Office of the Sheriff - Crisis Negotiations Team ENT Call Box and Rescue Phone System

California Penal Code section 633.8 was enacted by the California Legislature "to provide law enforcement with the ability to use electronic ampliSing or recording devices to eavesdrop on or record the otherwise confidential communications of individuals within a location when responding to an emergency sifuation that involves the taking of a hostage or the barricading of a location" (Penal Code section 633.8(a)). Authorized Sheriff s personnel may use the Emergency Negotiations Telephone (ENT) Call Box and Rescue Phone System ("System") during a "Barricading Situation" or a "Hostage Situation."

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