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Resolution 96-065-CCBOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Grant County, Washington A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE } GRANT COUNTY COURTHOUSE } SECURITY COMMITTEE ) } RESOLUTION NO. 96-65 -CC WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners find that increasing violence in the United States, State of Washington and Grant County causes great concern for the immediate health, safety and welfare of officials, personnel and visitors to courthouses; and WHEREAS, in response to the ever increasing violence making its way into courthouses, Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Durham convened a courthouse security summit in 1995, to explore ways to ensure the safety of officials, courthouse personnel and visitors conducting business in the courthouse; and WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners believe Grant County would benefit from a courthouse security committee which would seek to develop and maintain security standards in order to provide adequate security to officials, courthouse personnel and visitors conducting business in the courthouse, without unduly diminishing access to courthouse operations; WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners desire to create a Grant County Security Committee to review issues and recommend policies and procedures surroundinLT courthouse security: and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Grant County that there is hereby established a Grant County Courthouse Security RES. ESTABLISHING THE GRANT COUNTY COURTHOUSE SECURITY COMMITTEE - 1 Committee (Committee). Said Committee shall consist of the following members: 1. Chair of Board of Commissioners; 2. Grant County Sheriff; 3. Superior Court Judge; 4. District Court Judge; 5. Administrator of Juvenile Court Services; 6. Grant County Prosecutor; 7. Plant Supervisor; 8. County Clerk; 9. President of the Grant County Bar Association; 10. Designee of the Board of County Commissioners (District No. 1); 11. Designee of the Board of County Commissioners (District No. 2); 12. Designee of the Board of County Commissioners (District No. 3); and 13. The Grant County Assessor. Any of the aforementioned Committee members may designate in writing that an alternate representative attend Committee meetings in their place, except for the positions appointed by the Board of Commissioners; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Committee will research, coordinate, plan, and respond to requested directions from the Board of Commissioners as an advisory committee to the Board of Commissioners regarding courthouse security concerns within Grant County; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the administrative structure of the Committee shall be as follows: 1. All meetings of the Committee shall be covered by the latest edition of Roberts Rules of Order; 2. A Quorum shall consist of fifty percent (50%) of the filled positions on the Committee; and 3. The Sheriff shall chair the first meeting of the Committee. The Committee shall organize and elect a Chair at the first meeting scheduled after selection of the complete Committee and after the Board of Commissioners have been advised of the selections. The Chair shall call for periodic meetings of the Grant County Courthouse Security Committee in order to develop a plan, in accordance with the standards promulgated by the 1995 Courthouse Security Task Force convened by Chief Justice Durham, and as set forth herein, to be submitted to the Board of Commissioners; and 4. The Chair shall not have a vote except to break ties; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Committee will develop policy recommendations to the Board of Commissioners based on defined security needs to ensure the safety of officials, courthouse personnel and visitors conducting business in the courthouse; and RES. ESTABLISHING THE GRANT COUNTY COURTHOUSE SECURITY COMMITTEE - 2 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Committee will develop a plan with appropriate standards, to recommend to the Board of Commissioners to provide a safe and secure courthouse environment for the public, employees and officials, including without limitation the following areas: 1. security policy and procedures manual; 2. persons subject to screening; 3. courthouse security officers; 4. weapons in courthouse facilities; 5. movement of prisoners; 6. duress alarms for judges and court, and court related personnel; 7. closed-circuit video surveillance; 8. restricted access to court offices and other related offices; 9. after-hours security; 10. structural design of courthouse; and 11. incident reporting; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in order to satisfy its charge as set forth herein, the Committee shall: 1. Survey existing Grant County facilities (all rooms or buildings in which Grant County offices or courts conduct business) to identify security equipment now in place; and 2. Identify existing programs, procedures and measures which affect the security of Grant County officials, personnel and members of the public using Grant County facilities; and 3. Identify security concerns to member of the public using Grant County facilities, jurors, witnesses, officials and Grant County personnel; and 4. Propose to the Board of Commissioners, Judges, the Sheriff and/or other authorities or officials such programs, equipment, procedures and measures as the Committee finds appropriate to address identified security concerns. RES. ESTABLISHING THE GRANT COUNTY COURTHOUSE SECURITY COMMITTEE - 3 ADOPTED by the Board of County Commissioners of Grant County, Washington, this a 1,1+ day of May, 1996. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GRANT COUNTY, WASHINGTON Tim` S ead, Chair Helen Fancher, Member A� � �' ::: �-/- -. - I l LeRoy C Al son, Member ATTEST : Peg�g)L g, Cl e of the Board APPROVED AS TO FORM ONLY: Deputy Prosecuting Attorney RES. ESTABLISHING THE GRANT COUNTY COURTHOUSE SECURITY COMMITTEE - 4