2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:867.1 - Search teams; appointment and duties; training

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:867.1 (2018)

§867.1. Search teams; appointment and duties; training

A. The warden of each state correctional facility may appoint search teams for the sole purpose of pursuing any prisoner who has escaped from the custody of the facility.

B. Search teams appointed by the wardens pursuant to this Section shall be composed of employees of the correctional facility. The search teams may set roadblocks and conduct limited inspections of motor vehicles for the sole purpose of locating and apprehending escapees.

C. For purposes of this Section, the wardens together with the secretary of the department shall design and implement sufficient training programs for persons appointed to the search teams. Training programs shall include proper and constitutionally allowable roadblock and inspection procedures, safety, reasonable means by which to conduct such stops and inspections, and other appropriate training. All proposed training and other guidelines for conducting search team activities pursuant to this Section shall be submitted in writing to the House Administration of Criminal Justice and Senate Judiciary B Committees prior to their implementation.

D. Nothing herein shall be construed as authorizing members of the search teams to interfere with state and local law enforcement officers conducting their duties pursuant to state law.

Acts 1997, No. 586, §1.

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