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Approved by Executive Council on September 16, 2003
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To provide detailed instructions for employees who are served on campus with search warrants.
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Employees who are served with a search warrant.
Employees cannot allow any law enforcement agent to conduct a search on college property without a valid search warrant signed by a Judge. Anyone identifying themselves as an agent with a warrant should be asked to show official identification and provide a copy of the warrant. Immediately notify University Police at 564-2022 of the situation. SUNY Plattsburgh and SUNY Counsel have the right to review the warrant and keep a copy of it. If the affidavit in support of the warrant is not attached, the employee being served should ask for a copy.
Destruction of Evidence - No employee is to destroy SUNY Plattsburgh records until the date specified and in accordance with SUNY Plattsburgh's record retention and destruction policy.
Search warrant - Document issued by a court that authorizes a police officer or somebody else named in the document to go into a building, place or open a container (e.g. vault, safety deposit box), to search and seize anything that might serve as evidence of a crime or could be used to commit a crime (e.g. computers, file cabinets, electronic records, paper documents, etc.).
Employees receiving the warrant need to:
For more information about Administrative Policies approved by Executive Council, please contact:
Sean Brian Dermody
Assistant to the Vice President for Administration
Management Services Office
Office: Kehoe 710-11
Phone: (518) 564-2539
Fax: (518) 564-2540