The goal of this Assignment is to describe the role of law enforcement officials and other front-line personnel in a crisis intervention situation, and develop a plan of action to manage the situation. Read the following scenario and the instructions for this Assignment:
As a patrol officer in your local city police department, you are dispatched to a call involving a female who is walking down the middle of a busy street. The caller of the initial complaint stated that the female was ranting and yelling at vehicles while tearing at her clothing. You arrive and observe the woman in the street yelling that the “devil” is in her shirt. She is attempting to remove her shirt by pulling at it. Traffic has ceased to move, so people are angry and have begun honking their horns and yelling out their windows. Pedestrians on the sidewalk have also stopped to stare.
The Assignment will consist of two parts:
- The first part will include a discussion of the role that law enforcement plays, as well as other front-line personnel, in a crisis intervention situation. What issues, plans, steps, and training should law enforcement/front-line personnel receive/utilize regarding crisis intervention? Be sure to provide examples related to the scenario.
- The second part of this project will include a plan of action for the scenario. Using the textbook and internet research, design a response/plan of action for the scenario given to be utilized by law enforcement/front-line personnel when arriving on the scene.