PointAcross CIT Scenarios
Man sleeping on park bench in Army field jacket. Call from two citizens to dispatch to report man has not moved for hours. When officers arrive, he does not respond, they prod him and he jumps up. He appears disoriented; brandishing a hanger and holding it like a rifle.
A woman in her early 20’s has recent break up with boyfriend. Mother calls police concerned about her daughter’s mental state. She has not left her apartment in about 2 weeks. Frequent calls to mother sobbing.
A woman in her mid 30’s has moved into a manic state. Her mother, with whom she lives with, recognizes the signs and calls police. The woman has rapid speech, has not slept, has barely eaten and can be verbally aggressive.
A young man, who lives with his mother, is standing out in street and claiming to be protecting and policing “his street”. When an older woman tries to pass by on her bicycle, the young mans becomes belligerent and orders her to go around. Older woman call his mother. She confronts him and says she is calling the police. The man then becomes agitated and throws a stereo. Police arrive.
A woman, with a history of being sexual assaulted and nearly murdered in host country, has been robbed in front of department store. When asked if she is okay, she becomes upset and has flashbacks of experiences with corrupt police. She is not cooperative with police assistance.
A man and his wife live in a trailer home with over 20 cats. The neighbors have complained many times and the SPCA has sent someone out to pick up some of the cats. Man is standing on his porch and threatens SPCA worker if she does put back his cats. Police are called as man gets knife, which he holds to his stomach and says he will stab himself if cats are not returned.
A junior high school student of Asian descent, has been reported by another student, for cutting on herself and speaking of suicide. Girl is called into counselor’s officer and police are then called for assistance due to severity of her apathy.
A young adult girl, with Cerebral palsy, buys potato chips from a store. Upon leaving, another neighborhood kid swipes the bag and runs off. The girl returns to the store and gets another bag and begins opening it. The store owner says she must pay. She becomes frustrated and tries tell him what haapened. Store owner gets angry at the difficulty communicating and calls police.
Older woman, with dementia, calls police to come and arrest her husband for stealing from her. When police arrive, they are greeted by a woman who at first did not remember making the phonecall. She begins to show problems with memory. Husband is not aware she made the call.
A man comes out of restaurant and begins to weave down sidewalk. He bumps into people and appears drunk. People yell to, “Watch out! ya drunk”, he replies, “to hell with you, I’m not drunk”. Citizens call police. Man becomes combative and disoriented.