A major responsibility correctional staff have related to maintaining the safety and security of a facility is conducting security rounds. Each facility, depending on size, design, and security levels, will have their own protocols for conducting security rounds that staff should follow. This course provides correctional staff general information about the importance of conducting security rounds. It also highlights some of the things that correctional staff should be paying careful attention to while conducting security rounds.
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
This activity is approved for 1.25 STC credit hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Security Rounds Inside the Facility
Responsibilities During Security Rounds
Warning Signs of Suspicious Activity
Equipment Checks During Security Rounds
Guidelines for Conducting Security Rounds Inside the Facility
Section 3: Perimeter Security Patrols
Perimeter Security Patrols
Challenges of Perimeter Security
Guidelines for Conducting Perimeter Patrol
Section 4: Conclusion
Expert Reviewer: Joe Martin
Mrs. Cobb is a Lead SME Writer/Trainer at Relias. Her primary writing responsibilities are in the content areas of public safety and behavioral health. Mrs. Cobb is also the onboarding trainer for new staff joining the Relias Content Department. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She has over 25 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. Her work includes direct service, research, publication development, and training and technical assistance development and delivery.Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, MS has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
Joe Martin is a career employee for the Kentucky Department of Corrections. Joe started his career as an officer in 1998. Joe was promoted to Sergeant in 2002 and to Lieutenant in 2005. Joe worked and supervised most security positions within a male and female facility while in security that include: Internal Affairs supervisor, Special Management Unit Supervisor, Shift Supervisor, Visitation Supervisor, Adjustment Committee, and Grievance Chairman. In 2012 Joe was again promoted to the Accreditation Manager. In 2013 Joe was promoted to Central Office and started in the PREA Executive department. In 2014 Joe gained his DOJ PREA auditor certification where he served as chair for many PREA Audits in Missouri and Kansas while the KY DOC was part of a consortium with several other states. During his career, he has also served as the Hostage Negotiation Team Leader and active member of the team. Joe’s accomplishments include Commissioner’s and Achievement awards for the department. Disclosure: Joe Martin has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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