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What are some symptoms commonly associated with persons with mental illness?

1) drastic m_______ or b______ changes
2) loss of ______
3) thoughts of being p______ or d______
4) speaks to himself, hears voices, sees visions, or s______
5) thinks people are w_______
6) exhibits and extreme degree of p_______
7) behaves in a way d________
8) Poor p_________
9) demonstrates an u________ or v_________ or is catatonic

1) drastic mood swings or behavioral changes
2) loss of memory
3) thoughts of being plotted against or delusions of grandeur
4) speaks to himself, hears voices, sees visions, or smells strange odors
5) thinks people are watching or talking to him
6) exhibits and extreme degree of panic or fright
7) behaves in a way dangerous to himself or others
8) Poor personal hygiene or appearance
9) demonstrates an usual thought process or verbal expressions or is catatonic

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Crisis intervention team officers do not handle critical incidents. Critical incidents require a response of the-----unit

Special operations unit

3

Crisis intervention team officers only respond to mental health crisis situations within their assigned service area unless specifically requested into another area by-----

A supervisory officer

4

Upon recognition of a mental health crisis situation the officer's responsibilities include maintaining a high degree of----- in dealing with the potentially unpredictable nature of persons with mental illness.

Caution

5

Who is responsible in identifying mental health crisis calls by using appropriate codes?

Communications unit – dispatchers

6

Who has the responsibility to request a CIT officer to assist with a call?

The handling officer

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Upon arrival at the scene of a mentally ill person, officers should speak to them in a u------,p-----,c------manner which should be maintained throughout the incident.

Unhurried, patient and calm manner

8

mentally ill persons:
Can officers force individuals to take their medication?

No

9

In evaluating the person with mental illness and the crisis situation, officers can contact M----H----D-----during their working hours Monday through Friday through the dispatcher

Mental health detail

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In evaluating the adult (18 and older) with mental illness and the crisis situation, if the crisis care center can not accept the person for a warrantless emergency detention, then the officer will transport the adult to the nearest appropriate------- or --------

In patient mental health facility or closest emergency room

11

For warrantless emergency detention of youth (17 and under) when a guardian cannot be located or refuses to cooperate, the officer can contact?

Child protective services

12

And family violence cases resulting in no injury or minor injury and where no further violence by the person with mental illness is anticipated, who should be contacted for final disposition?

Supervisor

13

a person's intent to cause property damage only is not considered a-------- if the person who committed the offense has a mental illness

violent criminal offense

14

If any person sustained any injury during the arrest or if any use of force requiring a use of force report was necessary the person with mental illness will be----

Arrested

15

When a person fitting the criteria for warrantless emergency detention is violent, assaulted, or need of restraints, the officer transports the person with mental illness to----

The nearest hospital

16

When the authority and criteria required for warrantless emergency detention are satisfied, a peace officer may apprehend a person with mental illness from a private residence or-----

Public place

17

Who will provide any future transportation to a secondary facility, if the person with mental illness is accepted at a medical or psychiatric facility?

That facility will provide the transportation

18

Can an officer use handcuffs on a person with a mental illness when taking them into custody for warrantless emergency detention?

Yes

19

When taking a person with mental illness into custody for warrantless emergency detention, the officer shall contact his supervisor and request relief when the officer expects to work beyond his assigned duty hours this should occur no later than ----- minutes before his duty ends

30 minutes

20

When taking a person with mental illness into custody for warrantless emergency detention, officers will immediately inform the person being detained of the reason and that the staff member of the facility will inform him of his rights within-----of admission

24 hours

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Officers will route a copy of all reports involving threats made by persons with mental illness to
1) H
2)CND
3)CIT
4)CRT

1) homicide unit
2) crisis negotiator's detail
3) crisis intervention team
4) crisis response team

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Officers will route a copy of all reports involving threats made by persons with mental illness to the homicide unit, crisis negotiators detail, crisis intervention team, and the crisis response team at their service area substation.
When threats were made against public officials or other high-profile individuals a copy of the report will also go to the SARIC----?

