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Mandatory Notification: for the Persons in Custody Procedure when does the OIC need to be notified? (7)

 when transporting a prisoner who requires priority in booking
 when a person in custody requires medical attention
 upon arrival at a police station with a person in custody
 when entering or leaving a detention facility with a person in custody
 when receiving a person for lodging in police cells
 when in doubt regarding the contents of the medication container, or if the prisoner requests medication in excess of the prescribed dosage, or if the prisoner exhibits signs of alcohol or drug consumption
 if Booking Hall System (BHS) or Detention Area Monitoring System (DAMS) equipment malfunctions


Audio/video equipment has been installed in central lock–ups and booking halls for what three main purposes?

 to monitor and record the condition of persons in police custody and Service members
 to ensure their safety
 for court purposes.


A young person under eighteen (18) years of age may be lodged in a divisional cell (other then the designated lock-ups) only if two situations occur:

to prevent injury or to protect others from aggressive behaviour AND when there is no adult present in the cells, OR
when there is an adult present in the cells and there is adequate space to isolate the young person from the adult.


For safety reasons, it is the practice of the Toronto Police Service that the following property be removed from every prisoner: (8)

 VALUABLE property
 implements of ESCAPE
 offensive WEAPONS as defined in the Criminal Code
 items which could be used as a LIGATURE including belts, ties, and shoelaces
 items which could be used to cause DAMAGE to property including matches, lighters, combs, keys and other sharp objects
 prescription and over the counter MEDS
 TOBACCO products.


When transporting a person in custody shall using only those handcuffs, leg irons and other restraining devices authorized by the _____, place the person in handcuffs using the approved manner and utilize the double–lock mechanism

Chief of Police


Where the police vehicle has no screen, the person shall be placed in the right rear seat. If an escort is available, the escort shall occupy the _____.

left rear seat.


Prior to departure, advise the communications operator of the ____, ____ and ____ of the person, and the odometer reading.

Destination, the sex and age


When transporting a prisoner who, due to their mental, physical or emotional condition, requires priority in
booking and processing to decrease the likelihood of a confrontation, health or safety risk, in what method shall the OIC be notified?

Request the communications operator to notify the officer in charge of the station to which the prisoner
is being transported


Upon arrival at a police station with a person in custody shall...take the person before the officer in charge and advise the officer in charge of what particulars?

 the reasons for the arrest
 the reasons for continued detention
 any other pertinent information relating to the person


Where a person in custody exhibits violent behaviour, or threatens or attempts suicide, and it is believed that the person's (MNI) and (CNI) file should include a "caution flag" shall

Add the information to the Remarks field in the person’s MNI


The booking officer shall make what types of entries in the Arrest Booking/Cell Management screen? (7)

 booking
 detention
 all prisoner movements
 phone calls and feedings
 property
 medication
 release


The booking officer shall activate the BHS and record the following: (5)

 the escorting officer reading the TPS 191
 the complete booking of the person, excluding telephone calls and Level 3 searches
 the removal and inventory of property
 the release of the person
 all entries and exits of the person leaving and returning to the facility.


When there are persons lodged in the police cells the booking officer shall
 attend the cells to check the condition of persons detained in custody and
 use a target of _____ between cell checks having regard for all the circumstances during the tour of duty
 record the checks in the _____ screen

thirty (30) minutes
Cell Check


How often shall an intox person be awoken?

min every 4 hours


When receiving a request for access to prescribed medication from a person in custody the booking officer shall inspect the medication container and ensure what five things?

 the patient's NAME on the medication container label matches the person
 there is only ONE TYPE of pill in the medication container
 the container label and contents do not appear to have been TAMPERED with
 the medication container label is LEGIBLE
 the EXPIRY DATE on the medication container label has not passed


When complying with a request for prescribed medication shall record each access on the ___ screen



If the BHS or DAMS equipment malfunctions shall immediately notify the officer in charge and
make the appropriate entry on the ______.

TPS 175.


At the completion of their shift or when being relieved the booking officer shall
 brief the relieving booking officer of all pertinent information with regard to prisoners in custody
 physically attend and conduct a cell check together with the relieving booking officer and record the cell check information in the Cell Check screen and where?

in their memorandum book


Designated Operator: The member designated to _____ the audio/video equipment and what is the system called?

Detention Area Monitoring System (DAMS)


When a person in custody is brought into the station the OIC shall inquire into what? (5 initial main things)

1. Consider whether the circumstances of the arrest and continued detention is lawful and required
2. ensure the person has been informed of the reasons for the arrest
3. evaluate the physical and mental state of the person
 inquire into any
 suicidal behaviour
 existing injury and related circumstances
 existing medical condition, including but not limited to: physical illness, mental illness, alcohol use and/or addiction, drug use and/or addiction
 other self–disclosed condition to which police should be alerted
4. ensure the person has been been give RTC, etc.
5. ensure reasonable access to a telephone is afforded as soon as practicable and “no call desired” or the telephone number is recorded in the Arrest Booking/Cell Management


When removing personal property from persons in custody the OIC shall ensure that prior to removing the property, the person is informed of the _____ that require its

safety concerns


When a person in custody has apparently consumed liquor shall what is an important question for the OIC to ask?

inquire WHERE the person had their last drink


Upon determining the detention of the person is necessary the OIC shall only permit the following individuals to interview a person in custody:

 police officers involved in the investigation
 defence counsel
 members of law enforcement or government agencies involved in the investigation, at the request of the investigating officer
 crown attorney or assistant
 a parent, relative, spouse or adult friend (young persons only)
 spouse or immediate relative (at conclusion of investigation only)
 a consular official, where the person in custody is a foreign national



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When in charge of a unit with audio/video equipment in the detention facility the OIC shall ensure the completed BHS DVD and TPS 175 are submitted by the booking officer for review
 the MPVD# from the BHS DVD is entered on the TPS 192, and the completed BHS DVD and TPS 175 are deposited in the transport bin
What is the TPS175?

Booking Hall DVD Log


When a prisoner claims to be a methadone patient the OIC shall ensure that such persons are informed that
their prescribed dosage can only be obtained:

 following release from custody, or
 if remanded in custody, by request to corrections staff and after corrections staff has consulted with the prescribing doctor.


If the person is transported to a hospital, when complaining about symptoms relating to not getting their methadone; can the person then get their dose?

No they are not there to get their dose. The short–term
(24-36 hours) effects of abstinence from methadone by a patient are not life–threatening, although the patient may show signs of anxiety.


If an incident occurs in an area being monitored and recorded by the DAMS once the incident has been resolved, and it is determined that the recording should be retained, notify ____ to retrieve and preserve the relevant security recording and
 ensure the incident, along with a notation that the recording has been preserved, is made in the
appropriate Arrest Booking/Cell Management screen and the _____

Video Service Unit


Officer in Charge of a Lock-Up, during the normal operating hours of criminal courts or detention centres shall ensure the person get transported when?

at the earliest opportunity


If a person in custody has TB where can they NOT be lodged within the station?

Interview rooms where there is no ventilation