If by green warrsnts, you mean 72 hour mental detention orders better known as TDOs, these have always had to be issued by a judge. Ever hear of a TDO hearing? As far as "Extensive" training in regards to mental health issues, that is silly. The average cop is called in apporx once or twice per year, as the first responder, to a documented mental patient. All other times they are there in support of adult or juvenile protective service, the crew or other state agencies who have trained people on scene. If you think the police should have "Extensive" training about mental patients then they would also need "Extensive" training for non ambulatory people as well as extensive training for diversity reasons whether it be racial, cutlural or religious. It is not practical to have "Extensive" training for every possible problem a police officer MIGHT get involved with.<quoted text> Thanks to Bob Mcdonnell more situation like this will happening. He has cut the funding for mental institutions and group homes.
The police need to have extensive training in regards to mental health issues. District 19 doesn't show up until the patient is at the hospital. Police have to get them there.
On top of that magistrates do not green warrant mental cases anymore.
For people like the Slurplee Summit, I have one thing to say, say what you want about the cops and other emergency responders, however, they are always the ones running towards danger when Joe Average is running from it, best example 9-11-01!