CONTRABAND INTERDICTION ASSESSMENT

Discovering weapons, cell phones, and other contraband items is critical to the safe operation of correction institutions. Use this assessment to determine how optimized your institution is and if there is any gaps in your protocols.

Strategy
Strategy

Having a comprehensive strategy that takes into account the day-to-day reality of your correctional facility and assessing the required security measures in this context.

Effectiveness
Effectiveness

Having a security infrastructure that reduces security risks to acceptable levels, at an acceptable cost.

Efficiency
Efficiency

The ability to avoid wasting materials, energy, efforts, money, and time while acceptably managing risk.

Cost of Ownership
Cost of Ownership

The ability to avoid wasting materials, energy, efforts, money, and time while acceptably managing risk.

Strategy Strategy

Having a comprehensive strategy that takes into account the day-to-day reality of your correctional facility and assessing the required security measures in this context.

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We currently utilize the following security method(s):

Please select all options that apply.

*A system that uses the earth’s naturally occurring magnetic field to detect objects.

We have a current contraband interdiction strategy that guides our approach to search and screening for contraband.

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We have effective policies and procedures for screening staff and contractors in addition to inmates and visitors.

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We have screening solutions that enable us to perform covert or inconspicuous screening.

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We have effective screening solutions that can be used portably at locations beyond our main entrance (e.g., prison yard, commissary, intake).

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Effectiveness Effectiveness

Having a security infrastructure that reduces security risks to acceptable levels, at an acceptable cost.

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We have had one or more incidents in which restricted items (e.g., cell phones, weapons) got past our screening solutions.

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We have security screening solutions in place that enable us to detect very small objects, like razor blades, small shanks, and small cell phones.

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We have security screening solutions in place that can distinguish between threatening objects and nonthreatening objects.

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We have the ability to easily adjust the sensitivity levels of our security screening technology to detect different sized contraband items.

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We have screening solutions that can allow us to screen more than people (mattresses, laundry bags, books).

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Efficiency Efficiency

The ability to avoid wasting materials, energy, efforts, money, and time while acceptably managing risk.

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Our security solutions can be used anywhere, even in small confined spaces.

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Our staff is satisfied with how quickly we can screen using our current screening solutions, even behind the wall.

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Our screening solutions are easy to use (e.g., intuitive controls, fast calibration).

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Our screening solutions can be used outdoors (perimeter screening) in all weather.

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Cost of Ownership Cost of Ownership

The ability to avoid wasting materials, energy, efforts, money, and time while acceptably managing risk.

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Most of our screening solutions require some type of regularly scheduled maintenance.

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We have had a security incident that resulted in direct or indirect costs to our facility.

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Additive screening has been considered cost-prohibitive due to current screening investments.

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Some of our current screening solutions required infrastructure charges to install (e.g., electrical runs, building modifications, etc.).

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Most of our current screening solutions come with thorough training (classroom and in application) provided by an experienced corrections trainer.

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Contraband Interdiction Assessment

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Above is an initial assessment of your answers to the survey. To get a more detailed description of the results, including the specific areas you may need to improve, complete the form below.

Contraband Interdiction Assessment