Can a police officer of the opposite sex search me?

If you are stopped, an officer of any gender may conduct a “frisk,” or pat-down search. In contrast, a full-body search should be conducted by someone of the same gender as the suspect. The procedure may be regulated by state law or by a local police department’s regulation. The policy in most South Dakota Law Enforcement Departments is that a full-body search should be conducted by someone of the same gender.