Confidentiality Agreement

  • Confidentiality Agreement

    It is a condition of membership of KSAR that all information relating to search operations is kept strictly confidential.

    The requirement for this is to protect the needs of the missing person(s) and their family or relatives. Additionally, the outcome of a search operation may result in a criminal investigation or inquest and it is vitally important that the rules of evidence are not compromised in any way.

    There are some simple rules to be followed that will assist in preserving confidentiality:

    1. All notes, photographs and briefing material are to be returned to the coordinating Search Manager at the end of the search or when requested.

    2. All details of the search and the subject are to remain confidential. Details are not to be divulged to any third-party, including family and friends.

    3. Members are not to speak to reporters or any other representatives unless specifically authorised to do so by the coordinating Search Manager or his nominated deputy.

    4. When requested to supply information to a Police Officer, it is the member’s responsibility to confirm the identity of the officer by asking for their warrant card before answering any questions.

    5. Nothing is to discussed with the general public. All requests for information by the general public relating to the progress of the search or the identity of the missing person are to be politely refused.

    6. Search information can be used for statistical purposes or for training, providing the subject’s name and personal details are kept confidential or altered to preserve anonymity.

    FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THIS AGREEMENT MAY RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

    I have read and understood the above and agree to abide by these conditions.
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