO?

It gives a description of the suspect, the suspects name, and any additional information that will help apprehend or locate the suspect. This may also include descriptions of missing or wanted persons or stolen property.


Suspicious activity:

Any activity that is abnormal for a specific time of day in a particular area.


Three different methods of patrol:

Vehicle, foot, and bicycle.


Foot patrol has:

Many advantages, such as allowing you to be visible to the public in accessible to the community.


Possible environmental hazards can include:

Storm, Sinkhole, flash flood or fire.


Will you arrive at the scene:

Immediately assess the situation and determine the hazard. Take into account any environmental factors, such as wind direction and terrain


When responding to a vehicle fire,

Ask dispatch for all relevant information regarding the incident.


Abandoned vehicle:

A vehicle without a known driver or a person responsible for the vehicle.


It’s a vehicle is to be in pounded because it is disabled, _____

Florida statute requires you to conduct an inventory search of the vehicle and document all its contents


An inventory of a vehicle:

Is a recognize exception to the fourth amendment search warrant requirement.


A missing child is:

A person younger than 18 whose temporary or permanent residence is in Florida, whose location is not known, and who is reported missing To a law enforcement agency


A missing adult is:

A person 18 years of age or older whose temporary or permanent residence is in Florida, whose location is not known, and who is reported missing to a law enforcement agency.


CART is:

A child abduction response team. It is a multi agency team that helps law enforcement provide an organized and planned response to an abducted, missing, or endangered child.



Missing endangered person’s information clearingHouse. It provides personnel and resources to assist with missing and endangered children


Silver alert plan:

A plan to aid local law enforcement in the rescue or recovery of a missing adult, often a senior citizen, who suffers from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or other mental disabilities


Burglary tools:

May include screwdrivers, pliers and wrenches, pry bars, or spark plugs, but can also be anything used to gain entry during a burglary, such as a rock or concrete block.


To establish probable cause for criminal mischief document that:

The suspect injured or damaged real or personal property, the property belong to the complainant, the injury or damage was willful and malicious.


Florida statute penalties for criminal mischief:

Second degree misdemeanor: $200 or less

First degree misdemeanor: $200-1,000

Third degree felony: $1,000 or more


Theft is:

Knowingly obtaining, property of another with the intent to temporarily or permanently deprive the person of the use of the property


Retail theft is:

The taking possession of or caring a way of merchandise, money, or negotiable instruments.


Grand theft is:

The theft of any item with a value of $750 or more


Defrauding and innkeeper:

Occurs when a person orders and eat a meal in a restaurant or occupies a room in a public lodging establishment, and then refuses to pay


True or false:

Florida statutes state that showing false identification in connection with leasing property or failing to return lease property within 72 hours of the end of the lease agreement, without a reasonable explanation, may mean the suspect stole the property TRUE


Fraud is:

Theft by deception


Different forms of fraud can include:

Confidence games such as, the “pigeon drop”, the bank examiner swindle, three card monte, ponzi schemes and shell games


What is forgery?

Altering, forging, or counterfeiting a public record, certificate, legal document, bill of exchange or a promissory note with intent to injure or defraud someone


Uttering is:

Knowingly exhibiting or a publishing a document to someone or attempting to cash a check by claiming the check in the endorsement are real


What is embezzlement?

A person who wrongfully takes money or other property entrusted to them for safekeeping and uses it for their own personal gain


Identity theft is:

The unlawful use of a persons identifying information to obtain credit or loans, acquire services, establish or take over accounts, and commit crimes in the victims name.