Chapter 51 Emergency detention (1099)

Key points below

What is an emergency detention?

In Wisconsin, if a person is a danger to themselves or others, the police or sheriff can issue an Emergency Detention.  Three things are needed to place a person on detention:

A detention happens when a police officer or sheriff decides that your child needs an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

What happens once a child is at the mental health hospital?

The treatment team at the mental health facility will provide:

For more information, read the “Wisconsin State Statutes Chapter 51” posted on the internet at