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11.025 - Jail Booking Declines

Effective Date: 02/01/2020

This policy applies to sworn personnel receiving a booking decline notification from a jail facility.

1. Officers Will Provide Detainees with Access to Medical Aid When Declined at Booking by Jail Medical Personnel

If necessary, officers may transfer medical care to SFD or AMR for transport.

2. Officers Will Document the Jail Decline in their Report

If the detainee is transported to the hospital with hospital guard, see 11.025 Pro-1 Booking Decline With Hospital Guard and 11.030 Guarding Detainees at a Hospital.

If the detainee is released into the care of medical personnel without hospital guard, see 11.025 Pro-2 Booking Decline Without Hospital Guard.

11.025 Pro-1 Jail Booking Decline With Hospital Guard

Officer (at the jail facility)

1. Receives jail booking decline notification from jail facility.

2. Notifies sergeant of the booking decline.

3. If necessary, calls for SFD to respond for medical aid.

Sergeant

4. Determines hospital guard is needed, and follows procedures outlined in 11.030 - Guarding Detainees at a Hospital.

5. Determines the level of restraints required for hospital guard and Notifies the officer.

Officer (at the jail facility)

6. Ensures transport for detainee to a medical facility.

7. Ensures level of restraint at the medical facility is appropriate.

8. Follows procedures outlined in 11.030 - PRO - 1 Hospital Guard

Officer Transporting Detainee Back to Jail for Booking

9. Receives necessary paperwork from medical facility discharging the detainee from the hospital.

10. Transports detainee back to the jail facility for booking.

11. Ensures detainee medical discharge paperwork is provided to medical personnel at booking.

12. Completes the booking process.

13. Writes a Supplement Report

- Chooses "Jail Decline with Hospital Guard" as the Supplement Type

- In the Narrative of the Supplement documents how long the detainee was guarded at the hospital. 

11.025 Pro-2 Booking Decline Without Hospital Guard

Officer (at the jail facility)

1. Receives jail booking decline notification from jail facility.

2. Notifies sergeant of the booking decline.

3. If necessary, calls for SFD to respond for medical aid.

Sergeant

4. Notifies officer that hospital guard is not necessary in accordance with procedures outlined in 11.030 - Guarding Detainees at a Hospital.

Officer (at the jail facility)

5. Provides detainee with access to medical aid.

- Calls for SFD for evaluation and transport, or

- Transports and escorts detainee into medical facility.

6. Edits (or has the officer who wrote the arrest report edit) the arrest report.

- In the “Arrest Type” field, Selects "Arrest - Declined at Jail" from the list. 

- Resubmits the report. 

 

 


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