DATE: March 29, 2005 Contact: 

 Laura Kiernan
Judicial Branch Communications Director
271-2646 ext 359

 

 

NEWS ADVISORY

COURT SECURITY OFFICER AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP FROM STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE

     CONCORD Interim Manager of Court Security Jason R. Jordanhazy was awarded a scholarship by the State Justice Institute to attend a five-day course offered by the United States Marshall Service to state and local court security officers throughout the country. The purpose of the program is to provide a comprehensive and complete court security program so that participants can implement a similar program in their respective court systems.

     Entitled "Court Security Seminar", the course was conducted from March 7 11, 2005 at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia. The program covered such topics as bombs and explosives, high threat trial preparations, hostage situations, personal/judicial security, sequestered juries and judicial facility inspections.

     Jordanhazy has been with the judicial branch as a court security officer since 1998 and was appointed Interim Manager of Court Security in 2004.

     The State Justice Institute (SJI) is a non-profit organization established by Federal law to award grants to improve the quality of justice in State courts nationwide, facilitate better communication between State and Federal courts, and foster innovative, efficient solutions to common problems faced by all courts. More information about the institute is available on the SJI website (http://www.statejustice.org).

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