1.1. Response to emergencies (Priority 1-3) at designated secure residential mental health treatment facilities shall include a supervisor and a minimum of four (4) officers, one of which is an Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) Officer, if available. ECIT officers shall advise Sergeants on the mental health aspects of the call, when feasible. Unless extreme exigent circumstances exist, members may not enter a designated secure mental health facility without notifying their supervisor of the request and coordinating a response.
1.2. Lower priority calls at designated secure residential mental health treatment facilities shall be dispatched to the district officer and require supervisor notification. A supervisor may request assistance of an ECIT officer if necessary.
1.3. Response to emergencies (Priority 1-3) at designated non-secure residential mental health treatment facilities shall include a supervisor and a minimum of two (2) officers, one of which is an ECIT officer, if available. ECIT officers shall advise Sergeants on the mental health aspects of the call when feasible. Unless extreme exigent circumstances exist, members may not enter a non-secure mental health facility or residential mental health facility without notifying their supervisor of the request and coordinating a response.
1.4. In addition to ROADMAP, as listed in Directive 850.20, Police Response to Mental Health Crisis, the following are other tactical options for members and their supervisors to consider before entry into a designated residential mental health facility:
1.4.1. Evaluate the nature of the situation and necessity for police intervention.
1.4.2. When time allows, have responding members stage and wait for the arrival of all necessary personnel and resources.
1.4.3. Request a staff member meet police outside the facility to provide information on: 1) the facility layout; 2) the locations of the person who requires police response, other patients, visitors, and staff; and 3) any other information about the incident and persons involved that would aid police in planning their response.
1.4.4. If police intervention is warranted, evaluate contact options, including by phone, in person, or other means. If in person, evaluate the need to utilize additional cover members. Develop a tactical plan, taking advantage of the most effective control options that may safely resolve the incident.
2.1. The Behavioral Health Unit shall:
2.1.1. Post designated secure residential mental health treatment facility floor plans on the Bureau’s Intranet.
2.1.2. Regularly review the designated Multnomah County and/or State of Oregon mental health facility lists to ensure the accuracy of mental health facility hazard flags.
2.1.3. Follow up on concerns regarding police response to designated residential mental health facilities. As appropriate, the Behavioral Health Unit shall meet with facility management representatives to review the representatives’ expectations of police assistance in emergencies and facility emergency policies for addressing concerning incidents.