50 Multiple choice questions
- contacting witnesses,victims, and suspects, reviewing evidence, locating additional evidence, and writing a
capias request, arrest affidavit, or arrest warrant.
- is the process of making detailed and systematic inquiries and observations about a criminal complaint.
- who, why and how?!
- possible damage to it.
- verifying that the witness actually lives at the location where you the contact, and is not just a guest.
evidence, further suspect information, witness statements, anonymous
tips, and information gained while interviewing and processing existing
- involves monitoring a person of interest through tracking devices—cell phone or credit
card use—which typically requires a court order.
- the chain of custody.
- establishing whether a criminal act has been
committed and, if so, what type and when and where it was committed.
- containing a mark to convey a message.
- search warrant.
- states that it is a felony to alter, destroy,
conceal, or remove any record, document, or thing with the purpose to impair its truth or availability in a criminal trial or investigation.
a door-to-door inquiry of all possible sources of information in a
given area. It may require additional officers, depending on the size of
- is a documentation of everyone who handled the evidence as well as when, why, and what changes, if any, were made to it.
- • Does this appear to be a well-planned incident or one committed impulsively?
• If entry to a building or vehicle is involved, was it forcible, or was a key or
lock pick used?
• Were tools used? If so, what kind of tools?
• If this was a crime against a person, what weapon, if any, did the suspect use?
What verbal commands did the suspect give? What was the physical description
of the suspect?
• If theft was involved, what, and how much, property did the suspect take?
• What damage was done, and why? Did the suspect do malicious damage to items
he or she could not take away? Did the suspect do careless damage to things that
got in the way, or purposeful damage to gain access to a door or fence?
• What was the motivation for the crime? Profit, revenge, fun, opportunity,
• Were any other resources used in the crime?
• Were any unexplained items left at the scene?
• Were there eyewitness accounts to the crime?
- primary patrol officer dispatched to the call.
- alterations, obliterations, handwriting analysis, indentations, ink comparisons, and machine impressions.
- inmates released or the supervision status
of former inmates and provides web-based information on all incarcerated and supervised offenders.
- information derived from both the preliminary investigation and the follow-up investigation
- private records.
officer behaving as though passing by this area is just a part of a
normal driving routine. A patrol officer looking for a wanted person
often performs this surveillance.
- meaning mode of operating or MO, refers to how someone does something, usually repetitive in nature.
- necessarily available.
- hearing distance.
- moving, stationary, and electronic.
- chain of custody for the evidence.
or syringes in puncture-proof packages clearly labeled with the words
"WARNING: SHARPS." Personal protective equipment is essential for an
officer who encounters any chemical or biological substances.
- been a witness
- you will lose time locating the witness again.
- latent fingerprints and DNA.
- state attorney's
- the evidence submitted in court is the same evidence you collected at the crime scene.
- names, seriousness, or how the crime was committed.
- is a legal order for an arrest issued by the clerk of courts at the request of the state attorney's office.
laptops, desktops, thumb drives, external drives, network systems,
removable disks, tapes, digital cameras, and other data storage
- corroborates or disproves the physical evidence, statements,and/or confessions.
- involves parking your vehicle some distance away in a location that allows an approach
to the area on foot in a covert manner.
From a concealed position, conduct the spot checks or set up a fixed location and maintain it
- sight or odor.
- clerk of courts
- date-rape drugs or alcoholic levels.
- forward it to the United States Secret Service.
- a follow-up.
file, reviewing the information gathered during the preliminary
investigation, and identifying and pursuing leads. Locate and interview
individuals who may have additional information pertinent to the
what happened during the incident, identify and locate the suspect, and
develop enough evidence to establish probable cause to make an arrest.
- officer safety concerns or exigent circumstances.
- samples of blood, to determine chemical and alcohol content, and urine, to detect chemical content.
following a person of interest on foot or in a police vehicle. It
requires a safe distance, more than one police officer, more than one
police vehicle, and a coordinated approach, none of which can draw undue
attention to the officers' presence.
database of counterfeit currency with information such as any suspects
that may have already been under investigation; any information that may
lead to the apprehension of the counterfeiters; and the denomination,
serial number, and the location that the
suspect passed or transacted the money.