1. The authority‘s chief security officer and investigators shall be qualified by training and experience in law enforcement to perform their respective duties in support of the activities of the security office. The chief security officer and investigators shall not have sworn peace officer status. The lottery security office shall perform all of the following activities in support of the authority mission:
a. Supervise ticket or share validation and lottery drawings, provided that the authority may enter into cooperative agreements with multijurisdictional lottery administrators for shared security services at drawings and game show events involving more than one participating lottery.
b. Inspect at times determined solely by the authority the facilities of any vendor or lottery retailer in order to determine the integrity of the vendor’s product or the operations of the retailer in order to determine whether the vendor or the retailer is in compliance with its contract.
c. Report any suspected violations of this chapter to the appropriate county attorney or the attorney general and to any law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction over the violation.
d. Upon request, provide assistance to any county attorney, the attorney general, the department of public safety, or any other law enforcement agency.
e. Upon request, provide assistance to retailers in meeting their licensing contract requirements and in detecting retailer employee theft.
f. Monitor authority operations for compliance with internal security requirements.
g. Provide physical security at the authority’s central operations facilities.
h. Conduct on-press product production surveillance, testing, and quality approval for printed scratch and pull-tab tickets.
i. Coordinate employee and retailer background investigations conducted by the department of public safety, division of criminal investigation.
Terms Used In Iowa Code 99G.35
- Authority: means the Iowa lottery authority. See Iowa Code 99G.3
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
- pull-tab: means a game that offers preprinted paper tickets with the play data hidden beneath a protective tab or seal that when opened reveals immediately whether the player has won. See Iowa Code 99G.3
- Retailer: means a person, licensed by the authority, who sells lottery tickets or shares on behalf of the authority pursuant to a contract. See Iowa Code 99G.3
- Share: means any intangible evidence of participation in a lottery game. See Iowa Code 99G.3
- Ticket: means any tangible evidence issued by the lottery to provide participation in a lottery game. See Iowa Code 99G.3
- Vendor: means a person who provides or proposes to provide goods or services to the authority pursuant to a major procurement contract, but does not include an employee of the authority, a retailer, or a state agency or instrumentality thereof. See Iowa Code 99G.3
2. The authority may enter into intelligence-sharing, reciprocal use, or restricted use agreements with the federal government, law enforcement agencies, lottery regulation agencies, and gaming enforcement agencies of other jurisdictions which provide for and regulate the use of information provided and received pursuant to the agreement.
3. Records, documents, and information in the possession of the authority received pursuant to an intelligence-sharing, reciprocal use, or restricted use agreement entered into by the authority with a federal department or agency, any law enforcement agency, or the lottery regulation or gaming enforcement agency of any jurisdiction shall be considered investigative records of a law enforcement agency and are not subject to chapter 22 and shall not be released under any condition without the permission of the person or agency providing the record or information.