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04 CLASSIFICATION OF PRISONERS
A. Bexar County Jail prisoners;
B. City of San Antonio Detention Center prisoners;
C. Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center prisoners; and
D. F______.

D. Field custody prisoners.

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.05 HANDCUFFING OF PRISONERS
A. Officers use discretion in deciding whether to handcuff certain prisoners prior to transport to a detention facility, medical facility, or a law-enforcement facility.
1. Discretion is guided by prudent judgment, incorporating s___, a____, t____, d____, and the t______

sex, age, temperament, disability, and the type of offense committed

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B. The following prisoners are handcuffed without exceptions:
1. Prisoners to be charged with _______;
2. Prisoners who were involved in ______;
3. Prisoners who appear to be capable of _______
4. Prisoners who have not been _______;
5. Prisoners who are ______;
6. Multiple prisoners;
7. Prisoners transported in _______; and
8. Any prisoner being taken inside a detention facility or processing room.

1.felony offenses
2. violent incidents
3.violent physical resistance;
4.searched
5.intoxicated
7. police vehicles

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.06 SEARCHING OF PRISONERS
H. A strip search of prisoners (not to include a body cavity search) may only be conducted by officers having ________to believe a prisoner possesses weapons, dangerous objects, contraband, or evidence on his/her body, which may not be detected or recovered by the usual search technique, and only under the following guidelines:
1. The person is under arrest and at the d_________.
2. The prisoner must voluntarily consent to the strip search in writing or a ______ to conduct a strip search must be obtained prior to the search.
3. The searching officer and any others present must be the same sex as the prisoner.
4. The search must be conducted in a private and secure room at the jail or Detention Center. Strip searches will not be conducted in public places.
5. Only the minimum number of personnel necessary to ensure the safety of the persons involved will be present, to include a supervisor, during the strip search. A minimum of two officers are required to be present (searching officer and witness).
6. The search must be done discreetly and with the utmost respect for the prisoner’s privacy and dignity.
7. The requesting officer’s report must contain:
a. The name of the supervisor present during the search;
b. The names of everyone present during the search;
c. The exact location where the search took place; and
d. The results of the search.
8. A copy of the search warrant or written consent must accompany the written report.

probable cause
1. detention center or ready to be transported to a detention center
2. warrant

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.06 SEARCHING OF PRISONERS
I. Officers having ________only, to believe a prisoner possesses weapons, dangerous objects, contraband, or evidence on his/her body which may not have been detected or recovered by the usual search technique shall follow these guidelines:
1. Notify _______personnel of their suspicion during the booking process; and
2. The name(s) of the Detention Center personnel notified must be included in the ________.

reasonable suspicion
1. Detention Center
2. details of the report

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.06 SEARCHING OF PRISONERS
J. Body cavity searches must be conducted at a qualified _____and under the following guidelines:
1. Under the authority of a search warrant; or
2. The prisoner must voluntarily consent to a body cavity search in writing prior to the search.

medical facility

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.07 SECURITY OF PRISONERS – ESCAPE PREVENTION
B. Prisoners, for security and safety reasons, including prisoners exposed to oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray, may be moved to locations away from the original arrest scene only after receiving approval from a ______. If exigent circumstances exist and there is not enough time to notify a supervisor, the officer will immediately notify the dispatcher of the relocation. The location shall be located on the most direct route to a ________, and be in an open, well-lighted area. There will be no exchange of handcuffs on the prisoners during this transfer process.

supervisor
detention facility

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.08 TRANSPORTING PRISONERS
B. Adult prisoners are transported from the location of arrest directly to the proper detention facility without delay, except when transporting the prisoners to a ______or _______facility.

law-enforcement or medical facility.

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.08 TRANSPORTING PRISONERS
C. Juvenile prisoners are transported from the location of arrest directly to the _______for processing prior to being taken to the Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center, except when processing the juvenile for _____ or when transporting the juvenile to a medical facility.

