Re: Is It Mandatory for a Sheriff to Do a Child Welfare Check when You Ask
How an agency responds to a request for a welfare check is a matter of policy and practice, not the law. Many couples use the process to abuse their ex and they use law enforcement as the tool of their harassment. Until my agency adopted a policy of responding only if there was some reasonable, articulable belief that a child was at risk, we would go to several of these each week at all hours of the night. Nothing like getting a call at 1 AM to check on dad when he had the kids, and then the next weekend we get a call to check on the kids when mom had them ... ad nauseum.
A Nor Cal Police Sergeant
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