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Special Alert

Each day deputies will respond to calls for help from members of the community, where they encounter those who are suspected of having or have been diagnosed with an intellectual, mental, or physical disability.  The calls for help are usually made when those with disabilities and their caregivers are in crisis.

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In an effort to better serve and understand the needs of these community members, the Department has developed a program to allow caregivers or family members (requestors) to voluntarily provide information about a person(s) living in their home who are suspected of having or have been diagnosed with an intellectual, mental, or physical disability (participant).

If you choose to participate in the program, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) will use the information you voluntarily provide below to help you and your loved ones when deputies respond to your calls for service.

LASD will enter a “Special Alert” in its computer dispatch system, and deputies will receive certain information when responding.  This information will not be used to enforce laws against you or your loved ones.  By providing this information in advance, you are alerting deputies to the needs of the people in your home who are suspected of having or have been diagnosed with an intellectual, mental, or physical disability, which may help them decide how to best approach and what resources to bring with them.

A female deputy has is bending down with her hand on a young man's arm. The Young Man is sitting on a curb. He has red shorts with a print on. No Shirt and has short brown hair, He has his hand on his head and seems to be in distress. His face has been blurred for privacy.

If needed and available, those resources may include a co-response with trained mental health support professionals who specialize in peacefully resolving critical situations.

Special Alert Request Form

If you wish to fill out the Special Alert Request on your own and submit your filled out form in person at a your local Sheriff’s Station, please download your form here.

Special Alert Request Form – PDF

Alerta Especial

Diariamente, alguaciles responden a llamadas de ayuda de la comunidad y en algunas ocasiones se encuentran con personas que tienen o han sido diagnosticadas con una discapacidad intelectual, mental o física. Estas llamadas de ayuda usualmente se hacen cuando las personas con discapacidad y quienes los cuidan están experimentando una crisis.

A Sheriff's Deputy is wearing a tan shirt with the Sheriff's patch on the arm. He is sitting at a desk with three monitors infront of him and working on a keyboard. He has a phone headset on and is splaking to someone on the microphone

Con el fin de servir y entender las necesidades de los miembros de esta comunidad de una mejor manera, el Departamento ha desarrollado un programa el cual permite a quienes cuidan a personas con discapacidades o a sus familiares,(solicitantes) proporcionar información de manera voluntaria sobre personas que viven en la casa y se sospecha que tengan o hayan sido diagnosticadas con una discapacidad intelectual, mental o física (participante).

Si elige participar en el programa, el Departamento del Sheriff del Condado de Los Ángeles (LASD) utilizará la información que proporcione voluntariamente a continuación para ayudarlo a usted y a sus seres queridos cuando los alguaciles respondan a sus llamadas de servicio.  LASD ingresará una “Alerta Especial” en su sistema de despacho de computadora, y los alguaciles recibirán cierto información cuando respondan.

Esta información no se utilizará para hacer cumplir las leyes contra usted o sus seres queridos. Al proporcionar esta información con anticipación, está alertando a los alguaciles sobre las necesidades de las personas en su hogar que se sospecha tienen o han sido diagnosticados con una discapacidad intelectual, mental o física, y esto les ayudará decidir cómo abordar mejor la situación y qué recursos traer consigo.

 

 

A female deputy has is bending down with her hand on a young man's arm. The Young Man is sitting on a curb. He has red shorts with a print on. No Shirt and has short brown hair, He has his hand on his head and seems to be in distress. His face has been blurred for privacy.

Si es necesario y está disponible, esos recursos pueden incluir una respuesta conjunta con profesionales capacitados de apoyo en salud mental que se especializan en resolver situaciones críticas de manera pacífica.

Forma de Alerta Especial

Si desea llenar la Solicitud de Alerta de Necesidades Especiales usted mismo y entregarla en persona en su Estación del Sheriff local, por favor descárguela aquí.

Solicitud de Alerta Especial- PDF