document Holding Cells

In Police Standard Operating Procedures

While some police departments do not operate a municipal jail, they may maintain and operate a holding cell(s) for the temporary detention or confinement of arrestees or prisoners awaiting booking, attendance in court, pending transfer to the county jail, or release on bond. The term holding cell may include a designated holding bench or other stationary seating area in which arrestees or prisoners may be handcuffed or otherwise secured. It is recommended that agencies adopt a written policy that establishes guidelines for the use of holding cells including monitoring and observation; seriously ill, injured or suicidal persons; and booking procedures.  PSOP-010, Cells, SOP, Jail, Cell, Holding