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  • Law Enforcement Officer

    A ___ is any person who is elected, appointed, or employed full time by any municipality or the state or any political subdivision thereof; who is vested with authority to bear arms and make arrests; and whose primary responsibility is the prevention and detection of crime or the enforcement of the penal, criminal, traffic, or highway laws of the state.

    Florida Administrative Code

    F.A.C. stands for ___.

    Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission

    C.J.S.T.C. stands for ___.

    Criminal Justice Professionalism Program

    C.J.P.P. stands for ___.

    Florida Department of Law Enforcement

    F.D.L.E. stands for ___.

    achieve a passing score on each of the written end-of course exams, show proficiently in the DUI Traffic Stops course as well as in the high liability courses and participate in the CJSTC Physical Fitness Program.

    To successfully complete a basic recruit training course, recruits must...

    Vehicle Operations, First Aid, Firearms, and Defensive Tactics

    What are the four high liability courses?


    The C.J.S.T.C. is composed of how many members?


    ___ oversees the certification, employment, training, maintenance of officer records, and conduct of the Florida law enforcement, correctional, and correction probation officers.


    How often does the CJSTC commission meets?

    Criminal Justice Professionalism Program

    ___ support and assist the Commission in the execution, administration, implementation, and evaluation of its powers, duties, and functions.

    โ€ข be at least 19 years of age
    โ€ข be a citizen of the United States
    โ€ข be a high school graduate or equivalent
    โ€ข have processed fingerprints on file with the employing agency
    โ€ข have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician based on specifications established by the Commission
    โ€ข have a good moral character, as determined by a background investigation under procedures established by the Commission
    โ€ข submit an affidavit attesting to compliance (a signed document agreeing to abide by all Commission rules)
    โ€ข have satisfactorily completed a Commission-approved course of basic recruit training
    โ€ข have satisfactorily passed a state examination in the respective specialty
    โ€ข not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor which involves perjury or a false statement, regardless of withholding of adjudication or suspended sentence
    โ€ข not have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States

    Section 943.13, F.S., sets the minimum requirements and standards that a person needs to meet before becoming certified as an officer. An officer must meet the following requirements:


    A recruit has how many years from the starting date of the basic recruit training to complete the certification process?


    In Law Enforcement another term for "certified" is?

    Meet all the minimum requirements and standards, complete the approved basic training, pass the State Officer Certification Examination, and become actively employed with a law enforcement agency in an auxiliary, part-time, or full-time sworn officer position.

    In order to become certified (sworn) as a law enforcement officer, a person must?

    State Officer Certification Examination



    An applicant has how many attempts to pass the State Officer Certification Examination (SOCE)?

    โ€ข pleads nolo contendere, pleads guilty, or is found guilty of any felony
    โ€ข pleads nolo contendere, pleads guilty, or is found guilty of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false
    โ€ข fails to maintain good moral character as defined by the Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative
    Code (CJSTC Rule 11B-27, FAC)
    โ€ข commits any act constituting a felony offense, regardless of criminal prosecution
    โ€ข commits any act constituting any of a specified group of serious misdemeanor offenses, regardless
    of criminal prosecution
    โ€ข commits any principal, accessory, attempt, solicitation, or conspiracy, pursuant to Chapter 777,
    Florida Statutes, where there would have been a felony offense had the crime been committed
    or completed
    โ€ข commits any act in any jurisdiction other than the state of Florida, which if committed in the
    state of Florida, would constitute a felony, any of the specified serious misdemeanors, or a violation
    of Chapter 777, Florida Statutes
    โ€ข tests positive for controlled substances by a urine or blood test, in accordance with the requirements
    for testing reliability and integrity set forth in Rule 11B-27.00225, FAC
    โ€ข commits an act of excessive use of force under color of authority under Rule 11B-27.0011(4)(c)1.,
    โ€ข engages in sexual harassment involving physical contact or misuse of official position
    โ€ข misuses the official position, as defined by s. 112.313(6), F.S.
    โ€ข engages in sex while on duty
    โ€ข has unprofessional relationships with an inmate, detainee, probationer, parolee, or community
    controlee; has written or oral communication that is intended to facilitate conduct which is
    prohibited by Commission rule; engages in any physical contact not required in the performance
    of official duties that is normally associated with the demonstration of affection or sexual
    misconduct as defined in s. 944.35(3), F.S.
    โ€ข makes false statements during the employment process
    โ€ข subverts or attempts to subvert the officer certification examination process pursuant to Rule 11B-
    30.009(3), F.A.C.
    โ€ข subverts or attempts to subvert the CJSTC-approved training examination process or an employing
    agency's promotional examination process pursuant to, but not limited to, acts described in Rule
    11B-27.0011(4)(c)9., F.A.C.