San Antonio regional intelligence center

23

Copies of any report involving mental health issues shall be forwarded to-----

Mental health detail

24

Mental health detail responsibilities: they shall ensure a --------is included in the Crisis intervention team training

Department psychologist

25

Police cadet shall receive a minimum of-----hours of crisis intervention team training regarding interactions with persons suspected of suffering from mental illness.

40 hours

26

Officers shall receive refresher training regarding interactions with persons suspected of suffering from mental illness at least every-----years

Three

27

The department has implemented a program which provides officers the opportunity to receive specialized training in handling mental health crisis. Officers who complete this training become a part of the-------(CIT)

Crisis intervention team

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.08 COURSES OF ACTION
A. In evaluating the person with mental illness and the crisis situation, all officers may take one of the following courses of action to resolve the situation:
3. Complete a Warrantless Emergency Detention of the person:
b. Youth (17 and under) – Officers shall:
(1) Phone the c______at (210) 299-8139 between the hours of 0830–2000, Mon-Fri. before transporting to 711 E. Josephine.
(2) Phone c______at (210) 616-0300 – After hours before transporting to 8535 Tom Slick Dr.
(3) Phone n_____at (210) 579-3800 before transporting to 4330 Vance Jackson.
(4) Phone l____at (210) 491-9400 before transporting to 17720 Corporate Woods.
(5) If there is no availability at any of the above Mental Health Facilities, the officer shall transport the child to the n______

1) Child Crisis Unit
2) Clarity Child Guidance Center
3) Nix Behavioral Health Services
4) Laurel Ridge
5) nearest hospital. (Consider using a Children’s Hospital if appropriate.)

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.08 COURSES OF ACTION
A. In evaluating the person with mental illness and the crisis situation, all officers may take one of the following courses of action to resolve the situation:
4. Arrest and book the person according to procedures if the person has committed a criminal offense and the officer has a legal authority to arrest; or

a. With a _____ approval, conduct a Warrantless Emergency Detention in lieu of arrest if the person with mental illness has committed a misdemeanor criminal offense other than ____and ____. Family Violence includes Assault Bodily Injury Married/Cohabitation, Family/Household, Terroristic Threat-Family, Deadly Conduct-Family, Unlawful Restraint, Interfering with an Emergency Phone Call, Harassment, and Telephone Harassment. The officer will “____” the person with mental illness on the correct report and notify the victim that he can pursue charges through the appropriate ____.

supervisor’s
DWI and Family Violence
"SP"
follow-up unit

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.08 COURSES OF ACTION
E. Booking Process---Mentally Ill Persons
3. The officer also makes the following notation on the magistrate’s intake slip and the booking slip “______.”

Evidences Symptoms of Mental Illness

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.08 COURSES OF ACTION
F. Referral for Additional Mental Health Care
2. Family members or persons concerned over the mental or emotional health of an individual can be referred to the _______or may call the Crisis Line at (210) 223-7233. At the courthouse, family members may be required to complete the application for Emergency Apprehension and Detention and an application for _______with a request for an ______. All applications shall be reviewed and acted upon by an appropriate ____ or _____.

Mental Health Office at the Bexar County Courthouse
Court-Ordered Mental Health Services
Order of Protective Custody
judge or magistrate

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.08 COURSES OF ACTION
H. Threats Made by Persons with Mental Illness
2. Officers will immediately make a reasonable effort to contact and notify the person who is the subject of the threats which are being made by the person with mental illness. Officers will document their notification or attempted notification to the person who is the subject of the threats in their report. Notification to persons who are the subject of threats will be made as follows:
c. If no telephone number or residence is known for the person who is being threatened, officers will notify and route a copy of the report to the _____and the ______ at their substation prior to checking back into service. _____personnel will immediately follow-up on the threats by making a reasonable effort to notify the person who is the subject of the threats.

Homicide Unit
Crisis Response Team (CRT)
Crisis Response Team

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.09 REPORT RESPONSIBILITIES
G. Officers will forward copies of all reports involving mental health crisis situations, including a copy of SAPD Form #127-ED, to the p_____ and c______when the officer reasonably believes the person with mental illness has the potential to become involved in ______.

Psychological Services Office and the Crisis Negotiators Detail

critical incident