Judicial Services

SabreHawk Judicial Security Specialists possess decades of operational experience with the United States Marshals Service, acknowledged global leader in judicial security.

Judicial Security Services

SabreHawk Judicial Security Specialists possess decades of operational experience with the United States Marshals Service (USMS), acknowledged global leader in judicial security. All of our specialists are retired USMS operational personnel with significant experience in Court Security and Judicial Protection within the United States and internationally for nations with common law, civil law, and hybrid judicial systems. SabreHawk can provide any jurisdiction at the municipal, county, state, military, federal, and international level with consulting, analytics, implementation, and training services at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Judicial Security and its two critical pillars, Court Security and Judicial Protection, must evolve to keep pace with changing tactics and advancing technology that serve to challenge those tasked with safeguarding the Rule of Law and the Administration of Justice. These endeavors are daunting as our justice system mandates an environment that is simultaneously accessible to the public while free from intimidation, threat, and attack. It is an unfortunate fact that tactics used overseas to attack courts and judges migrate to the U.S.

Historically, Court Security and Judicial Protection initiatives have almost exclusively focused on the court facility itself. These efforts remain critical and must continue, as courthouses serve as fundamental symbols of a democratic and civil society. However, as court facilities continue to be hardened against internal and external threats, Displacement (realignment of focus from hard to soft targets) transitions attacks against judges, prosecutors, parties, witnesses, attorneys, and other key court staff to their homes, or other sites away from the facility

SabreHawk will develop and implement a robust and comprehensive Judicial Security risk management plan that incorporates vulnerability and threat data for effective security policy, procedures, and practices specific to jurisdictional and court related activities, as well as for judges and key court personnel while at home, or otherwise away from the courthouse.


We provide consulting for:
  • High-Threat Proceedings Planning & Operations
  • High Profile Trials & Proceedings
  • Media Intensive & High Public Interest
  • Judicial Security Operations
  • Multiple In-Custody Defendants
  • Protective Intelligence/Establishing Networks
  • Protective Investigations & Case Management
  • Inappropriate Communications
  • Threats
  • Attacks
  • Reporting Procedures & Requirements
  • Sequestered Jury Operations & Security
  • Witness Security & Production
We provide training for:
  • Justices, Judges, Magistrates & All Other Judicial Officers
  • Staff & Family Members
  • Court Administrators,  Assistant Administrators & Senior Staff
  • Clerks of Court & Staff
  • Prosecutors & Staff
  • Courthouse & Courtroom Staff
  • Bailiffs, Clerks, Assistants, Court Reporters, etc.
  • Attorneys, Paralegals & Support Staff
  • Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Supervisors & Dedicated Judicial Security Managers
  • LEOs & Dedicated Judicial Security Line Officers
  • LEO Managers & Officers Not Dedicated to Judicial Security Duties
  • Contract Security Personnel Assigned to Courthouses

Our Judicial Security Specialists can provide ad hoc products and services such as a single survey, assessment, or training session to a pilot project providing several services, all the way to a complex and comprehensive judicial security program on a district, circuit, or statewide basis that can include consulting, training, and full implementation of all our services.

Successful risk mitigation efforts must include regular and periodic assessment and survey activity of court processes and facilities. This protocol calls for objective observation and analyses. SabreHawk’s Judicial Security Specialists will provide your jurisdiction the objectivity of a “fresh set of eyes” supported by decades of relevant experience.

Our specialists can assist you with technical criteria and information in support of budgetary requests and the writing of federal and state grant applications. Two classifications corresponding to safeguarding judges often overlooked involve the nexus between Emergency Preparedness and Counter-Terrorism initiatives in support of the Rule of Law.

Does one or more of the following circumstances apply to your jurisdiction?

  • A security survey has not been conducted at your courthouse within the past three years.
  • A security survey has not been conducted at your courthouse since a major renovation was completed.
  • A judge or key court employee is under active or significant threat and a comprehensive threat assessment has not been conducted.
  • A judge or key court employee has been the victim of an attack resulting in injury or death.

Your courthouse has experienced a significant security or safety breach causing:

  • Injury or fatality
  • Hung jury or mistrial
  • Escape/attempted escape of a prisoner
  • IT/Data loss or compromiseLoss of property/cash
  • Damage/destruction to property
  • Vandalism
  • Fire/Arson/Flood
  • Other-intentional/inadvertent/accidental

If you want to address any, or all of these issues, please contact us.