TITLE: Law Enforcement Cooperation
District staff shall cooperate and assist law enforcement in efforts to apprehend offenders known to be or suspected of being involved in criminal activities.
- When a supervising officer suspects an offender of being involved in criminal activity:
- The supervising officer will consult with his/her Supervisor detailing his/her suspicions.
- With supervisory approval, the supervising officer will forward all information to the Fugitive Unit.
- The Fugitive Unit will dispense all information to local law enforcement agencies.
- When law enforcement request information regarding an offender:
- The supervising officer should cooperate by furnishing law enforcement with photographs, descriptions, and all other information requested by local law enforcement.
- If the supervising officer has definite information that might assist in effecting a proper disposition, they should submit those facts immediately to the appropriate authorities.
- The supervising officer shall establish and maintain effective communication with local police units for exchange of information relative to the offender's activities.
- The supervising officer will inform the Fugitive Unit of the situation.
NOTE: The supervising officer may share information from the file with law enforcement except for substance abuse/mental health evaluation and/or assessments. (See Confidentiality Policy).
- All contact with law enforcement will require the supervising officer to complete an Incident Report to the Executive Team. (See policy on Critical Incident Reporting).