PROJECT: New Mexico Statewide Court Security Assessment and Development of Strategic Plan,Santa Fe, New Mexico
Doņa Anna County Courthouse, Las Cruces, New Mexico. An exemplary renovation of an historic high school into a fully functional District (trial) Courthouse.
|Housed in a wide variety
of buildings, the district and magistrate courts of New Mexico serve
communities ranging from several hundred residents of rural counties and
metropolitan areas such as Albuquerque. Security services and provisions in
most district courts are minimal; even less in the magistrate courts; and
non-existent in the Supreme Court Building. The Supreme Court of New Mexico
named the Statewide Court Security Team and the Administrative Office of the
Courts coordinated this project and awarded it to LSC. Assessing security
statewide by means of a site survey of fifteen courts and a mail survey of 600
users of the entire system, we developed a strategic plan to implement security
and facility improvements with two parts:
SERVICES: Under contract with the AOC, Mr. Siegel formed and led a three person consultant team including two colleagues with long experience in court administration and security, and in state and local government initiatives. He developed the project plan and led the team in conducting the on-site survey, the mail survey, analyzing the data, preparing the project reports, and presenting the results to the AOC, courts, and public.
DATE: 1998 - 1999
REFERENCE: Robert. J Klein, Management Specialist, Administrative Office of the Courts, 237 Don Gaspar, Room 25 Santa Fe, NM 87501, 505 827 4808
RESPONSIBILITIES: Contracted for the project, assembled the team, and led the project, carrying out activities in each aspect of the work.