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Avoiding complacency while conducting pat searches

Conduct every pat search as though your life depended on it – as it just might

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In a jail setting, you may conduct dozens of pat searches a day, which can lead to complacency where you are just going through the motions, or even worse, you may skip a pat search altogether.

In this tip, risk management expert and Lexipol co-founder Gordon Graham outlines why pat searches are vital for jail security and how you can combat complacency and prevent contraband from entering the jail.

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Gordon Graham has been actively involved in law enforcement since 1973. He spent nearly 10 years as a very active motorcycle officer while also attending Cal State Long Beach to achieve his teaching credential, USC to do his graduate work in Safety and Systems Management with an emphasis on Risk Management, and Western State University to obtain his law degree. In 1982 he was promoted to sergeant and also admitted to the California State Bar and immediately opened his law offices in Los Angeles.