Key and Tool Control in Correctional Facilities

 

Few things in the correctional environment are more important than the control of keys and tools. While tools provide a ready-made source for weapons, keys provide the means for someone to escape, harm others, and move about the facility undetected and in security sensitive areas. Therefore, it is imperative that correctional staff in adult jails and prisons follow procedures for accounting, issuing, and tracking keys and tools to ensure that they remain under the control of correctional staff.

$19.95

Hours: 1.50
REL-PS-0-KTC-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

American Jail Association Certification

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

California Board of State and Community Corrections

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 STC credit hours.

South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy

1.5 HOURS


This course has been approved by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for 1.50 hours. CJA Lesson Plan #5707

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-KTC-V2
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2024
Learning Objectives:
List the 3 steps in a typical key control procedure in a correctional facility.
Identify at least 8 categories of keys in a correctional environment and their purpose.
Recognize at least 3 guidelines for what you should do, and up to 6 guidelines related to things you should not do when handling keys.
Differentiate between the 3 main categories (classes) of tools.
Identify 6-7 guidelines for managing tools within a correctional facility.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Key Control A. Meet Officer Grabel B. The Standards C. A Safety Issue D. Categories of Keys E. Three Steps to Key Control F. Issuing Keys G. Tracking Keys on a Key Ring H. Review I. Restricted and Emergency Keys J. Tracking Restricted and Emergency Keys K. Accounting for Keys L. Lost and Broken Keys M. Key Control: The Dos N. Key Control: The Don’ts O. Review P. Summary Section 3: Tool Control A. Controlling Tools B. Tool Inventory C. Categories of Tools D. Staff Control of Inmate Tool Use E. Review F. Basic Tool Control Guidelines G. Storing Tools H. Specialty Areas and Tool Control I. Review J. Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam G. BrainSparks

Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

Ms. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. Ms. Cobb has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She has held a variety of positions in the criminal and juvenile justice systems including a Supervisor in a high security facility for female juveniles; a Court Designated Worker/Juvenile Probation Officer; Facilitator for a parent/teen Nurturing Program; and a Program Coordinator for a juvenile drug and alcohol prevention program. For the past 18 years, Mrs. Cobb has worked in a research, training, and technical assistance capacity. She has was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.

Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Joe Martin
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 declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Correctional Officers; in the following settings: Adult Corrections, Juvenile Corrections.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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