(1) A superintendent may require that staff
submit to a personal search before they enter or leave an institution. As part
of the personal search, the superintendent may require staff to submit
themselves and objects they carry into or out of the institution to inspection
by a device designed to detect metal or unauthorized objects. A superintendent
may require that staff vehicles and personal possessions be searched while on
institution grounds. A superintendent, with approval of the administrator, may
require that staff submit to a strip search. Approval for any search shall be
given only if there are reasonable grounds to believe the individual being
searched is concealing an unauthorized object.
(2) Staff who refuse to submit to a search
shall not be admitted to the institution and may be subject to disciplinary
If an unauthorized
object is found pursuant to a search conducted under this section, the
superintendent shall dispose of the object consistent with s.
(4) All searches shall be conducted in a
courteous manner. Staff shall strive to protect the dignity of staff who are
(5) Each institution
shall give staff written notice of the objects they may not carry into or out
of the institution.
If a search
is conducted under this section, the staff who conducted the search shall
submit a written report to the superintendent that includes the information
required by s.
Wis. Admin. Code Department of Corrections § DOC 376.15
Cr. Register, June, 2000,
No. 534, eff. 7-1-00.