It is the policy of the Moore County Sheriff's Office to maintain a zero-tolerance for inmate-on-inmate sexual assault, staff sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, and/or sexual harassment toward any inmate. Immediate action shall be taken to protect inmates who are reasonably believed to be subject to a substantial risk of imminent sexual abuse.
The Moore County Sheriff's Office shall thoroughly investigate every allegation of sexual abuse and when warranted by evidence, impose relative sanctions up to and including criminal prosecution.
Retaliatory measures against employees or inmates who report incidents of sexual abuse shall not be tolerated by the Moore County Sheriff's Office and shall result in disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution. Retaliatory measures include, but are not limited to, coercion, threats of punishment, or any other activities intended to discourage or prevent an employee or inmate from reporting the sexual abuse.
This policy applies to all inmates and staff employed by the Moore County Sheriff's Office including volunteers and independent contractors.