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Published on Friday, March 13, 2015

Bill would allow peace officers to assist Corrections with supervision of offenders

SB 5783, Sen. Ann Rivers (R-La Center), would allow any limited or general authority Washington peace officer to assist the Department of Corrections with the supervision of offenders. Under the bill the officer has the authority to search the offender’s person, auto or other personal property for evidence of a violation and may assist a corrections officer with a search.

This bill passed the Senate and now has a hearing on March 17 in the House Public Safety Committee at 8 am.

Categories: Law & justice