TITLE: Prohibition On Carrying Weapons
With the exception of the District's Fugitive Unit, all Fifth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services employees are prohibited from possessing or carrying dangerous weapons, including firearms, on District premises and/or in District vehicles, when functioning on behalf of the District, whether during normal working hours or not.
- A dangerous weapon is defined as: Any instrument or devise designated primarily for use in inflicting death upon a human being when used in the manner for which it was designed. Additionally, any instrument or device of any sort whatsoever which is actually used in such a manner as to indicate that one person intends to inflict death or serious injury upon another, and which, when so used, is capable of inflicting death upon a human being, is a dangerous weapon. Dangerous weapons include, but are not limited to, any offensive weapon, pistol, revolver or other firearm, dagger, razor, stiletto, or knife having a blade of three inches or longer in length.
- Officers of the Fugitive Unit may carry only those weapons that have been approved by the District Director and/or the Board of Directors of the Fifth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services.
- Employees shall abide by the above stated policy when functioning on behalf of the District.
- No District employee, other than a Fugitive Unit officer, can carry a dangerous weapon or firearm in the performance of their job duties.
- Any employee with questions or concerns may consult with his/her immediate Supervisor.