Break-resistant glazing is required at the clerk's office public counter. Bullet-resistant
glazing is required at the cashier window where security is not present.
Break-resistant glazing is required at the probation and pretrial public counters.
The design of special protective glazing must take into consideration maintenance and
replacement. Protective glazing should be installed in standardized sizes to allow for ease of
replacement. Counters where glazing is installed should have bullet- or break-resistant
shielding built into modesty panels and side panels to match the glazing.
USMS Designated Areas
Users. The USMS is located within each Federal court facility to provide judicial protection
and safely transport and produce prisoners. In those facilities that contain U.S. district or
magistrate courts, USMS maintains appropriate office, support, and detention space to
transport, process and control prisoners. At locations where only courts of appeal or
bankruptcy courts are housed, no detention space will be provided and only court security
offices will be required. Areas within the facility designated for USMS occupancies include:
Secure public reception area.
Administrative and clerical area.
Operation squad rooms, including the warrants unit, the seized asset unit, and the general
operations unit located next to the central detention cellblock area.
Central detention cellblock.
Courtroom holding cells.
Court security office.
Witness security office.
pril 5, 1996