Combating Inmate Disturbance Plans
STL Joseph Garcia
US C-SOG has adapted this framework for corrections. The program is available exclusively through US C-SOG, which certifies agencies in how to conduct High Risk Security Patrols for correctional/prison facilities.
Benefits of High Risk Security Patrols
Most High Risk Security Patrol units conduct security searches of random cells, inmate escort, and inspect every part of your facility. Their unexpected and unannounced presence at any part of your facility sends the message to inmates that they can expect to encounter such patrols at any point.
- Combat contraband
- Track, monitor, and if necessary interdict the distribution and movement of contraband, weapons and inmate intel
- Reduce threats to staff and inmates, thereby increasing staff and inmate safety and security
- Low implementation cost (especially for already qualified CERT Teams)
- 24-7-365 coverage
Don’t confuse High Risk Security Patrol units with First Responder units. HRSPs are full-time units with full-time responsibilities: Identifying and defusing any and all threats to your facility.
In Your Face Security!
High Risk Security Patrolling can disrupt your routine security precautions and measures. But remember, inmates thrive on routine. They are tracking exactly what you do, and when. Random, unannounced High Risk Security Patrols keep inmates guessing about what you’re doing, when you’re doing it, and where you’re doing it. Instead of reacting to potential inmate violence, with High Risk Security Patrols, you proactively – and aggressively – preempt it.
You shouldn’t apologize for increasing the safety of your staff, inmate population, stopping inmate contraband, movement of weapons, etc.
During the US C-SOG High Risk Security Patrol course, selected officers are prepared for intense combat, trained in IPC skills, interview tactics, inmate profiling, search techniques and weapons and ECOS (Extreme CERT Officer Survival) operations.
They are trained and familiarized with highly specialized equipment, including the barrier Shield, the FN303 with the ALD SE532 Green Laser Optics Package, Matterhorn 1840 Boots, Hawk Multi-Threat Operator Vest, Stinger Stun Device and other confidential equipment vital to not only present a image that deters inmates from violence, but also that enables officers to meet their patrolling objectives.