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The ______recognizes the importance of the mental and emotional health of its employees. It also recognizes the many stresses placed on officers by the job they perform and the toll those stresses take on the emotional and behavioral well-being of officers. To help decrease the impact of excessive stress, the Department has a Psychological Services Office prepared to support the psychological needs of its officers and their families through evaluation, counseling, and consultation.

City

San Antonio Police Association

Chain of Command

San Antonio Police Department

San Antonio Police Department

2

Voluntary evaluations may be conducted at the request of ______.

A. Officer’s supervisor
B. An officer
C. Chief of police
D. Officer’s immediate family
E. A or C
F. B or D
G. All of the above

F. B or D

3

Requests for counseling may be made by; all except:

self-referral

a family member

an officer’s friend

an officer’s supervisor

an officer’s friend

4

Mandatory evaluations may be ordered by the ______to determine an officer's fitness for duty or emotional, cognitive, and/or behavioral suitability for police work.

A. Officer’s supervisor
B. An officer
C. Chief of police
D. Officer’s immediate family
E. A or C
F. B or D
G. All of the above

C. Chief of police

5

Non-mandatory evaluations may be requested by an ______when there is a noticeable change in an officer's on-the-job performance.

A. Officer’s supervisor
B. An officer
C. Chief of police
D. Officer’s immediate family
E. A or C
F. B or D
G. All of the above

A. Officer’s supervisor

6

______include, but are not limited to, assessments of the following: (a.) An officer’s stress level; (b.) An officer’s or family member's non-job related emotional, cognitive, or behavioral functioning issue; and (c.) An officer’s neuropsychological integrity following a head injury.

Counseling

Mandatory Evaluation

Non-Mandatory Evaluation

Voluntary Evaluation

Consultation

Voluntary Evaluation

7

______may be ordered by the Chief of Police to determine an officer's fitness for duty or emotional, cognitive, and/or behavioral suitability for police work. The evaluations may be for, but not limited to, any of the following incidents: (a.) Any loss of life or serious bodily injury as a result of an officer's actions; (b.) Police involved shootings; (c.) Fatality incidents; (d.) Fatality crashes involving officers; (e.) The death of an officer; (f.) Officers involved in critical incidents; (g.) Officers involved in family disturbance/violence incidents; or (h.) Substance abuse.

Counseling

Mandatory Evaluation

Non-Mandatory Evaluation

Voluntary Evaluation

Consultation

Mandatory Evaluation

8

______may be requested by an officer’s supervisor when there is a noticeable change in an officer's on-the-job performance. Some of the factors that may be taken into consideration are as follows: (a.) An increase in the use of sick leave; (b.) An increase in the number of citizen complaints; (c.) Frequently reporting late for work; (d.) An increase in sarcastic or abusive remarks toward fellow officers; (e.) Withdrawal from other officers; (f.) A decline in personal appearance; (g.) A decrease in impulse control; (h.) A decrease in productivity; or (i.) A decrease in the quality of an officer's written reports.

Counseling

Mandatory Evaluation

Non-Mandatory Evaluation

Voluntary Evaluation

Consultation

Non-Mandatory Evaluation

9

The ______provides psychological counseling services to officers of the Department and their families who are experiencing problems in any of the following areas (including but not limited to): (a.) Substance abuse; (b.) Depression; (c.) Suicidal thoughts; (d.) Physical problems related to stress; (e.) Panic attacks; (f.) Temper control problems; (g.) Family conflicts; (h.) Eating disorders; or (i.) Smoking habits.

Psychological Services Office

San Antonio Police Association

Chain of Command

San Antonio Police Department

Psychological Services Office

10

Officers may be ordered to counseling by ______ if the member is involved in a family disturbance/violence incident.

Psychological Services Office

Officer’s Supervisor

the Chief

Officer’s Immediate Family

the Chief

11

Any ______may consult with the Psychological Services Office on supervisory, operational, or organizational issues.

A. Supervisory
B. Officer
C. Command officer
D. A or C
E. C or A

D. A or C

12

The Psychological Services Office provides consultation services to any unit concerned with the application of psychological knowledge to the development of organizational effectiveness. Included in the appropriate organizational issues for the Psychological Services Office are the following; except:

A. Validation of the assessment and selection process of personnel

B. Physical problems related to stress

C. A decline in personal appearance

D. The application of psychology in the investigative process

E. A & D

F. B & C

E. A & D

13

All ______are confidential information, unless the staff psychologist determines an immediate threat exists to an officer or other party (in such cases, the staff psychologist has a duty to intervene to save lives), or if required by law or subpoenaed by a Judge’s order; all are correct except:

A. Counseling
B. Mandatory Evaluation
C. Non-Mandatory Evaluation
D. Voluntary Evaluation
E. a, c & d

E. a, c & d

14

Mandatory evaluations and counseling are not considered confidential information. The officer subjected to mandatory evaluation or counseling shall cooperate fully with the staff psychologist and understand the information discussed will be shared with the ______.

Office of the Chief

San Antonio Police Association

Chain of Command

Officer’s Immediate Supervisor

Office of the Chief