Rape and sexual activity seriously reduces the mission of the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office to prevent crime and provide quality criminal justice service. In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Bannock County Detention Center has established a zero tolerance standard regarding the incidence of rape and sexual activity. With this policy, the Bannock County Detention Center has established practices that will attempt to abate any incidence of rape or sexual activity within the Detention Center. All allegations of rape or sexual activity will be investigated. Any allegations that are deemed criminal in nature upon an initial internal investigation will be referred to an outside agency with the legal authority to conduct criminal investigations.