Office of the Sheriff - Crisis Negotiations Team ENT Call Box and Rescue Phone System (Redlined Since Preliminary Submission in 2017)

California Penal Code section 633.8 was enacted by the California Legislature “to provide law enforcement with the ability to use electronic amplifying or recording devices to eavesdrop on or record the otherwise confidential communications of individuals within a location when responding to an emergency situation that involves the taking of a hostage or the barricading of a location.” ” (Penal Code section 633.8(a)). In part, Authorized Sheriff’s personnel may use the E.N.T. “Emergency Negotiations Telephone (ENT) Call Box” and Rescue Phone System (“System”) is used for purposes described in that Penal Code section.during a “Barricading Situation” or a “Hostage Situation.”

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