Juvenile Processing Office
DWI

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.08 TRANSPORTING PRISONERS
F. Identifying Prisoners and Prisoners’ Conduct.
1. Officers shall attempt to positively identify all prisoners being transported. Positive identification may be made through a _______or other written forms of identification.

driver’s license

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.08 TRANSPORTING PRISONERS
H. Officers do not handle other police incidents while transporting prisoners, unless the incident is of such magnitude that immediate action is required to prevent the ______or _______.

loss of life or substantial damage to property

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.08 TRANSPORTING PRISONERS
I. Officers do not allow prisoners to communicate with ______while being transported.

non-police personnel

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.08 TRANSPORTING PRISONERS
M. Police Vehicles with Physical Barriers:
1. Police vehicles used primarily for transporting prisoners have physical barriers between the front and rear seats and may be used to transport a maximum of _____ prisoners if there is only one officer. Both prisoners are secured in the rear seat with safety belts.

two (2)

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.08 TRANSPORTING PRISONERS
M. Police Vehicles with Physical Barriers:
2. When a second officer is available to help with the transportation of multiple prisoners, a maximum of ____prisoners may be transported. All prisoners are secured in the rear seat with safety belts. The second officer occupies the front passenger seat.

three (3)

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.08 TRANSPORTING PRISONERS
O. Prisoner Transport Wagons:
1. Prisoner transport vans (wagons) are assigned to the ____and ____Divisions for use by officers assigned to those divisions.

North Patrol and South Patrol

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08 TRANSPORTING PRISONERS
O. Prisoner Transport Wagons:
3. Female prisoners are not transported in the same prisoner transport wagon with male prisoners, unless they have a husband/wife, parent/child, or brother/sister relationship. Common-law marriages _____satisfy a husband/wife relationship.

do not

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08 TRANSPORTING PRISONERS
Q. If a prisoner is to be transported via commercial airline, the escorting officer contacts the appropriate airline and airport security at departure and destination, in accordance with GM Procedure 613, Carrying Weapons on Airport Property. This is done at least ______prior to the flight for arrangement of proper security and clearance in advance. If departing from San Antonio International Airport, contact Airport Police at 207-3433 for any further assistance.

24 hours

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.10 CUSTODY and TRANSPORTATION OF PRISONERS
A. In compliance with Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 14.03, the Department accepts custody of prisoners lawfully arrested under the following circumstances:
2. Arrested by a peace officer employed by an outside agency who is out of his jurisdiction.
a. Peace Officers, who work for another law enforcement agency (except _____and _____Agencies), who make an arrest within the City of San Antonio, are considered to be outside their jurisdiction.
b. If an officer who is outside his jurisdiction calls SAPD requesting transport of a prisoner (within the City of San Antonio), an SAPD officer will be dispatched to transport the prisoner to the appropriate facility, in accordance with Article 14.03 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

BCSO Deputies and State Agencies

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.10 CUSTODY and TRANSPORTATION OF PRISONERS
A. In compliance with Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 14.03, the Department accepts custody of prisoners lawfully arrested under the following circumstances:
2. Arrested by a peace officer employed by an outside agency who is out of his jurisdiction.
a. Peace Officers, who work for another law enforcement agency (except BCSO Deputies and State Agencies), who make an arrest within the City of San Antonio, are considered to be outside their jurisdiction.
b. If an officer who is outside his jurisdiction calls SAPD requesting transport of a prisoner (within the City of San Antonio), _____will be dispatched to transport the prisoner to the appropriate facility, in accordance with Article 14.03 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

an SAPD officer

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10 CUSTODY and TRANSPORTATION OF PRISONERS
3. If the arrest was made by an officer from an outside agency who is engaged in outside employment, the _____writes the appropriate report (Incident or Offense) and follows the transporting officer to the appropriate facility to prepare the required paperwork for booking the prisoner. The arresting officer is responsible for the custody of any evidence not collected by the UEDI/CSU (or follow-up unit) and the prisoner’s property.