    The Commission may take action against an officer's certification if the officer does the following...

    A written reprimand, probation of up to two years (with or without mandatory retraining or counseling, if applicable), suspension of up to two years (with or without mandatory retraining or counseling, if applicable), and revocation of certificate.

    What are the disciplinary actions that the Commission can take against an officer's certification?

    is convicted, pleads guilty or nolo contendere, or is found guilty of any felony offense, regardless of withholding of adjudication or suspension of sentence.

    Under the Florida law, the Commission must revoke an officer's certification if he or she...

    Nolo Contendere

    is when an individual does not accept or deny responsibility for the charges but agrees to accept punishment.


    Can a person continue to work as a certified officer in the state of Florida after the commission revokes their certification?

    It provides certain protections "whenever a law enforcement officer... is under investigation and subject to interrogation by members of his or her agency for any reason that could lead to disciplinary action, suspension, demotion, or dismissal..."

    What does the Law Enforcement Officer's Bill of Rights do?

    โ€ข The officer under investigation must be informed of the nature of the
    complaint, the identity of the complainant, and must have the opportunity
    to review all evidence prior to the interrogation.
    โ€ข The interrogation shall be conducted at a reasonable hour, preferably while
    the officer is on duty.
    โ€ข The interrogation shall take place at the office of the command.
    โ€ข The officer under investigation shall be informed of the rank, name, and
    command of the officer in charge of the investigation, the interrogating
    officer, and all people present during the interrogation.
    โ€ข All questions directed to the officer under interrogation shall be asked by or
    through one interrogator during any one investigative interrogation, unless
    specifically waived by the officer under investigation.
    โ€ข Interrogation sessions shall be limited to reasonable periods of time.
    โ€ข The officer under interrogation may not be subjected to threats
    or coercion.
    โ€ข The interrogation must be recorded.
    โ€ข The officer under investigation has the right to counsel.
    โ€ข Whenever an officer is subject to disciplinary action, he or she has the right
    to address interrogation findings before discipline is imposed.
    โ€ข If a law enforcement agency does not follow any of the above provisions, the
    officer should follow the procedures outlined in section 112.534., F.S.

    What does the Law Enforcement Officer's Bill of Rights protections include?


    are principles, standards, or qualities considered worthwhile or desirable. They are core beliefs or desires that guide or motivates one's attitudes and actions.

    Personal Values

    are an individual's convictions about what is right and wrong, based on religious beliefs, cultural roots, family background, personal experiences, laws, organizational values, professional norms, and political habits.


    Are personal values universal?


    is a standard of conduct based on moral duties and virtues that are derived from the principles of right and wrong.


    Does ethics indicate how a person should behave?

    Ethical principles

    are rules of conduct derived from ethical values (aka Do's and Don'ts)

    Ethical behavior

    is principled, value-based decision making, practiced daily.

    treating all people with courtesy and fairness, refusing to accept and offer gratuities, preserving evidence, giving true and impartial testimony, obeying all laws and regulations, protecting civil rights of everyone, and respecting confidential and privileged communication.

    Ethical behavior in law enforcement includes...


    Can the influence of family members and peers greatly affect how officers solve problems?


    Can values instilled during childhood affect an officer's decisions in adulthood?


    Can the influence of coworkers and how their attitudes are positive and upbeat or cynical and negative affect how officers respond to a problem?

    Engaging in bribery, committing perjury, and misusing thier position of authority.

