Police Jurisdiction: Definition & Laws


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Police jurisdiction is generally contained to the _____ where the officer is sworn.

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1. An officer who is sworn to protect and serve the residents of a particular city, and does not have jurisdiction outside of this city, has what type of jurisdiction?

2. An officer who can only make arrests for specific violations of law has what type of jurisdiction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Work through the quiz and worksheet to test your knowledge of police jurisdiction. Different types of police jurisdiction are highlighted on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll get to see how much knowledge you have about:

  • Laws created by local government that prohibit or permit certain things
  • When an officer can leave his territorial jurisdiction to make an arrest
  • General area of containment regarding police jurisdiction
  • Types of police jurisdiction

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the type of jurisdiction where an officer can only make arrests for specific violations of law
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on police jurisdiction
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how police jurisdiction works

Additional Learning

You can review more by accessing the lesson, Police Jurisdiction: Definition & Laws. Other topics you can assess in greater detail include:

  • Differences between forms of police jurisdiction
  • Laws that regulate police jurisdiction
  • Police jurisdiction examples