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The family disturbance/violence procedure is a cooperative effort between the patrol division, the specials victims unit, the victims advocacy section, the ---------, the service and security agents office, the Bexar County District attorneys office and the Texas Department of family and protective services.

Crime scene unit

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The family disturbances/violence procedure is a cooperative effort between the patrol division, the specials victims unit, the victims advocacy section, the crime scene unit, the service and security agents office, the Bexar County District attorneys office and the Texas Department of family and protective services to ultimately enable the SAPD to – – – with the Bexar County District Attorney's Office

File more cases for family violence

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Family disturbances/violence general provisions
The special victims unit shall provide family violence training to – – –, – – – and crime ----

Police service agents
crisis response teams and crime scene unit investigators

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Family disturbances/violence general provisions
Officers have several available methods of contacting the special victims unit including contacting the detectives on the – – – channel

Central patrol radio

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Family disturbances/violence
general provisions
In cases involving any felony offense were an arrest is made or there is a suspicion of an offense involving a child victim the – – – or the night CID unit is immediately notified

Special victims unit

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Family disturbances/violence
unit/officer responsibilities regarding adult victims of family violence
Transport complainant, suspects, and witnesses to the – – – when requested by the follow-up unit

Follow up unit

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Family disturbances/violence unit/officer responsibilities regarding adult victims of family violence services to victims of family violence will be provided at substations – – – a week, – – – hours a day

Seven days a week 24 hours a day

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Family disturbances/violence unit/officer responsibilities regarding adult victims of family violence
Present warrants for arrest to the magistrate and properly log the warrants in with the – – – when instructed to do so by the follow up unit

BEXAR County sheriffs office

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Family disturbances/violence unit/officer responsibilities regarding adult victims of family violence
When a victim of family violence presents his/herself at a substation the – – – will first determine whether an offense report has already been made

Police service agent

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Family disturbances/violence unit/officer responsibilities regarding adult victims of family violence
If no report has been made when a victim presents himself at a substation the police service agent will have a – – – officer make the report, if available, or an officer will come in from the field to make a report

Crisis response team

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Family disturbances/violence unit/officer responsibilities for an adult victim of family violence
The crisis response team will route the completed form # 2089 – DV and a copy of the offense report if available to the – – –

Special victims unit

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Family disturbances/violence responsibilities of the special victims unit regarding adult victims

F– – – F-------V------Cases will be assigned to a detective for follow-up investigation for the special victims unit SOP

Felony family violence

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Family disturbances/violence patrol division officer responsibilities regarding child victims Officers may interview suspects but officers will not – – – , directly or indirectly, any person of causing the suspected abuse

Verbally accuse

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Family disturbances/violence
Patrol division officer's responsibilities regarding child victims
Officers Will submit a copy of the completed report by personal delivery, fax, or email to the specific investigating unit. This will be done as soon as possible but no later than – – –

End of their tour of duty

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Family disturbances/violence special victims unit or night CID unit responsibilities regarding child victims
Will ensure – – – is assigned when evidence collection or photographs are necessary

Crime scene unit investigator

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Family disturbances/violence special victims unit or night CID unit responsibilities regarding child victims
Respond to the hospital, school or other location and contact the responding officer, when possible on all injury to a child with – – – cases

Serious bodily injury

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Family disturbances/violence entry into private premises
When officers are refused entry to the residence an attempt is made to speak with the complainant. The officers may request – – – personnel to call the complaint

Communications unit

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Family disturbances/violence entry into private premises
Forced/emergency injury
Officers must evaluate the following elements when considering a forced entry whether parties involved in the Disturbance are – – – and whether the probability of harm to the officers or other persons will increase by a forced/emergency entry

Armed

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Family disturbances/violence entry into private premises
Officers may forcibly enter into dwelling only under exigent circumstances and when sufficient – – – exists that immediate police intervention is imperative to prevent the commission of a felony, loss of life or serious bodily injury

Probable cause

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Family disturbances/violence entry into private premises
If the officers have probable cause to believe police intervention is necessary to prevent family/dating violence the officer should – – –

