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R4 Assessing Courthouse Threats- Pocatello

March 24, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Number: R4255A

Course Description:

Because courthouses are vulnerable to acts of random violence, they must have proper court security procedures, not only protect the safety of the people and property within and around the courts, but also the integrity of the judicial process. While there is no one solution to issues concerning court security, many current security training programs center on reactive versus proactive solutions. The ACT program for the courtroom or courthouse is a training program that focuses on proactive methods of predictive assessment of the courthouse environment that will dramatically enhance and improve the Court Security Officer’s (CSO), Law Enforcement and Judicial Personnel’s Awareness and Threat Detection (ATD) capabilities.

These capabilities will give the student the upper edge for detecting and deterring courtroom threats such as active shooters, custody escapes, bomb incidents, emotional confrontations etc. The training teaches methods to accurately assess the courtroom environment and public and gives the student the ability to predict the potential for a threatening event. The ACT program is designed to directly enhance the Court Security Officer or Judicial personnel’s capabilities in advanced threat awareness skills and allows for a proactive approach to observe and identify threat indicators that exist in the human and courtroom environment.

This program has proven highly popular with not only uniformed protective staff but with judges, court administrators, and prosecutors in identifying threats and taking a pro-active security approach to increase safety and reduce violence. The ACT program teaches personnel how to establish baselines in their environment and how to recognize certain anomalies that indicate potential threats through human behavior, body language and environmental awareness.

Dates: March 24-25, 2021

Times: 0800-1700 first day, 0800-1600 second day

Credit Hours: 15

Location: Bannock County Sheriff’s Office, 5800 S. 5th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83204

Cost: $350.00

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)


Instructor(s): Randy Merriman

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March 24, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bannock County Sheriff’s Office


Bannock County Sheriff’s Office
5800 S. 5th Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83204 United States
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