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Judicial Security Specialist Development Program

Length: 16 hours

Nationally, threats against judicial personnel have quadrupled in the last decade. The judges themselves are not the only ones in danger. Judges’ families are also being targeted as a direct threatening tactic and more attacks are occurring in the judges’ homes. Creating awareness and providing resources is critical to securing the judiciary and their families.

In response, VCPI’s Judicial Security Specialist Development Program (JSSDP) prepares participants to enhance the safety of judicial officials, their families, and other judicial staff. This 2-day course covers a wide variety of topics related to the foundations of judicial security and will prepare deputies to engage in long-term, sustainable and effective partnerships with judicial personnel in their efforts to secure their own safety and the safety of their families.

Participants will:

Explore insights on current judicial security practices, challenges, and opportunities.

Discover new tools, concepts, and principles that may be applied in order to improve the effectiveness of judicial security.

Apply newly learned content into action, training others, and helping officials adopt a security conscientious approach at work, travel, and home.

Participants will receive resource guides which deputies and other court security personnel can utilize to educate fellow deputies, judicial staff and their families at the local level. The course incorporates web-based learning tools so participants are required to bring a WIFI-enabled device to use during class (laptop, tablet, etc.).


Ideal candidates are law enforcement professionals who are primarily assigned to court security or related functions.

Participant Feedback:

“All the great and knowledgeable instructors on different subject matter in a comprehensive, practical lesson plan. A lot of experience was represented and offered in the class.”

“Excellent thought-provoking curriculum which deals with real world potential needs and events while providing great resources to consider when development plans to deal with these contingencies.”

“Very good instructor - showed great knowledge and passion. Developed good rapport with students. Course material was well-designed.”

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