I am very pleased to express our full support of LRB 0294/3.
This bill will extend the authority to search people who are on Probation, Parole, or Extended Supervision, to all law enforcement officers throughout the State. This authority is currently granted only to certain DOC officers. A full copy of the proposed bill is listed below for your review
We believe this bill will be a powerful investigative tool that will assist law enforcement officers in keeping the citizens of this great state safe, and aid in the swift apprehension of criminal suspects.
It is also important that the bill has included important safeguards for the individuals who would be effected, including the requirement that a law enforcement officer have reasonable suspicion prior to conducting the search, as well as the fact that the search may not be conducted in an arbitrary, capricious, or harassing fashion. As another measure of accountability, the bills also requires the law enforcement officer notify the DOC after conducting such a search.
We are very excited about the passage of this bill, and ask for you to support LRB 0294/3.
It is very important that police officers and other supporters call their elected assembly and senate representatives to voice support for this legislation.
Don Kapla, President
WI State Lodge FOP