October 18, 1994

Opinion concerning whether the certified detention officers employed at the Aiken County Detention Center who are not commissioned law enforcement officers have the authority to serve any type of warrant on an inmate of that facility for a crime not committed in that facility, and during a time frame prior to incarceration at that facility. Also, if warrants have been served by a detention officer without authority to do so, what steps, if any, may be taken to rectify the service on inmates currently housed at the detention center?

Requested by: The Honorable Howard L. Sellers, Sheriff, Aiken County

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