arresting officer

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.11 TAKING PRISONERS INTO A DETENTION FACILITY
E. Officers taking prisoners into the Detention Center shall immediately obtain MS-DC Form #17, Registration/Property Form, from Detention Center personnel and_____the form before completing the form and processing the prisoners. The officer verbally notifies Detention Facility personnel when the prisoner has been exposed to an electrical charge from an ECD. The officer writes _______of the MS-DC Form#17. After Detention Center personnel have completed their portion of the MS-DC Form #17, the officer shall review the form to verify correctness and the signature of the Detention Center personnel completing the form. The form is kept on file in the Detention Center.

time stamp
*ECD* in large block letters at the top

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.11 TAKING PRISONERS INTO A DETENTION FACILITY
G. When bringing the prisoner into a detention facility, the officer verbally notifies detention facility personnel of their prisoner’s exposure to an electrical charge from an ECD. The officer also provides the a______of the exposure, the n ______of the exposure, and m______. The officer writes * “ECD” * in large block letters at the top of the MS-DC Form #17.

approximate time of the exposure,
number of times and duration of the exposure,
medical treatment administered

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.12 PRISONERS' PROPERTY
B. Detention Center personnel determine the acceptability of prisoners' property at the Detention Center. As a general rule, personal property which will fit into an 8 1/2" X 11" envelope is accepted. Money in excess of _______must be placed into the Property Room.

one thousand ($1,000) dollars

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.12 PRISONERS' PROPERTY
F. Personal property not accepted at a detention facility is placed in the Property Room by the arresting officer. Personal property placed in the Property Room is noted on the booking slip. Officers are reminded money in excess of _______must be placed into the safe and requires ______after normal working hours. Refer to GM Procedure 606, Impounding Property.

five thousand ($5,000) dollars
recall of Property Room personnel

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.13 MAGISTRATING ADULT PRISONERS
A. Adult prisoners to be magistrated are taken to the Detention Center at 401 S. Frio St. and released into the custody of Detention Center personnel.
B. Officers contact the Magistrate’s Office and submit copies of all required reports and forms. Required reports and forms include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. SAPD Form #91, Temporary Record of Arrest (Booking Slip);
2. Appropriate offense report for the offense committed; and
3. DWI, crash, and any supplemental reports and forms.
C. The _____determines the course of action to be taken against the prisoner.

Magistrate

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.14 INJURED SICK PRISONERS
4. Prisoners transported to the Downtown University Health Care Building are taken into the building through the _______. entrance and to the second floor to either the Acute Care Clinic or the Crisis Care Center. During the hours of ______, officers shall utilize the medical services of the Acute Care Clinic. During all other hours, officers shall take their prisoner to the Crisis Care Center.

North Leona St
0800 to 2000

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.15 DISPOSITION OF ADULT INJURED/SICK PRISONERS AT A MEDICAL FACILITY
2. Officers who anticipate having felony prisoners at a medical facility for treatment beyond their tour of duty are to contact a supervisor. Additionally, the officer will conduct ______.

hourly check-ins with the supervisor

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.15 DISPOSITION OF ADULT INJURED/SICK PRISONERS AT A MEDICAL FACILITY
3. If the prisoner is to be admitted, the officer remains with the prisoner and notifies a supervisor. The supervisor shall:
a. Send another officer to pick up all documents necessary for the booking of the prisoner by proxy. This officer writes the word "_____" on all documents submitted to the Detention Center and magistrate;

Proxy

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.15 DISPOSITION OF ADULT INJURED/SICK PRISONERS AT A MEDICAL FACILITY
4. Adult injured/sick prisoners charged with “Misdemeanor” offenses, if not treated within two (2) hours or if they are going to be admitted to a medical facility are handled in the following manner:
a. Class ____misdemeanor prisoners, not exhibiting the potential for violence and whose injuries are not the result of an officer's use of force, are issued SAPD Form #52-X, and released.

