Never heard much in the way of community caretaker when dealing with residential entries. I have been trained that exigent circumstances is what applies in situations regarding welfare concerns at a residence since it has the one of the highest protections of the 4th. That requires more than a simple complaint and curiosity. I need something objective to go on.
Of course that will mean we will miss some opportunities to help people or find crimes/deaths in a timely manner but that is the way it is. Think about it, even a simple 9-1-1 hang up from inside a residence isn't enough to really do anything with on its own.
Last edited by ray9898; 02-14-2014 at 23:58..