    Unethical behaviors that law enforcement officers should be on guard against are...


    ...corruptly to give, offer, or promise to any public servant, or, if a public servant, corruptly to
    request, solicit, accept, or agree to accept for himself or herself or another, any pecuniary or other
    benefit not authorized by law with an intent or purpose to influence the performance of any
    act or omission which the person believes to be, or the public servant represents as being, within
    the official discretion of a public servant, in violation of a public duty, or in performance of a
    public duty.


    may be defined as a false statement that a person makes under oath but does not believe to be

    Florida Driver and Vehicle Information Database


    the Florida
    Crime Information Center/National Crime Information Center


    the Florida Criminal
    Justice Network


    Conflict of Interest

    an officer mustโ€”unless required by law or policyโ€”refrain from becoming
    involved in official matters. You cannot influence the actions of other officers in official matters or
    influence another officer's immediate family, relatives, or people with which the officer has had any
    significant personal, business, or employment relationships.


    Can you engage in any off-duty employment if the position compromises or would
    reasonably tend to compromise your ability to impartially perform official duties.


    is anything of value intended to benefit the giver more than the receiver; it is something given
    to a person because of that person's position or authority.


    is behavior that demonstrates good character and is marked by pride in self and career.

    Ethics, personal values, and professionalism

    What three elements are essential in
    a law enforcement officer's personal and professional life.


    is a fixed and unvarying idea or opinion of a person, group, or subject.

    Bias or prejudice

    is a strong belief or feeling about a person, group, or subject, whether positive or
    negative, that is formed without reviewing all available facts or information.


    is the negative behavior toward a person or group that is based on color, race, sex, age,
    religion, ethnic and national origin, handicap, and/or marital status.


    is the impression in a person's mind of an individual, a group of people, or events based on
    experiences, biases, beliefs, assumptions, and observations.

    An assumption

    is a notion, statement, or belief about a person, group, or event that may or may not be
    factual. People make assumptions when they consider something to be true or false without proof or
    demonstration. Assumptions are interpretations of what experience reveals and may not always
    be accurate.

    Sexual harassment

    is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual
    favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

    the impact of the conduct

    sexual harassment.
    Rather, they focus on


    Sexual harassment is a form of


    Does every employee has a right to work in an environment free of sexual harassment and
    hostile conditions.

    Verbal actions

    _____ can include giving sexual compliments, pressuring
    someone for dates, or ridiculing with a sexual message.

    Nonverbal actions

    ______ can
    include making facial gestures, displaying nude pictures, or using suggestive body

    Physical actions

    ______ may include touching and brushing against someone,
    hugging and patting, or horseplay.


    occurs when the harasser intends to unreasonably interfere with a person's performance or
    create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.

    is a Latin
    term that means "something for something in return."

    Quid pro quo

    A hostile work environment

    an office culture where lewd jokes or other offensive habits are acceptable.

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


    the Civil Rights Act

    Title VII is also known as?

    Criminal justice

    refers to the structure, functions, and decision-making processes
    of those agencies that deal with the management and control of crime and criminal

    enforcement, the court system, and corrections.

    The three main components of the criminal justice system are

    Law enforcement

    is responsible for the enforcement of and maintaining civil order.

    court system

    is responsible for the interpretation of laws.


    responsible for enforcing punishment as defined by the court system.

    local or
    municipal, county, state, and federal (U.S. government agencies).

    There are four levels of law enforcement agencies within the United States:

    Local or
    municipal law enforcement agencies

    enforce the ordinances of the municipality as
    well as state laws within the jurisdiction of the agency.

    county law
    enforcement agencies

    enforce county ordinances and state laws within the
    county. Traditionally, they also handle unincorporated areas, the county jail, and
    civil processing.

    State law enforcement agencies

    are responsible for enforcing state laws within the

    Federal law enforcement agencies

    enforce federal laws across state lines and
    within the states.

    local level

    The single largest segment of American law enforcement is found at the

    combine police, fire, and emergency medical services.

    Some Florida municipalities have Public Safety Departments

    Florida Highway Patrol


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