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Fundamentals of Court Security – Feb 2020

February 27, 2020 @ 8:00 amFebruary 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Free – $150.00

Course Description

American courthouses come in a myriad of designs, from centuries-old stone fortresses to modern-day, multi-floor monolithic towers, from the one-room council chambers to the abstract designs of the creative architect. No matter what the shape, size, or condition, the courthouse serves only one purpose, the assurance that justice and the judicial process is preserved and protected. (John E. Zaruba)

This 16-hour course is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of the fundamentals associated with providing a safe and secure environment for conducting court business, as well as seeing to the safety of all who pass through the courthouse doors.
Whether you have been working the courthouse for years or have just been assigned to the position, this course has plenty to offer.

Topics Covered
•Legal Issues
•Authority of the Court Bailiff/Marshal
•Restricting Access to the Court Facilities
•Searches of Person, Property and Vehicles
•Critical Security Issues
•Access to the Courthouse
•Security Screening & Equipment
•Prisoner Access & Control
•Media Access & Control
•High Risk/High Profile Trials
•Non-Exhibit Weapons of Opportunity
•Jury Procedures
•Judicial Security
•Bomb Threat Management
The “Funnel Theory” of court security, “Simply put, every part of humanity somehow finds their way through the top of the funnel and flows down the small hole on the bottom called the courthouse, all at usually the same time.”

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February 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am
February 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Free – $150.00
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Who Should Attend:
Court Security Officers, Prisoner Transport Officers, Jailers and others responsible for the security of courts and prisoner transports to courts


Taney County Sheriff’s Office
226 Main St.
Forsyth, MO 65653 United States
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