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Combating Inmate Disturbance Plans

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.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    I have seen US C-SOG in action. They are HIGHLY trained, professional, and perform their duties to the max. I've been in the field for 31 years, and am not easy to impress, but once trained, these folks are very impressive. I'm lgad the C-SOG is there to move corrections patrols forward.

  • Pug_max600_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Inmates thrive on routine and that can be danger.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 7 years ago


    I agree that in most situations the department would not be offered the funding to get one of these units put together. I am a member of a day and evening jail security patrol unit. We are a 670 bed facility and our teams are 7 days a week and the day team has 7 and the evening team has 7. We have just started and we are kind of developing it as we go. The team members are determining what goes and what we do. We have use of force training, gang training and other weapons training. You just have to work on the right people in the administrative ranks to get what you need. They aren't on the floor, we are. It take persistance and time.

  • Site113_logo3_max50


    over 7 years ago


    Good Article. However, as everyone knows, with high turnover and limited funding, it is hard for departments to get the approval for such units. Sadly, it would take a tragic incident to get the ball moving.

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