Contact their supervisor

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Family disturbances/violence: non-arrest remedies
When officers are requested to enter a private premise and remain while a spouse who is separating removes his personal effects from the premises the officers only responsibility is to ensure – – –

Neither party assaults the other

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Family disturbances/violence non-arrest remedies
When officers are requested to enter a private premise and remain while a spouse removes his personal effects. If a dispute arises as to what property may be removed the officer refers the persons to their attorneys as violation of community property rights is a – –

Civil matter

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Family disturbances/violence: custodial arrest
When an assault has been committed prior to the officers arrival the officer should – – –when bodily injury resulted and the officer has 1)probable cause to believe the actor committed the offense
2)the assault was committed with a deadly weapon or
3)serious bodily injury resulted

Give strong consideration towards affecting an arrest

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Family disturbances or family/dating violence calls involving sworn members
Any officer responding to the above call shall request the presence of a – – –

Supervisory officer

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The internal affairs unit upon receiving a report of a sworn member being involved in a family/dating violence incident shall conduct a thorough investigation of the incident and report their findings to – – –

Chief's advisory action board

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The internal affairs unit upon receiving a report of a sworn member being involved in a family disturbance incident shall conduct an – – – of the incident to determine if there are disciplinarian issues which need to be addressed to the Chief's advisory action board

Administrative review

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Report responsibilities of family disturbances/violence
The complainant is advised to contact the – – – office located in the Municipal Court building to file charges

Domestic violence court prosecutor's office

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Any sworn member convicted of a class C misdemeanor crime a family or dating violence shall immediately relinquish their department issued firearms to the – – – assigned to the case

Internal affairs unit supervisor

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Any supervisory officer having knowledge of a sworn member being convicted of a class C misdemeanor crime of family or dating violence prior to the effective date of this procedure shall – – –

Relieve the sworn member of his firearm

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The Texas code of criminal procedure, article 14.03(a) (4) authorizes peace officers to arrest without warrant those persons who the peace officer has – – – to believe have committed an offense involving family violence.

Probable cause

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.06 UNIT/OFFICER RESPONSIBILITIES REGARDING ADULT VICTIMS OF FAMILY VIOLENCE
A. Patrol Division Officers:
1. Make the scene of family violence calls to make a family violence report;
2. Use caution when approaching the scene and contacting the parties. Inquire into the presence or possession of firearms.
3. If a firearm is found to be at the location and the suspect is out on bond for a family violence offense, determine if this is a violation of a ____ or _____. The verification of the order can be done by contacting ___, ____, or _____.

court order or a condition of bond

CRT, Special Victims Unit, or the Communications Unit Information Channel

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.06 UNIT/OFFICER RESPONSIBILITIES REGARDING ADULT VICTIMS OF FAMILY VIOLENCE
D. Crisis Response Team:
5. If a warrant will be obtained for an actor for a felony offense, the Crisis Response Team will first notify the _______so a detective can be assigned to the follow up investigation. All documents obtained by the Crisis Response Team, including the warrant, affidavit and offense reports will be forwarded to the ______for inclusion in the case filing paperwork forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office.

Special Victims Unit supervisor
follow up unit

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.06 UNIT/OFFICER RESPONSIBILITIES REGARDING ADULT VICTIMS OF FAMILY VIOLENCE
D. Crisis Response Team:
7. Upon order of the Court, property room personnel, the assigned CRT substation personnel, and the ______ assigned by the court will coordinate the surrender of any firearms, as ordered by the court. The assigned CRT substation personnel will return the required documents to ______, as instructed by the court.

designated third party

Pretrial Services

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.06 UNIT/OFFICER RESPONSIBILITIES REGARDING ADULT VICTIMS OF FAMILY VIOLENCE
E. Special Victims Unit:
1. Upon receipt of the packets from the Crime Scene Investigators, Police Service Agents, or Crisis Response Teams, a supervisor shall inspect the information included in the packets for completeness.
2. Felony Family Violence cases will be assigned to a detective for follow up investigation per the Special Victims Unit SOP.
3. _______cases where m______releases or other information are required shall be assigned to a detective to obtain.

