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Sep 17, 2011
Male user CqCasting 10 posts

Topic: Everything Education / Emergency Tower Evac.

My co-workers and I have had this discussion going around for several years with our Administration. To this day the scenario remains UN-resolved. Lets see how sharp or how creative you can get. There is no wrong answer, just use your best creative ideas.

Our towers are enclosed with no exterior catwalks. Tower height, about 40-44 feet.
The Exercise: Major control notifies shift that they have a land-line lockout in Tower 6, (line lockout is an emergency alarm system). The Officer is unresponsive and not in view from other vantage points. Radio and other communication systems fail to acquire a response.
Shift sends a response team to investigate, they gain entry and find the officer unresponsive, weak pulse, and shallow breathing. This Officer weighs around 300lbs and the interior structure with spiral staircase makes transport impossible on a litter.

The best option for getting him out is through a window. How would you go about getting him out in the shortest amount of time and as safely without causing injury to other? Were open for discussion…

 
Feb 13, 2011
Male user CqCasting 10 posts

Topic: Security Central / Somthing to watch out for.

Yes we have had cards and letters soaked come to the mailroom, they have done a great job in catching them.

Has anyone run across coded letters from stg members? Some codes appear as words in part capital letters and lower case mixed, Some appear in jibberish and make little or no sence. There is more to codes and I don’t have that information but it seems this is something that needs brought up in our In-Service trng.

Speaking of Stg’s, has anyone noticed more activity or violence in their facility, or is it isolated?

 
Feb 13, 2011
Male user CqCasting 10 posts

Topic: A Broader View / Are You A Knuckle Dragger?

Hey Sniper7310, got to agree with the humor aspect. If someone were to tell me the things these idiots do before I got into this business I’d never believed them. As for the recession, look around. It’s nation…scratch that, World Wide as our economey effects the World. DSHS is dropping claims as families have exceeded the time frames and are no longer elligable for benefits. For those who are dealing with Labor & Industries in a fight for disability, only adds to the stress and depression. The result will increase in crime and suicide.
In WA, they have lowered the standards so new recruits may get hired on….lol

 
Feb 08, 2011
Male user CqCasting 10 posts

Topic: In Memory of... / CO Jayme Lee Biendl

Not to ridicule or throw blame as this is the potential of the job we do every day. The risks are real and in place 24/7, anyone who thinks the offenders we’re in charge of are there for your entertainment and you feel comfortable around them needs to re evaluate. The best defense is to stay aware of your surroundings and know where your partners (co-workers) are. We watch each others back so we can continue doing what we do for family, friends and the community.

The best defense we can do for ourselves is to stay alert, keep physically fit and if you can form a sparring program with your co-workers for your off time workouts. We only get one training session per year in defensive tactics and unless you work on a post that requires continued use of force practices, proficiency is non existent. When it comes to a life threatening situation, you have the right to defend yourself. Job site training is not enough, offenders will use anything and everything as a weapon against us. In closing, you do what you have to to stay alive. This job is not worth dieing for.

 
Feb 08, 2011
Male user CqCasting 10 posts

Topic: The Club House / Where in the world are you

Your correct Mudflap, I take it you’r also in WA? I’m new to this forum, not sure how this reply thing works compared to other blogs I’ve been on. Yes, I’ve been on the Peninsula sense Oct. 1980.

 
Feb 06, 2011
Male user CqCasting 10 posts

Topic: The Club House / Where in the world are you

I started my career in 1980 @ OCC and CBCC in 1986

 
Feb 06, 2011
Male user CqCasting 10 posts

Topic: Health & Wellness / Physical Conditioning?

Great topic, in WA they have lowered the physical standards so that more people could qualifie and hire on. Unless you are ERT or SERT Team members there isn’t any requirements in place. My personal view point is that it is up to each individual to take the responsability of keeping in shape. Where we work and where our co-workers live makes poor off duty time gathering. Our work force is spread out in a 60 mile radius. What would be ideal is to form small groups (2 – 6) who share in working out together. Someone to spar with and practice take-downs and control tactics. This once a year training in DT’s is lacking in proficancey and technical development. Now that I think about it, I need to put that out there to our facility.

