Presentation on theme: "All Rights Reserved - CJES, LLC COURT SECURITY CONCERNS Malcolm Franklin Senior Manager, Office of Security, Judicial Council of California - AOC Lawrence."— Presentation transcript:
All Rights Reserved - CJES, LLC COURT SECURITY CONCERNS Malcolm Franklin Senior Manager, Office of Security, Judicial Council of California - AOC Lawrence Lujan Honorable Chief Judge, Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Tribal Court Steven K. Swensen Director, Center for Judicial and Executive Security (CJES)
Lawrence Lujan Judge Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
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To limit and reduce the exposure of risk to the personnel, facilities, property, and resources under the courts jurisdiction. To apply best practices to the court room and court facilities in which we work.
The responsibility of the superior for the acts of their subordinate. When we fail to adequately train all of our staff we become responsible for their failures when they respond.
Bailiff? Tribal Police? Court secretary or administrator? Tribal Judge? Local, state, federal government? Identifying and reporting of security violations, discrepancies, threats, breaches and or life safety incidents is every employees responsibility.
Creating the Security Policy Judge, Head Bailiff, Chief of Police Coordinate, create MOUs with support agencies (local law enforcement, state police, BIA police)
Staffs lack training in courtroom security- Judges, Court Administrators and Court staff in general. Where training has been provided it is not continual. Training needs to be documented and should demonstrate gained knowledge and skills.
Use of force to include lethal force PPCT or similar Taser or similar Tactical Cuffing Use of magnetometer and wands K-9 ? Who is your bailiff? Do you have one? Bailiff and Activist
How to respond to violence Violence drills How not to be a victim Identifying suspicious packages Basic self-defense
Internal/External Security Employee training-Court staff and Bailiff Transportation procedures Bomb threats Threats to staff Threats to data Should be codified in a manual
Judge, and Court Staff mitigate dangers by being observant and vigilant. Involve Tribal Police Take all threats seriously!! Monitor, assess, investigate and prosecute all threats!
Office Chamber Common Area
Alarms Gun Lockers Id Cards Card Access PA system Sign in log Keys and Locking Devices Alarm User Codes Critical door identification Floor plans
Cameras Lighting Restricted Areas Alarms on doors Designated parking for staff Bullet resistant glass. Barriers to prohibit forcible vehicle entry. Sally-Port for officers. Maintain grounds to prevent suspect hide-outs.
One Plus Doctrine for Bailiffs Pre-screen threat level of defendants when possible. Pre-screen threat level of the victim and their family. Cuffed or un-cuffed? In front of or behind a table/barricade?
Separate lock-down room with video and audio. Video warnings and arraignments.
Shootings Medical emergencies Bombs, explosions and bomb threats Hostage situations Escapes Assaults Natural Disasters Civil Disturbances Violence in or out of courtroom
The judge should know to evacuate the chambers and it should be part of the immediate response plan. Let the bailiff handle it? Alone? Get involved? Code word announced. Support immediately requested Lock-down until resolved
Policy – write it down. Floor Plans-know them, make available to any responding agency. Practice, Practice, Practice