|Why We Secure Our Vehicles|
|By Joe Bouchard|
The following is an installment in "Operation Icebreaker: Shooting for Excellence", a series featuring "Ice Breaker's" designed to promote training awareness and capabilities in the corrections industry.
Corrections professionals sometimes forget that others do not think in terms of security. Once one realizes this, it is usually fun to test safety principles on pre-professionals. Why We Secure Our Vehicles is a great way to do this.
If the items are in a car and
If the car is unlocked and
If a prisoner in a level one leaves prison and
If the prisoner reaches the car undetected and
If prisoner takes item and
If prisoner returns inside undetected
If the prisoner used the items as contraband.
These are all unlikely, but possible. In corrections we must consider these things. The safety of staff, prisoners and the public depend on this sort of thinking.
Joe Bouchard is a Librarian employed with the Michigan Department of Corrections and a collaborator with The International Association of Correctional Training Personnel (IACTP). He is also the author of “IACTP’s Corrections Icebreakers: The Bouchard 101, 2014” and "Operation Icebreakers: Shooting for Excellence". The installments in this series include his opinions. The agency for which he works is not in any way responsible for the content or accuracy of this material, and the views are those of the contributor and not necessarily those of the agency. While some material is influenced by other works, all of the icebreakers have been developed by Joe Bouchard.
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