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.01C. It is the duty of every officer to seek an arrest warrant, also to execute an arrest warrant in the manner provided by;

law, by the guidelines established in this procedure, and by adhering to each respective unit's standard operating procedures.

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.01C An officer does not refuse to execute a valid warrant on other than; legal grounds.

An officer does not refuse to execute a valid warrant on other than; legal grounds.

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.01C An arrest warrant shall be sought as soon as practical for violent crimes when the danger or threat to the public requires;

immediate action, rather than filing the case at-large.

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.02A. When planning to execute a high risk arrest warrant, or where there is a probability forced entry will be needed to gain entry, each member involved in the execution of an arrest warrant will;

wear body armor.

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.02B. When executing an arrest warrant, the officer announces to the person being arrested the arrest is made pursuant to a warrant; and if the officer has the arrest warrant in his possession, he;

exhibits it to the arrestee.

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.02B. If the officer does not have the arrest warrant, he informs the arrestee of;

the offense charged against him.

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.02C. Military regulations require documentation prior to the delivery of;

military personnel to civilian authorities.

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.02C. Officers entering a military installation for the purpose of affecting an arrest must;

possess a copy of the arrest warrant and contact the military police unit assigned to the installation prior to making the arrest.

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.02G. Officers routinely initiate a warrant check on persons they have lawfully stopped. However, such persons are generally detained;

no more than [30] minutes.

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.02G. The detention of persons officers have lawfully stopped may exceed thirty (30) minutes in circumstances when the officer has;

reasonable suspicion an arrest warrant is outstanding for the person.

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.02H. A warrant is never altered in any manner. To change the warrant the officer must;

return to the issuing magistrate.

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.04A. An officer may execute a misdemeanor or felony arrest warrant issued by any court within the State of Texas any place within the corporate limits of the City of San Antonio providing the place is:

1. a public place;
2. one the officer has a lawful right to be;
3. residence of person named in a felony warrant or where the officer has probable cause the person is living;
4. a private place or residence named in a search warrant, with search warrant in possession;

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.04A. If the arrest warrant is issued by a mayor of an incorporated city or town in a county other than Bexar County, the warrant is:

properly endorsed, according to C.C.P.

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.04B. Officers do not execute arrest warrants outside the corporate limits of the City of San Antonio, unless:

1. Officer is in "hot pursuit" of the person.
2. Acting in conjunction with an officer of the jurisdiction.

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.06A. Even though a computer check reveals an outstanding, class B misdemeanor, through felony arrest warrant for a person, and justifies the detention of the person, officers must;

obtain certain information to verify the warrant is active.

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.06A. The following information is required prior to booking persons arrested for a class B through felony arrest warrant:

a. name, D.O.B., other identifiers;
b. warrant number;
c. offense charged;
d. name of the court issuing the warrant;
e. fingerprint classification, if an out of county warrant.

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.06A. Should there be probable cause to believe there is an outstanding class B misdemeanor through felony parole violation warrant, rR.W.O.B. warrant, or bond increase, and no additional charges, the person is taken to the;

Bexar County Jail and held until the warrant is confirmed active, an abstract of the warrant is obtained, and the person is identified as the person named in the warrant.

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.06A. If the warrant is verified the arrestee is;

released into the custody of the Bexar County Jail.

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.06A. Should there be probable cause there is a class B through felony parole violation, R.W.O.B.warrant, or a bond increase, and there are new charges, or the warrant is post indictment, the person is taken to the;

Bexar County I.D. Section at the Mags Office and held until the warrant is confirmed, an abstract obtained, and the person is identified as the person named in the warrant.

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.06A. If the warrant is verified, the arrestee is;

released into the custody of the Magistrates Office.

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.06A. Should a person, detained and transported to the Bexar County Jail or City Mags for verification of a class B through felony arrest warrant be found not wanted on any charge, he is then transported;

a. To the scene of initial contact;
b. If more practical, another location of his choosing with approval of the officer's supervisor. - [test]

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.06B. Even though a computer check reveals an outstanding class C misdemeanor arrest warrant for a person and justifies the detention of the person, officers must;

obtain certain information to verify the warrant is active.

