Experience the first course in the Arkansas Court Security Officer (AR-CSO) Training series.
Because courthouses must be accessible and in centralized locations, they are vulnerable to acts of random violence. Courts must have proper court security procedures, technology, personnel, and architectural features, to not only protect the safety of the people and property within and around the courts, but also the integrity of the judicial process. While there is no one solution to issues concerning court security, proper planning must involve collaboration with law enforcement offices, emergency agencies, and governing bodies.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
In this course you'll learn many new skills including how to:
- How to Respond to an Active Shooter
- Best Practices in Court Security
- Judicial Threat Management
- Body Language as a Communication Tool
This course issues a certificate of completion that is valid and available through the end of the calendar year. Be sure to download your certificate after completing the course. Certifications expire and certificates are removed at the end of each calendar year.
Consult the FAQ page
for helpful instructions prior to starting this course.
Certified Arkansas Law Enforcement Officers please note:
This training course (including all 4 modules) has been approved for 4 hours of training credit. The Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts’ Director of Security and Emergency Preparedness will ensure that your participation and completion of the course will be submitted to the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. The CLEST portal will be updated on a regular basis. Please print the certificate awarded at the conclusion of the course for your record.
If you are an Arkansas certified law enforcement officer, to receive official credit for completion of this online training course, please email Pete Hollingsworth (Pete.Hollingsworth@arcourts.gov
) with your certificate of completion and your C.L.E.S.T. (Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training) identification number.
This course is intended for additional court security officer training only and does not replace the required 12 hours of classroom training required of Arkansas court security officers, per the authority of Act 576 of 2007.