5.14 PROCEDURES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT INQUIRIES

If any staff members is approached by a law enforcement officer, the officer’s identification should be requested and presented. The staff member should immediately contact the Director/Regional Office. No staff member is allowed to provide any information in regards to customer’s records in accordance with the library’s confidentiality policy and the state’s confidentiality policy (MO Revised Statutes 182.817). A law enforcement officer cannot be given any information without a subpoena.


5.141 Procedures for Law Enforcement Inquiries with a Subpoena


· If any staff member is approached by a law enforcement officer with a subpoena, the officer’s identification should be requested and presented.

· The staff member should immediately contact the Director/Regional Office.

· Legal counsel should be called once the subpoena has been served. (There is generally a one week peri