What is a Police Welfare Check? - Definition & Laws


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1. During a police welfare check, the totality of the circumstances can be defined as _____.

2. When the police respond for a welfare check, what gives officers the right to enter without a warrant?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of police welfare checks with this multiple-choice quiz and worksheet. You should know when and why they typically occur.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • The meaning of 'police welfare check'
  • How to define the 'totality of the circumstances'
  • What gives police officers the right to enter a home without a warrant
  • An example of totality
  • What it's called when police are asked to check on a neighbor

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about police welfare checks
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about police entering a person's home without a warrant and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of police assistance requested when officers are asked to check on a neighbor

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled What is a Police Welfare Check? - Definition & Laws. Here are examples of what's in this lesson:

  • An overview of police welfare checks
  • The definition of 'warrant'
  • Various examples of totality