1. During an investigation, a lead will be investigated if, and only if, it is deemed credible by a Special Agent. Leads will generally be considered credible when the information comes from a trusted source. To increase the chances of finding credible leads, some Special Agents spend time building relationships with informants. Informants are often useful in verifying information about suspects under investigation, such as the suspects’ identities and addresses. If an informant provides accurate information about a lead, the chances of successful prosecution are increased.
2. All successful law enforcement officers are required to perform satisfactorily on tests of physical fitness. Physical fitness is key to an officer’s ability to apprehend suspects, cope effectively with long work shifts, interact with uncooperative individuals, and recover from injuries that may occur in the line of duty. After a serious accident, law enforcement officers that are physically fit have a greater chance of returning to duty. Some physical abilities, such as using firearms, are not often used in the line of duty. The fact that some abilities are not used daily does not diminish their importance.
3. A police department purchases badges at $16 each for all graduates of the police training academy. The last training class graduated 10 new officers. What is the total amount of money the department will spend for badges for these new officers?
5. The Gun Control Act was enacted in 1968 to: 1) regulate imported firearms, 2) expand licensing and record keeping requirements for firearms dealers, 3) place limitations on the sale of handguns, and 4) define persons who are banned from buying firearms. The Gun Control Act prohibits the sale of firearms to convicted felons and fugitives. If an individual is found to be selling or transferring firearms to a convicted felon, fugitive or illegal alien, then that individual can be sentenced to a prison term of up to 60 months.The Gun Control Act was amended by the Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986. This act states that all persons engaged in the dealing, manufacturing or importing of firearms must obtain a Federal Firearms License (FFL). Last year, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) received and inspected approximately 14,000 applications for new FFLs and 23,000 applications for license renewals. All applications for FFLs are inspected to ensure that the applicant is at least 21 years of age, has a place to set up a business and store firearms, and has never been convicted or is not currently under indictment for a felony.Every FFL is required to utilize the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to perform instant background checks on prospective firearms transferees. All fugitives and individuals who have been convicted of a felony have a record in NICS.Currently, approximately 60,000 FFLs are authorized to conduct commerce (i.e., sell or transfer) in firearms. To ensure compliance from these licensees, ATF has conducted inspections of 15% of the current FFLs within the last year. Legace’s Defense, a retail chain that sells firearms and camping equipment, was inspected by ATF six months ago.From the information given above, it can be logically concluided that:If an individual is sentenced to a prison term of up to 60 months, they were found to have been selling or transferring firearms to a convicted felon, fugitive or illegal alien.