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.06B. The following information is required prior to booking persons arrested for a class C misdemeanor arrest warrant.

a. Name, D.O.B., and other identifiers.
b. Warrant number, [traffic or misdemeanor citation number]. [test]

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.06B. Should there be probable cause there is a class C warrant; the person detained for verification is held at the place of contact until confirmed active by;

* MDT message from the issuing agency or
* Verbally by the Communications Unit dispatcher.
[test]

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.06A. If a class C arrest warrant is confirmed, the person is then returned to the;

City of San Antonio Detention Center.

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.06B. How much may pass until the person, suspected of having a Class C arrest warrant, is released, [at the place of contact]?

After [30] minutes, unless extenuating circumstances exist to detain the person longer. [test]

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.06B. If consent to enter the premises to search for the wanted person is granted, officers will complete and have the;

consenting person sign SAPD Form, Consent for Search of Private Premises.

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.07A. Officers need not execute the warrant at the first;

possible opportunity, but may choose the time and place.

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.07A. Factors to be considered in determining the time and place: If the location is a third party residence, absent exigent circumstances or consent;

search warrant is obtained and possessed before entering the premise.

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.07A. In determining the time and place to execute the warrant include the following:

1.] Knowledge of the individual's whereabouts.
2.] Knowledge of likely movements.
3.] Safety / security considerations for arrestee, officers, and third persons.

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.07A. Officers, prior to execution of the warrant, will check for updated notes on the suspect in the;

Arrest Warrant Database on SAMWEB.

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.07C. Officers will utilize SAPD Form #8-PWC, Police Arrest / Search Warrant Checklist;

Prior to Executing any Class B Misdemeanor through felony warrants or any crimes of violence.

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.07A. The Arrest/Warrant Checklist will assist in determining whether the warrant should be executed by the officer or if a;

specialized unit or units should be called.

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.07D. After executing any Class B through Felony Arrest Warrants, officers will update the;

Arrest Warrant Database on SAMWEB adding any pertinent information available.

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.07E. When planning to execute a high risk and/or unannounced arrest warrant, a single officer, other than the officer in charge, will be assigned as the;

Verification Officer by the warrant execution supervisor.

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.07E. He is responsible for positively identifying the correct location where the warrant will be executed and for directing the entry team to the correct location.

The Verification Officer

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.07E. Who will confirm the address or warrant location description named in the warrant and warrant affidavit is the same as the address or location description where the warrant will be executed?

The Verification Officer

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.07E. The name of the Verification Officer will be listed on the;

Operational Plan, and on SAPD Form #8-PWC.

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.07E. This officer will accompany the entry team or an officer assigned to the entry team to positively identify and point out the correct location described in the arrest warrant.

The Verification Officer

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.07F. The officers need not announce their identity or purpose before entering to execute a felony warrant when;

exigent circumstances exist which unduly jeopardize the safety of the officers, other persons, or the security of the person sought.

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.07E. It is not necessary for this officer to accompany the entry team into the warrant location when the entry is made.

Verification Officer

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.07G. When officers are refused entry after demanding admittance or when exigent circumstances exist, the officers may;

forcibly enter the premises to execute a felony arrest warrant.

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.08A. Who reviews SAPD Form #8-PWC in planning a forced entry?

The warrant execution supervisor

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.08A. This form is designed to determine the degree of probability of death or serious bodily injury.

SAPD Form 8 PWC. warrant checklist.

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.08B. When the warrant execution supervisor determines a high probability of death or serious bodily injury exists, who shall contact whom, to determine the necessity for inclusion of Special Weapons and Tactics Unit members in the execution of the warrant?

The supervisor, or his designee shall contact a Special Weapons and Tactics Unit supervisor.

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.08C. In all planned forced entries, this officer ensures enough officers are present to adequately protect the safety and security of all persons involved.

The warrant execution supervisor

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.08C. Ensuring enough officers are present, includes uniform officers to identify the group as members of the Department, and in normal circumstances;

uniformed officers enter the premises with non-uniformed officers.

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.09A. Reviews and approves all arrest warrants, SAPD Form #OP-2003, SAPD Form #8-PWC, and SAPD Form #8-WIC, Warrant Intel Checklist, prior to execution of the arrest warrant;

Warrant Execution Supervisor

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.09A. Ensures location has been properly identified, adequate manpower and equipment are available, and all provisions of this procedure are being followed for the proper and safe execution of the warrant;

Warrant Execution Supervisor

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.09A. Ensures adequate steps are taken to provide for the safety and security of the officers involved, items being sought, and any persons who may be at the scene of the execution of the warrant;

Warrant Execution Supervisor

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.09A. Ensure uniformed officers are present at the location named in the arrest warrant;

Warrant Execution Supervisor

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.09A. Except during extenuating circumstances, accompany officers in the execution of the warrant; and ensures the dispatcher is notified before and after the execution of the warrant.

