Drumroll please! Welcome to my first Law Enforcement Quiz for Writers. I'm challenging all the Working Stiffs readers to take the quiz. There's absolutely nothing in it for you. There will be no prizes, unless I can round up one of those plastic Shaler Junior Police Badges that we pass out to the kiddies.
Good luck! Oh, and by the way, Lee is NOT allowed to play, but he will be stopping by.
1. When is a police officer required to use the Miranda warning?
a. Any time they question a suspect.
b. Any time they make an arrest.
c. Any time they go out for donuts.
d. Prior to interrogation when the suspect is in custody.
2. When someone enters your home without permission, either with or without force, it is called
3. You report that your vehicle was hit and run sometime overnight. You report it to the police. The police will
a. Write a report for insurance purposes.
b. Canvass the neighborhood for witnesses.
c. Collect paint samples and send them to the lab.
d. Call you every day with updates on your case.
4. Your stolen car is recovered. You’ve been notified that the car was towed to the local towing pound. What will the investigation entail?
a. The car will be dusted for fingerprints and evidence collected and sent to the lab.
b. A report will be written that your vehicle was recovered and removed from NCIC.
c. The towing company won’t charge you anything.
5. When is someone in custody?
a. At the moment they’ve been handcuffed.
b. When they’ve been placed inside the police car.
c. When they no longer feel free to leave.
d. When they’ve been placed inside a jail cell.
6. When can an officer arrest someone without a warrant?
a. When his supervisor tells him to.
b. When a crime occurs in his presence.
c. Whenever he feels like it.
7. When can an officer “frisk” someone?
a. Whenever she feels like it.
b. She can frisk a convicted felon anytime.
c. When she believes the suspect may have a weapon concealed in his clothing.
d. When she believes the suspect may have drugs concealed in his clothing.
8. When can the police search a home without a warrant?
a. Whenever they feel like it.
b. If they think a dangerous criminal is inside.
c. If a citizen told them a wanted criminal is inside.
d. If they hear someone screaming for help inside.
9. You’re involved in a custody dispute with your ex-wife. It’s your weekend to have the kids and your ex refused to let them leave. You call the police. What will the police do?
a. Order your ex to abide by the custody agreement and force the children to go with you.
b. Cite your ex for contempt.
c. Cite you both for disorderly conduct.
d. Calm the situation down and suggest you both discuss this civil issue with your respective attorneys.
10. And last but not least, which of these sentences is NOT correct?
a. The suspect was taken into custody at 1600 hours.
b. The actor was taken into custody at 1600 hours.
c. The perp was taken into custody at 1600 hours.
d. The asshole was taken into custody at 1600 hours.
Check back later and see how you did!