Serco has significant expertise in the delivery of court security and custody services in Australia and the United Kingdom, helping to ensure the secure and efficient operation of courts.
Between 2011 and 2017, Serco provided integrated court security, custody, transport, and escort services to the Western Australian State Government, serving fourteen metropolitan and nine regional courts. This included the provision of court orderlies, gallery guards, perimeter guards, security management within court custody centres, and courtroom dock guards.
In the UK we also transport prisoners to and from 24 crown courts and 43 magistrates' courts. We cover many of the most high profile courts in England and Wales, including the Royal Courts of Justice, the Central Criminal Court and Westminster Magistrates' Courts.
Our court security service expertise include the provision of security (excluding custody), court orderlies, gallery guards, perimeter security to external premises and internal security of public areas within major courts.
Our court custody service expertise comprises the provision of security services within the court custody centre and the secure circulation paths leading to and from courtrooms. This includes dock guards in courtrooms for the management of persons in custody and the management of custody centres where one forms part of a court complex.
We have experience delivering specialist services in the Children’s Court including custody and dock guarding duties, as well as regional and metro juvenile transport services.
We have demonstrated that we can work closely with magistrates and the sitting members to meet the changing needs of individual courts.