 
Feb 06, 2011
Male user CqCasting 10 posts

Topic: In Memory of... / CO Jayme Lee Biendl

SUBJECT: CORRECTIONAL OFFICER DEATH IN PRISON CHAPEL
I am deeply saddened to inform you that last night Correctional Officer Jayme Biendl was found dead in the chapel at the Monroe Correctional Complex. We have not had a staff member death inside of an institution since 1979, and I am completely heartbroken that I have to share this news with you today.
At about 9:14 p.m., staff conducted a routine count of offenders inside the Washington State Reformatory Unit and discovered that an offender was missing. The suspect was found three minutes later in the chapel lobby and told officers he planned to escape.
An hour later, staff members completed an inventory of equipment and discovered that a correctional officer’s keys and radio were missing. Staff members immediately went to the chapel where the officer worked and found her unresponsive. The staff conducted CPR and called 911. Emergency responders declared the officer dead at the scene at 10:49 p.m.
The suspect is serving life without parole under the Persistent Offender Act. He was convicted in 1997.
We have a number of violent offenders in our prison system that we monitor and supervise on a daily basis. Yet, this is one of the most horrific events that we’ve experienced at the hands of an offender in an extremely long time. We have professional, committed and talented staff members who show up for work without hesitation to ensure the ongoing safety of our communities. And, each day our officers in prisons and community corrections go to work knowing that there is a potential for violence.
We will thoroughly review this incident but right now it is a time to grieve for our loss—the loss of the life of Jayme Biendl, the loss suffered by her family, friends and co-workers, and the loss by each and every one of you who work for this Department.
We will fully cooperate with Monroe Police Department in the investigation of this case. We’ve taken steps to notify next of kin and met with family members personally to offer our
STATE OF WASHINGTON
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
P. O. Box 41101Olympia, Washington 98504-1101
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support. Resources have also been provided to Monroe staff to help them get through this difficult and painful time.
We ask that you continue to pray for the family members and colleagues who so genuinely cared for Officer Biendl who lost her life in the line of duty.

 
Feb 06, 2011
Male user CqCasting 10 posts

Topic: In Memory of... / CO Jayme Lee Biendl

Correctional Officer Jayme Biendl Information
Updated February 4, 2011

Memorial Funds
Contributions to Officer Biendl’s family can be made at any Key Bank location under the name “Jayme Biendl Memorial Fund.”

Donations for costs related to the memorial service can be made under the name “In Memory of Jayme Biendl” at any Union Bank, formerly known as Frontier Bank. Any remaining funds will be given to the family.

Memorial Services
The memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, February 8 at 1 p.m. at Comcast Arena in Everett.

There will be no funeral procession for the service. Due to parking limitations, Law Enforcement and Fire/EMS are also asked not to drive large vehicles such as fire engines or ambulances to the service.

Additional information about seating, parking and shuttle service is available on the front page of InsideDOC.

Condolences and Flowers
Condolences for Officer Biendl’s family can be sent to:

Maryann Sutton, Human Resource Consultant
Monroe Correctional Complex
PO Box 777
Monroe, WA 98272

Flowers can be sent to the Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Avenue in Everett either on Monday, February 7 from noon to 5 p.m. or Tuesday, February 8 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Black Mourning Bands
Black mourning ribbons/bands for badges are available through CI. Contact Chuck Prather at Airway Heights to order. (In-stock quantities are limited to 400, with more being produced as requested.)

Bands are also available for staff members at many local retailers. Most companies offer these bands to staff at no cost.

Seattle
Blumenthal Uniforms
Krosen’s Inc.
Tacoma
Lighthouse Uniforms
Blumenthal Uniforms (Des Moines)
Lakewood
Tactical Tailor
Portland
Blumenthal Uniforms
Spokane
Blumenthal Uniforms

 
Feb 06, 2011
Male user CqCasting 10 posts

Topic: Security Central / Inmates and disposable razors

Change the process, exchange the razors one-for-one and examine both to make sure the razor turned in and the one issued is intact. If the one turned in is missing, altered or broken a call to action of search and follow through is required, making the offender accountable.




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