New Jersey Ag Guideline: Arrestees Dependents

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New Jersey Ag Guideline: Arrestees Dependents - Quiz

To reasonably insure that children or other persons dependent upon an arrestee for their care, sustenance or supervision are provided with alternate care, sustenance or supervision as arranged for by the arrestee or an appropriate agency. There are many possible answers to these questions. USE THE BEST ANSWER IN THE SELECTION. ReRR


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When an arrested person cannot obtain care for a dependent, who is responsible for providing care for the dependent person?
    • A. 

      The department that arrested the individual.

    • B. 

      There is no person responsible for the dependent person.

    • C. 

      The appropriate municipal, county or state agency

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    When it is determined by the arresting officer the arrestee has dependents at home, what is the first step the officer should take?
    • A. 

      The officer should consider the fact the arrested person has dependents and use "discretion" weighted toward the expidited release of the arrestee.

    • B. 

      The officer should arrange for transportation of the dependent person(s) to his agency.

    • C. 

      The officer should allow the arrested person to make phone calls for the purpose of arranging for care for the dependent person(s).

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    Let's say for example an officer arrests a mother who is accompanied by her two toddlers and their aunt. The mother has warrants for her arrest and is facing additional bail on the new charges by the arresting officer. The aunt (who is not under arrest) appears normal and would be good a candidate to take the children. The arrestee (mother) has been very uncooperative and has tried every trick in the book to get out of going to jail as she cannot make bail. Finally, the officer feels in an effort to delay her inevitable  transport to the county jail, she refuses to allow the aunt temporary custody of the children. What should the officer do in this case?
    • A. 

      Assume the aunt is credible and hand the children over to her once the mother is transported to the county jail.

    • B. 

      Run a criminal background check on the aunt. If it comes up clean hand the children over to the aunt.

    • C. 

      Keep the children and mother at headquarters until the mother can make bail. Call the judge and let him know the situation and maybe he will lower bail.

    • D. 

      Allow the mother to make a reasonable amount of phone calls to make arrangements for a caretaker of her choice.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    If a mother is arrested and is accompanied at the scene with a child who is dependent on her, what should the arresting officer do with the child knowing the mother has to be taken into custody and transported to headquarters?
    • A. 

      Remain at the scene with the child and try to arrange for a relative or friend of the mother to pick up the child.

    • B. 

      Arrange for transportation of the child to headquarters using a department vehicle in accordance with department policy.

    • C. 

      Have a municipal, county or state agency respond to the scene and take custody of the child.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 5. 
    Depending on the circumstances, it would be appropriate to transport a dependent child with the arrested mother to headquarters in the same vehicle.
    • A. 

      True, If the circumstances permit the child and stay with the mother.

    • B. 

      False, Never transport the child and the mother in the same vehicle.

    • C. 

      It is not appropriate to transport the child to headquarters in any circumstance.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 6. 
    If an arrested person is unable to make contact by telephone to a person that can care for a dependent of the arrestee, what steps should be taken by the arresting agency at this point?
    • A. 

      An officer from the arresting agency or another agency should be assigned to make the proper notification to the potential caretaker.

    • B. 

      The appropriate municipal, county or state agency shall be contacted by the arresting officer or the shift supervisor.

    • C. 

      The dependent should remain at headquarters until bail is determined.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Once it is determined the arrestee simply cannot arrange for alternate care of a dependent. Who is responsible to make contact to the appropriate municipal, county or state agency?
    • A. 

      The arrested person should be given a list of social services and make phone calls to the respective agency regarding the care of their dependents.

    • B. 

      The shift supervisor only.

    • C. 

      The arresting officer or the shift supervisor.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 8. 
    If an outside agency is contacted to care for an arrestee's dependent, should the arrested person be given information identifying the agency that took custody?
    • A. 

      No. For the protection of the dependent the information should not be given to the arrested person.

    • B. 

      Yes. The arrested person should be given the agency information.

    • C. 

      It depends. Information can be given to the arrested person at the discretion of the arresting officer.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 9. 
    When alternate care is arranged for an arrestee's dependent a record should be made including the following information . . . the name of the person or agency taking charge of the dependent, the name of the agency's representative and a phone number, and information as to how the arrestee can regain custody of the dependent.
    • A. 

      True. A record should be made in all cases.

    • B. 

      False. A record does not need to be made with the above information.

    • C. 

      Somewhat True. A record only needs to be made if the arresting agency contacts the appropriate municipal, county or state agency not if the arrestee arranged for care on their own.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 10. 
    When an arrestee is taken into custody alone and is not accompanied by any children or dependent persons, is the arresting officer required to inquire whether or not someone is dependent upon the arrested person for care, sustenance or supervision?
    • A. 

      Yes.

    • B. 

      No.

    • C. 

      It depends on how long the arrestee is expected to be in custody.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 11. 
    According to the Attorney General guideline for Arrestee Dependents the arrested person shall be questioned if they have a child or other person dependent upon them for care, sustenance or supervision if the arrested person is expected to be detained for how long?
    • A. 

      More than one hour.

    • B. 

      More than two hours.

    • C. 

      More than three hours.

    • D. 

      It does not matter how long the arrestee should always be questioned about dependents.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 12. 
    If the arrestee is arrested alone but it is determined he or she has a child or other person dependent on them for care sustenance or supervision at home or another location, what procedure should the arresting officer follow in order to facilitate alternate care for the dependent?
    • A. 

      At the present time there is not a guideline covering this scenario.

    • B. 

      The arresting officer should notify the agency where the dependents are and that agency is responsible for facilitating alternate care.

    • C. 

      The same guidelines shall be followed as if the arrested person was accompanied by dependents.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 13. 
    If it is determined an arrestee has a child or other person dependent on them for care, sustenance or supervision when should the judge be contacted to set bail?
    • A. 

      Because it is important to arrange for alternate care for the dependent, the judge should not be called until this matter is resolved.

    • B. 

      The judge should be called set bail within a reasonable amount of time if the arrested person is going to be detained for more than two hours.

    • C. 

      The judge should be called to set bail as soon as possible.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

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