Misdemeanor Family Violence
medical

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.08 RESPONSE AND APPROACH TO THE SCENE
B. The primary officer assigned the call should inquire as to the existence of any _____ or _____on file for the complainant, suspect or other known persons involved.

protective order or conditions of bond

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.09 ENTRY INTO PRIVATE PREMISES
C. Refused Entry
2. The officers should attempt to locate and interview any third party who may be a witness to the dispute to ascertain the degree of the disturbance.
a. If a ______occurs, the officer(s) should advise the third party of his right to file a formal complaint.

breach of the peace

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.10 NON-ARREST REMEDIES
B. Referrals / Criminal Complaints / Protective Orders
If counseling is requested by either party involved in the dispute or if the victim requests assistance in filing a criminal complaint or obtaining a protective order, they shall be referred to the _______.

SAPD Victims Advocacy Office

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.10 NON-ARREST REMEDIES
C. If chronic alcoholism is involved in the family disturbance:
1. The parties may be referred to ______or the appropriate _______; or
2. The complainant may be referred to legal counsel regarding the filing of ______.

medical counsel
social service agency
an alcoholic commitment petition

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.11 CUSTODIAL ARRESTS
D When circumstances reasonably show _____may occur, the officers may affect an arrest to prevent the _____, provided the threat occurs in the_______. Officers should remain flexible when dealing with situations involving threats only, since the resourceful application of non-arrest remedies usually enables the officers to settle the immediate dispute and minimize the possibility of violence without affecting an arrest.

threatened violence
threatened violence
officers’ presence or view

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.12 FAMILY DISTURBANCE OR FAMILY/DATING VIOLENCE CALLS INVOLVING SWORN MEMBERS
C. If the incident warrants a custodial arrest of a sworn member, the supervisor shall notify command officers in accordance with Procedure 314, Command Notification.
1. The ______to respond to the scene shall be the approving authority for any custodial arrest; and
2. The supervisor shall forward copies of all offense, incident, or supplemental reports, including all details of the call, to the ___, ____, and ____of the arrested officer.

highest ranking command officer
Office of the Chief, the Internal Affairs Unit, and the division commander

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.13 SWORN MEMBERS CHARGED OR CONVICTED OF A CLASS C MISDEMEANOR CRIME OF FAMILY/DATING VIOLENCE OR WHO ARE SUBJECT TO A PROTECTIVE ORDER OR CONDITION OF BOND IN A FAMILY VIOLENCE CASE
B. Notification Responsibilities
1. Any sworn member who becomes a suspect in a Class C misdemeanor crime of family/dating violence shall notify their ______, in writing as soon as possible.
2. Any sworn member arrested or charged with a Class C misdemeanor crime of family/dating shall notify the ______in writing in accordance with Rule and Regulation 3.35.
3. Any sworn member who becomes the subject of a protective order or condition of bond in a family violence case shall immediately notify a ______, who will ensure the officer is placed on ______pending further investigation.
4. Any sworn member convicted of a Class C misdemeanor crime of family/dating violence or having a conviction prior to the effective date of this procedure shall immediately notify ______who will place the officer on _______in accordance with Procedure 908, Mandatory Reassignment, and pending further investigation of the conviction.

1) immediate supervisory
2) Office of the Chief
3) supervisory officer in writing
administrative duty
4) a supervisory officer
administrative duty

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.14 REPORT RESPONSIBILITIES
E. Any supervisory officer relieving a sworn member of a firearm for a conviction of a Class C misdemeanor crime of family/dating violence shall document any actions taken in a written report through ______, with a copy to ______Office.

their chain of command
Armory and Supply

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.14 REPORT RESPONSIBILITIES
G. In accordance with the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 5, Article 5.05, an officer who investigates a family/dating violence allegation or who responds to a family disturbance call involving a member of the military shall provide written notice of the incident or disturbance call to the _______ or the ______ of the military installation to which the suspect is assigned.

Staff Judge Advocate at Joint Forces Headquarters
Provost Marshal