Court House Safety

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Court House Safety 1 Court House Safety Dana Dutch Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Court House Safety 2 For a court house there has to be a lot of security features in place. A court room is a place of safety for many people including defendants, plaintiffs, prosecutors, visitors, jurors, judges and many more people that enter a court with an expectation and sense of safety that must be upheld. The security features of a court house must begin at the perimeter of the location and must extend all the way to each and every seat that is placed in the court rooms. Every aspect of security must be kept in mind when ensuring that such an important and susceptible place is secure. No target environment is ever stable or predictable. Many people believe that they are immune to crime but thousands of people are subject to crime every day. Technology changes and people become smarter. With this the law must become smarter. If changes are not made then criminals would always "out wit" the law. Also, as populations grow the police force must also grow and make changes within court houses in order to accommodate the population increase. As serious crimes take place the judicial system may be faced with new obstacles. A perfect example would be the case in family court when the defendant in a case shot his ex-wife, his son and many officers right outside the front doors of a court house. So many new laws have been put into place and so many new provisions have had to be put into place to avoid this happening again. The best way to avoid something from happening to the past is to be educated on the history of crimes, be prepared, and be cautious. Any target environment will always change, the people will always change, and the environment will always change therefore, security efforts will always change and security objectives will also have to change in order to be stay on top of the crime. Complacency becomes a problem for security professionals when they do not keep up with new technology. For example, if a security professional does not stay up
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Court House Safety 3 with the new ways of smuggling weapons then they will not be able to catch a person that has a weapon with the intent of murdering someone in the courthouse or a court official. Hiring personnel security allows the staff the do their job and profess their beliefs without worrying about physical recourse. Personnel security is the process of hiring the correct amount and quality of staff so that the physical security tools are optimized to the best of their abilities. Without the proper staffing physical security is useless. Interdepartmental dependency when
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