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StudiGuide 37: People with Disabilities

Study Guide for the California Police Academy (P.O.S.T.) Written Examination
Instructor:
Michael Rubacha
115 students enrolled
English [Auto]
At the end of this StudiGuide course, students will be able to understand the California Criminal Justice System.
Students will be able to understand the basic concepts of Persons with Disabilities.
Students will be able to have a better understanding for the testing and passing of the (POST) basic police academy written examination.
Students will have an understanding of People with Disabilities.

This StudiGuide course provides a practice review-testing resource for police academy cadets (based on the state of California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training ‘POST’ requirements) to help understand and pass the POST written examinations.

DIFFERENTIATE between courses of action for peace officers when dealing with a person who appears to be affected by a mental illness and is a danger to others, a danger to self, gravely disabled or not dangerous or gravely disabled

DEFINE:

• the term mental illness

• the term developmental disability

LIST:

• the types of mobility assistance equipment and devices

• the categories of mental illness which include Thought disorders including schizophrenia and Mood disorders including depression and bipolar

IDENTIFY methods an officer can use to communicate with a person who is deaf or hard of hearing

RECOGNIZE:

• the role of peace officers when interacting with a person with a disability

• general behavioral indicators associated with all developmental disabilities

• behavioral indicators specifically associated with the following developmental disabilities such as Mental retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Autism or Epilepsy

• appropriate peace officer actions during field contacts with people with the following developmental disabilities such as Mental retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Autism or Epilepsy

• behavioral or other indicators that may lead an officer to identify a person as being Blind or visually impaired, or Deaf or hard of hearing

• appropriate peace officer actions during field contacts with people who are Blind or visually impaired, or Deaf or hard of hearing

• behavioral indicators that may be generally associated with people affected by mental illness

• indicators officers may use to help determine if a person affected by a mental illness is a danger to others, a danger to self, or gravely disabled due to mental illness

• appropriate tactical actions when responding to a call that involves a person with a mental illness

• behavioral indicators that may lead an officer to believe a person with mental illness may be a danger to others or a danger to self

• peace officer actions when a person affected by mental illness does not meet detention under the Welfare and Institutions Code section 5150

STATE:

• the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

• the intent of the Lanterman-Petris-Short Developmental Disabilities Service Act (Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 4500 et. seq.)

EXPLAIN:

• state and local resources available to people with disabilities

• the intent of the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (Welfare and Institutions Code section 5150)

DISCUSS:

• the types of neurological disorders, including Acquired and Traumatic

• additional laws that protect the rights of people with physical disabilities, including:

• Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504

• Right of way (Vehicle Code Section 21963)

• White Cane Law (Civil Code Section 54.4)

• Service Animals (Penal Code Section 365.5 et. seq.)

Selected information from this written examination will also appear on your End-of-Course Proficiency Test.

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