Strip and Body Cavity Searches

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Strip and Body Cavity Searches

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Agencies should ensure that all officers are aware of the requirements, limitations, and procedures for strip and body cavity searches. Due to the potentially invasive nature of these searches, their use must balance the individual’s right to privacy with the safety of the officer(s) and the community. These documents can assist agencies in developing thorough and effective guidance for strip and body cavity searches.

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