Male officers searching a female.
I was told that a male officer can search a female in the state of Kansas.It is not manutory to have a female officer search a female purp.Is this so or was I told wrong?
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Re: Male officers searching a female.
Police officers have the right to do a pat-down search on all suspects to ensure officer safety. Obviously it isn't feasible for male officers to summon a female officer and wait for arrival in all situations to check for dangerous weapons.
Male officers can perform pat-down searches on female subjects to ensure officer safety, and vice versa.
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