A or B

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.15 DISPOSITION OF ADULT INJURED/SICK PRISONERS AT A MEDICAL FACILITY
4. Adult injured/sick prisoners charged with “Misdemeanor” offenses, if not treated within two (2) hours or if they are going to be admitted to a medical facility are handled in the following manner:
(1) Prisoners are released only with the approval of a supervisor.
(2) The prisoner is listed as a ______on the officer’s report since the prisoner was released and not booked.
(3) A copy of SAPD Form #52-X is routed to the _____

2)suspect
3)follow-up unit.

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.15 DISPOSITION OF ADULT INJURED/SICK PRISONERS AT A MEDICAL FACILITY
D. Warrant Checks on Adult Injured /Sick Prisoners
3. If a felony, Class A, or Class B misdemeanor warrant is found for a prisoner arrested for a felony offense and he is to be admitted to a medical facility, the prisoner is guarded until he is _____and in the custody of the Bexar County Sheriff's Department.


booked by proxy

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.15 DISPOSITION OF ADULT INJURED/SICK PRISONERS AT A MEDICAL FACILITY
D. Warrant Checks on Adult Injured /Sick Prisoners
4. If a felony, Class A, or Class B misdemeanor warrant is found for a prisoner arrested for a Class A or Class B misdemeanor offense, and treatment will take more than ______or the prisoner is to be admitted to a medical facility, the Bexar County Sheriff's Department is notified and a county warrant officer is requested. The prisoner is issued SAPD Form #52-X and released to the custody of the _______.

two (2) hours
Bexar County Sheriff warrant officer

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.15 DISPOSITION OF ADULT INJURED/SICK PRISONERS AT A MEDICAL FACILITY
D. Warrant Checks on Adult Injured /Sick Prisoners
5. If a Class C misdemeanor warrant is found for a prisoner arrested for a A or Class B misdemeanor offense, and treatment will take more than ______or the prisoner is to be admitted to a medical facility, the prisoner is released from custody after being issued SAPD Form _____.

two (2) hours
SAPD Form #52-X

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.15 DISPOSITION OF ADULT INJURED/SICK PRISONERS AT A MEDICAL FACILITY
D. Warrant Checks on Adult Injured /Sick Prisoners
6. If a Class C misdemeanor warrant(s) is found for a prisoner arrested for a Class C offense, and treatment will take more than two (2) hours or the prisoner is to be admitted to a medical facility, the prisoner is released from custody after _______. Additionally, the officer shall contact the _______at 210-207-7718 to reactivate the warrant(s).

supervisor approval is given
Municipal Court Warrants Section

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.16 DISPOSITION OF JUVENILE INJURED/SICK PRISONERS AT A MEDICAL FACILITY
A. Officers shall make every possible attempt to contact or notify the p____, l_____, or c____of the injured or sick juvenile prisoner being transported to a medical facility so they may be present at the medical facility.

parent, legal guardian, or custodian

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.16 DISPOSITION OF JUVENILE INJURED/SICK PRISONERS AT A MEDICAL FACILITY
B. Injured or sick juvenile prisoners charged with a ____or ____, are guarded by SAPD officers at the hospital or medical facility until treatment is complete and then returned to the Juvenile Processing Office for processing prior to being taken to the Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center.

capital felony, or a violent felony

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.16 DISPOSITION OF JUVENILE INJURED/SICK PRISONERS AT A MEDICAL FACILITY
4. If the decision is made by the supervisor to release a juvenile prisoner, officers will:
a. Before releasing the injured or sick juvenile, officers must notify staff within the Juvenile Processing Office and the appropriate follow-up unit or Night CID Unit;
b. Positively identify the prisoner. In situations involving felony offenses, the follow-up unit or Night CID Unit may request a Crime Scene Unit Investigator to ____and_____ the juvenile prior to being released from the officer’s custody. All film, photograph’s and fingerprint cards will be forwarded to the staff within the _______by the Crime Scene Unit Investigator;

photograph and fingerprint
Juvenile Processing Office

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.17 GUARD DUTY AT A MEDICAL FACILITY
A. Justification for guarding an injured/sick prisoner is based on ensuring the prisoner's safety and to _____

prevent escape.

