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.
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
This activity is approved for 1.5000 STC credit hours.
This course has been approved by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for 1.50 hours. CJA Lesson Plan #6094
This activity is approved for 1.50 STC credit hours.
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
Mrs. Cobb is a Lead SME Writer/Trainer at Relias. Her primary writing responsibilities are in the Health and Human Services vertical, in the content areas of public safety and behavioral health. Mrs. Cobb is also the onboarding trainer for new Relias staff joining the Content Department. Mrs. Cobb has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She has over 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. Her work includes direct service, research, and training and technical assistance. She 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. Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, MS 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.
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