Warrant Execution Supervisor

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.09B. Conducts warrant research in accordance with SAPD Form #8-WIC.

Officer in charge

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.09B. Physically views the location to be searched in order that a precise address and description can be obtained, or ensures the warrant verification officer involved with the warrant physically views the location.

Officer in charge

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.09B. Completes SAPD Form #8-PWC and submits it and all documentation for evaluation prior to execution of the arrest warrant, to the warrant execution supervisor.

Officer in charge

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.09B. If the warrant execution supervisor will not be present when the warrant is executed, ensures adequate steps are taken to provide for the safety and security of the officers involved, items being sought, and any persons who may be at the scene of the execution of the warrant.

Officer in charge

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.09B If the warrant execution supervisor will not be present when the warrant is executed, he develops a written plan for the arrest warrant to ensure the location has been properly identified, adequate manpower and equipment is available, and all provisions of this procedure are being followed;

Officer in charge

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.09B. Assigns officers to the "Entry Team," "Security Team," and "Search Team"

Officer in charge

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.09B. Ensures all officers involved are aware of their assigned duties and responsibilities.

Officer in charge

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.09B. If the warrant execution supervisor will not be present when the arrest warrant is executed, he notifies that Supervisor before and after executing the warrant.

Officer in charge

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.09B. The duties of the Officer-in-Charge do not supersede those of the;

Warrant Execution Supervisor, when that Supervisor is present.

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.09C. When planning to execute an arrest warrant, a single officer (other than the Officer-in-Charge) will be assigned by the Warrant Execution Supervisor as the;

Verification Officer:

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.09C. This officer is responsible for positively identifying the correct location where the warrant will be executed and for directing the entry team to the correct location.

Verification Officer:

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.09C. This officer will confirm the
address or warrant location description named in the warrant and warrant affidavit is the same as the address or location description where the warrant will be executed.

Verification Officer:






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.09C. The name of the Verification Officer will be listed on;

SAPD Form #OP-2003 and on SAPD Form #8-PWC.

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.09C. This officer will accompany the entry team or an officer assigned to the entry team to positively identify and point out the correct location described in the arrest warrant.

Verification Officer:

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.09C. It is not necessary for this officer to accompany the entry team into the warrant location when the entry is made.

Verification Officer

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.10A. Has been designated the hub for deconfliction services by the South Texas HIDTA Executive Board.

The South Texas HIDTA Investigative Support Center

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.10A. The South Texas HIDTA Investigative Support Center is managed by;

SAPD

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.10A. As such, it is the single point of contact for the entire South Texas Region. They can be contacted by phone at 207-2495.

The South Texas HIDTA Investigative Support Center

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.10B. Prior to executing a planned forced entry, who must notify the Deconfliction Unit?

Officer-in-Charge or Warrant Execution Supervisor

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.10B. If a location of interest is listed with the Deconfliction Unit, the;

O.I.C. or Warrant Execution Supervisor shall contact the officer who placed the location into deconfliction for resolution.

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.10B. Any conflicts not resolved shall be elevated for resolution to the;

Supervisor in charge of the Unit who placed the location into deconfliction and the Warrant Execution Supervisor.

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.11A. Officers arresting by warrant any person wanted for offenses listed below shall route a copy of the incident report to the applicable follow-up investigative unit:

1. Crime resulting in death or S.B.I.;
2. Death, S.B.I. or retaliation threatened in future;
3. Domestic Violence;
4. Sexual Assault;
5. Stalking.

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.12A. When executing a planned "high risk" forced entry, prior to assignment as an entry team, security team or arrest team member, the Officer, Detective and Supervisor will be provided;

training for the specific duties assigned while executing the arrest warrant.

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.12A. The training will be documented and will include, at a minimum, the following courses of instruction:

1. Intelligence gathering; 2. Building entries;
3. Room clearing; 4. Weapons handling;
5. Breaching techniques;
6. Shield handling techniques;
7. Evidence handling procedures.

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.12B. At a minimum, training to maintain proficiency in the above listed skills shall be conducted on a;

Quarterly basis.

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.12C. Will be responsible for maintaining a record of all training.

The Unit Director

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