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Prison Security


Prison security is crucial to maintaining staff and inmate safety in a correctional setting. Security in prisons includes, but is not limited to, managing restrictive housing populations, classification and assessment, managing special populations, and security audits. 

Security Audit Training

The Prisons Division of NIC is seeking candidates for the Security Audit Program. In order to be considered for participation, each agency must submit a 3-member team. Team members should be in a supervisory role within the agency and in a position to affect change within the organization. 

The work of the security audit may best be described as a risk assessment, the function of which is to determine the likelihood of a significant security problem or vulnerability to injury, escape, disruption or destruction of property due to inadequate policy, procedure, physical plant, and/or performance. Risk assessment, hence security audit, is the process of determining the risk remaining after all the normal management safeguards have been applied, including clarity of policy, procedure, post orders, training, physical plant accommodation, and daily supervisory activities. NIC will assemble a team of no less than 18 members to audit 3 facilities within an agency. The audit will take approximately 4 days to complete. Interested candidates should and register to be considered for participation in this training program.

Prisons Division