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Law Enforcement & FASD
FASD Guide for Police Officers.
This guide is part of a program designed to
increase your awareness of disabilities caused by
pre-natal exposure to alcohol and to help you be
more effective in your investigations when dealing
with individuals with FASD.
Dealing with individuals with FASD is not
something you alone can address. It is a medical,
social, educational and judicial issue that requires
a community response.
However, as a police officer,
you have a key role in networking to this effect because
you are a front-line worker who will come in contact
with a high number of victims, witnesses and suspects
who have been affected by alcohol prenatally.
As a police officer, your role is not in diagnosing FASD
but in recognizing the possibility that the individual
may be affected.
You must always remember that
people with FASD are considered “diminished
capacity” thus requiring consideration to their
special needs and a compassionate response.
This guide will provide you with
information on FASD, how to recognize
the impacts of this condition, how you should
approach investigations involving an individual
with FASD, and where you can turn for
help in conducting your investigations.
It is very impotant for police and law enforcement officials to remember that FASD is an invisible disability and that people with this condition get the right kind of advice and support while being questioned.
We are on call 24 hrs a day for help or advice.
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