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.17 GUARD DUTY AT A MEDICAL FACILITY
B. ______determine if a guard is necessary.

Shift directors

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.17 GUARD DUTY AT A MEDICAL FACILITY
6. Prisoners are not allowed to leave the room/ward without permission of ______.

hospital staff personnel.

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.05 HANDCUFFING OF PRISONERS
F. Plastic handcuffs may be used when mass arrests are anticipated:
1. Refer to GM Procedure 804, Crowd Control and Event Management, for guidelines as to when plastic handcuffs should be used in mass arrest situations.
2. Plastic handcuffs are removed at the ____, ____, or____ with wire cutters. Other types of cutting instruments are not used to remove plastic handcuffs.

detention facility, processing room, or in the field

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.06 SEARCHING OF PRISONERS
G. In situations where a male officer has either ____ or ____to believe a weapon or dangerous object is secreted in a particular place, other than within a _____and a female officer is not present, the male officer may reach directly into the area to seize the weapon or dangerous object. Such actions shall be documented in the officer’s report.

direct knowledge or reasonable suspicion
body cavity of a female

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.06 SEARCHING OF PRISONERS
H. A strip search of prisoners (not to include a body cavity search) may only be conducted by officers having probable cause to believe a prisoner possesses weapons, dangerous objects, contraband, or evidence on his/her body, which may not be detected or recovered by the usual search technique, and only under the following guidelines:
5. Only the minimum number of personnel necessary to ensure the safety of the persons involved will be present, to include a supervisor, during the strip search. A minimum of _____are required to be present (searching officer and witness).

two officers

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.06 SEARCHING OF PRISONERS
H. A strip search of prisoners (not to include a body cavity search) may only be conducted by officers having probable cause to believe a prisoner possesses weapons, dangerous objects, contraband, or evidence on his/her body, which may not be detected or recovered by the usual search technique, and only under the following guidelines:
7. The requesting officer’s report must contain:
a. The _____present during the search;
b. The names of _____during the search;
c. The _____took place; and
d. The ____of the search.

a) name of the supervisor
b) everyone present
c) exact location where the search
d) results

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.07 SECURITY OF PRISONERS – ESCAPE PREVENTION
E. While transporting prisoners, officers exercise caution and remain attentive, through observation of prisoners’ ____ and _____, to prevent the escape of prisoners and for the prisoners’ safety. Officers remain aware the security afforded by placing prisoners in police vehicles equipped with physical barriers is minimal and the escape of unattended prisoners is probable.

actions and behavior

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.07 SECURITY OF PRISONERS – ESCAPE PREVENTION
F. If a prisoner escapes from an officer, the officer immediately notifies his supervisor and advises the Communications Unit of the description of the prisoner, the direction of travel, and the charges against the prisoner for broadcast to other field personnel.
1. The involved officer shall complete an offense report and place any property belonging to the escaped prisoner in the Property Room.
2. The officer’s supervisor shall make a determination as to the cause of the escape. If the cause of the escape is determined by the supervisor to be a procedural violation on the part of the officer, the supervisor shall immediately forward a written report on the escape, through the chain of command, to the ______, requesting a full investigation.

