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Benchmarks: Journal of the New York State Unified Court System

NEW YORK COURTS REVIEW SECURITY

In the wake of the tragedies in Chicago and Atlanta, Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman has appointed a Task Force on Court Security to conduct a comprehensive review of security policies and practices and to issue a written report and recommendations. The Task Force will look at all aspects of court-related security, including judicial threats, courthouse screening procedures, prisoner transportation, training, and the use of technology to enhance security. The Task Force will be chaired by OCA Administrative Director Lawrence Marks and OCA Chief of Operations Ronald Younkins. "Security has always been a high priority for us, and we have great confidence in our court officers and our existing security procedures," Marks said. "Nonetheless we expect that we will find ways to improve our security efforts and make our courts safer." The Task Force expects to issue its report in early summer.

Spring/Summer 2005PDF Format
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