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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />PRISONER TRANSPORT OPS-06 <br /> <br />DATE LAST REVISED NEW REVISED CALEA PAGE <br />EFFECTIVE DATE DATE STANDARDS MET <br />1 of 13 <br />11-15-11 04-11-13 YES <br />04-17-03 <br /> <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br />The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures on the transport of prisoners <br />to and from the Department and to and from other facilities (e.g., Fourth Avenue <br />Jail, court, etc.). <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br />It is the policy of the Surprise Police Department that all prisoners be transported <br />in a manner that will provide for the secure movement of the prisoner, while at <br />the same time providing safety measures for the transporting officer/employee, <br />other employees, the prisoner, and the public. Any sworn employee or trained <br />non-sworn employee may be assigned prisoner transportation duties. <br /> <br />III. PROCEDURE <br /> <br />A. Transport Operations (70.1.1) <br /> <br />1. Prior to moving from one location to another, the transporting <br />officer/employee will systematically search all prisoners for <br />concealed weapons and/or other contraband. (70.1.1) <br />2. Officers/employees will remove a prisoner’s personal property for <br />safekeeping. (70.1.1) <br />3. Officers/employees must maintain control of the property by <br />immediately placing all property inside a plastic or paper bag prior <br />to transport from one location to another location. It is <br />recommended that officers/employees carry plastic and or paper <br />bags with them while on duty. <br />4. Officers/employees will transport the prisoner and their personal <br />property to a detention facility, booking/processing area or court. <br />5. The prisoner’s personal property will be inventoried while inside the <br />above listed secured areas. This does not include evidence or <br />contraband related to the offense, firearm, or any other instrument, <br />which could be used to cause injury to an officer/employee or other <br />person. This will include any property that will not be accepted by a <br />jail facility. (70.1.1) <br /> <br /> B. Prisoner Searches <br /> <br />1. Under no circumstances will officers/employees assume that <br />another officer/employee has searched a prisoner. <br /> <br />