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5150

5150

By Griffin Chen, Features Editor

March 17, 2019

California Welfare and Institutions Code 5150. When a person as a result of a mental health disorder is a danger to others or to themselves, a peace officer, or professional person designated by the county, may take the person into custody for a period of up to 72 hours for assessment, evaluation, and crisis intervention.

To Protect and Serve: Suicide Prevention Through the Eyes of Sergeant Kevin Briggs

To Protect and Serve: Suicide Prevention Through the Eyes of Sergeant Kevin Briggs

By Sarah Asch

February 14, 2013

  On a foggy night several years ago, Sergeant Kevin Briggs faced an unusual problem on the Golden Gate Bridge. As a California Highway Patrolman who works in the area, one of Briggs’s many duties is to respond to calls from or regarding incidents on the Golden Gate Bridge, including potential...