Internal Affairs Unit

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.08 TRANSPORTING PRISONERS
E. Prisoners who have been exposed to an ______will not be transported with other prisoners.

electrical charge from an ECD

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.08 TRANSPORTING PRISONERS
D. Prisoners with any types of disabilities are transported using the _____that fit the needs of the prisoners.

most reasonable accommodations

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.08 TRANSPORTING PRISONERS
G. Prisoners who have been exposed to oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray or an electrical charge from an ECD, will be transported to the detention facility or processing room by the arresting officer in his ______, if possible.
1. If the arresting officer is not assigned a marked patrol vehicle, a ______will be used to transport the prisoner exposed to OC or an electrical charge from an ECD.
2. If the prisoner is so violent that damage would be caused to the marked patrol vehicle, a prisoner transport wagon may be utilized, with the approval of a supervisory officer. Prisoners exposed to an electrical charge from an ECD who are to be transported by prisoner wagon, will be transported without _______.
3. The transporting officer will ask the ______to notify the appropriate detention facility or processing room personnel that a prisoner exposed to oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray or an electrical charge from an ECD is being transported to their location.

marked patrol vehicle
1) marked patrol vehicle
2) other prisoners in the prisoner wagon
3) dispatcher

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.09 MILITARY PERSONNEL PRISONERS
A. To maintain cooperation between the armed forces and the Department, the proper military police authorities should be notified when military personnel are arrested. Notification is made by the _____ or ______, if _______are not available, by calling the _______at (671-2018).

investigative follow-up unit or the arresting officer
follow-up unit personnel
Lackland Military Police

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.10 CUSTODY and TRANSPORTATION OF PRISONERS
C. The Department does not accept custody of prisoners from officers employed by an outside agency under the following circumstances:
1. Arrested by a peace officer employed by an outside agency who is within his jurisdiction, whether the officer is on or off duty.
a. All peace officers who work for the Bexar County Sheriff’s and Constable’s Offices, and officers who work for the Texas Department of Public Safety (or other state agencies such as Parks and Wildlife, etc.), are considered to be ______, and are responsible for transportation and handling of their own prisoners.

within their jurisdiction

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.11 TAKING PRISONERS INTO A DETENTION FACILITY
F. When bringing the prisoner into a detention facility, the officer verbally notifies detention facility personnel of their prisoner’s exposure to oleoresin capsicum (OC). The officer also provides the ______, details of the decontamination process, and/or medical treatment administered. The officer writes *“_____”* in large block letters at the top of the MS-DC Form #17.

approximate time of the exposure
OC

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.14 INJURED SICK PRISONERS
A. Officers’ Responsibilities:
1. Prisoners who are unconscious, visibly injured, sick, or claiming an injury or illness which requires immediate medical attention are taken directly to a medical facility for treatment by an ____. EMS personnel select the medical facility. In ____cases or ____situations, an officer should accompany EMS to a medical facility on request and with approval from a supervisor. Officers should conform to the requirements of the medical facility on handcuffing of prisoners.

EMS
felony
violent

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.14 INJURED SICK PRISONERS
A. Officers’ Responsibilities:
2. Prisoners exhibiting or complaining of minor injury or sickness not requiring immediate medical attention are transported by the arresting officer to the ______ located at _____ or University Hospital, 4502 Medical Drive. Should the arresting officer be involved with other duties, another officer is assigned to transport the prisoner. Note: Based on the proximity of the Detention Center to the ________, this is the primary facility for all minor injuries. If possible, have the dispatcher call 225-5481 ahead of time to confirm patient load.

Downtown University Health Care Building located at 527 North Leona

Downtown University Health Care Building

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.16 DISPOSITION OF JUVENILE INJURED/SICK PRISONERS AT A MEDICAL FACILITY
C. Regardless of the cause of the injury or sickness, injured or sick juvenile prisoners charged with any offense guarded by SAPD officers at the hospital or medical facility until their disposition is determined. The disposition of the prisoner is determined by the following circumstances:
4. If the decision is made by the supervisor to release a juvenile prisoner, officers will:
e. Issue SAPD Form #52-X to the ____, ____, or ____ who took custody of the juvenile prisoner and route a copy of the notice to the ______

parent, legal guardian, or custodian

follow-up unit