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DOC Statewide Security Advisory Councils

DOC Statewide Security Advisory Councils

Each quarter, DOC staff from across the state meet to have dialogue surrounding concerns, successes, and new ideas about security in correctional facilities and the community.
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Each quarter, Washington State Department of Corrections staff from across the state, along with representatives from the Teamsters, meet to have dialogue surrounding concerns, successes, and new ideas about security in correctional facilities and the community. The Statewide Security Advisory Council consists of individuals representing their Local Security Advisory Councils and bring with them updates on topics ranging from possible events to construction and routine maintenance.

The diverse groups of individuals include correctional officers, mental health staff, maintenance staff, and many more. With each operational area having its own uniqueness, the collaborative effort provides an opportunity to ask questions and develop solutions.

Key topics of the most recent meeting included the recently installed body scanner at Washington Corrections Potential new commissary products were evaluated, discussed, and tested to ensure safety.

Local and statewide councils are vital to the safety and security of each agency location. The demonstrated collaboration and communication is instrumental in helping the agency work toward the mission of improving public safety.

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