Wis. Admin. Code Department of Corrections § DOC 376.15 - Search of staff

Current through November 29, 2021

(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 action.
(3) If an unauthorized object is found pursuant to a search conducted under this section, the superintendent shall dispose of the object consistent with s. DOC 376.17.
(4) All searches shall be conducted in a courteous manner. Staff shall strive to protect the dignity of staff who are searched.
(5) Each institution shall give staff written notice of the objects they may not carry into or out of the institution.
(6) 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. DOC 376.13(4).

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Department of Corrections § DOC 376.15
Cr. Register, June, 2000, No. 534, eff. 7-1-00.

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