Chapter 10: Judiciary-Related Offices
Secure Computer Terminal/Printer and Secure LAN Equipment Rooms. Both
rooms must be equipped with a secure cipher lock, card reader, or keypad to limit
entrance to authorized personnel. Any means of access through the ceiling plenum,
pipe chase, or other similar spaces must be eliminated.
The secure computer terminal/printer and
secure LAN equipment rooms may be
combined and shared between U.S. Probation
and Pretrial Services Offices; however, access
to the shared room is required within each
office's restricted circulation.
Pretrial Services Office Suite. In some instances, the Pretrial Services Office is
located outside the courthouse. If this is the case, an office suite inside the courthouse
must be provided. The suite must include an interview room of 150 NSF (13.9 Nm2)
and a secretarial space of 70 NSF (6.5 Nm2). The interview room must provide
acoustical confidentiality and be furnished with a telephone.
Satellite Offices. For offices with jurisdictions covering a wide geographic area,
staffed satellite offices might be needed. These offices must be equipped for urinalysis
and have the same security requirements as a main office. Facilities within the main
office must be available for occasional use by officers stationed in satellite offices.
When a Probation/Pretrial Services Office
cannot be housed in the main courthouse, it is
possible for the office to be housed in
adjoining or nearby buildings in leased space.
The security and alarm systems for the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Offices