Ergonomic Chairs for Comfort & Safety
Specialized Law Enforcement Seating for Courthouses, Police Stations, Jails & Communication Centers
Providing ergonomic comfort, increasing facility safety, and protecting the human dignity of persons deprived of their liberty is our mission. Court Security Products offers seating for your 24/7 working environment without sacrificing style, safety or design. If you are building or remodeling a courthouse, police station, jail or communication center, we can assist you with a specialized package of ergonomic office chairs that will enhance the comfort and safety of your employees, facility, and in-custody persons.
The Custody Chair
As the owner of Court Security Products, and a retired deputy sheriff who worked in the Superior Court of San Diego for over 20 years, I recognize the current need for a custody chair that provides added safety and security in courtrooms, jails and police stations. With the help and support of Ergonomic Comfort Design, we manufacture The Custody Chair, meeting the expectations and requirements of today’s safety environment. The Custody Chair is the least restrictive restraint system available, making it a perfect tool for non-combative custodial persons.
The Custody Chair is ideal for use at defendant tables, witness stands and interview rooms.
American Bar Association Treatment of Prisoners Standards
Use of Restraint Mechanisms and Techniques 23-5.9
“(a) Correctional authorities should not use restraint mechanisms such as handcuffs, leg irons, straitjackets, restraint chairs, and spit-masks as a form of punishment or retaliation. Subject to the remainder of this Standard, restraints should not be used except to control a prisoner who presents an immediate risk of self-injury or injury to others, to prevent serious property damage, for health care purposes, or when necessary as a security precaution during transfer or transport.
(b) When restraints are necessary, correctional authorities should use the least restrictive forms of restraints that are appropriate and should use them only as long as the need exists, not for a predetermined period of time. Policies relating to restraints should take account of the special needs of prisoners who have physical or mental disabilities, and of prisoners who are under the age of eighteen or are geriatric, as well as the limitations specified in Standard 23-6.9 for pregnant prisoners or those who have recently given birth. Correctional authorities should take care to prevent injury to restrained prisoners, and should not restrain a prisoner in any manner that causes unnecessary physical pain or extreme discomfort, or that restricts the prisoner’s blood circulation or obstructs the prisoner’s breathing or airways.”
Upon review and understanding of the above standards, courtroom security and a persons constitutional rights may be safely and significantly protected by utilizing a Custody Chair package in the following ways:
1. In-custody person sits in the same style and color of chair as everyone else in the courtroom. (eliminates juror speculation)
2. Adjustable locking restraint belt can be completely invisible to jurors. (no need for a table curtain)
3. The Custody Chair is pain-free and ergonomically comfortable for short or long trials. (person restrained, able to participate in trial without pain compliance)
4. The Custody Chair utilizes the least restrictive restraint available. (as required by case law and authorized by court after hearing on manifest need)
5. The Custody Chair can also be used in the witness box. (eliminates possible attack on judges and need for security to be very close to in-custody witness)
6. With judicial & security concurrence, use of The Custody Chair can reduce the number of security personnel required. (helps eliminate overtime costs)
Intensive Use 24/7 Big & Tall Deputies/Officers
500 Metropolis Series
Satisfying the demanding requirements of 24/7 use in Communication Centers, Police Stations and Jails. This series is offered in standard, large scale and extra-large scale for the above average population. Our large scale chairs are rated at 350-pound capacity and our extra-large-scale chairs are rated to 450 pounds.
Standard Features:* Full function heavy-duty executive tilt mechanism * Dual adjustable armrest (vertical and horizontal) * Heavy-duty inner-structure * Pneumatic seat height adjustment * Fully upholstered backrest with inner-edge upholstery protector * Large 26″ five-leg reinforced metal base with high impact casters * Contoured reinforced inner-structure with waterfall seat front * Ratchet execution backrest height adjustment mechanism on a “j” shaped back upright * Independent seat and back and rocking mode * Adjustable seat depth (seat slider) * Silhouette armpads
How Ergonomics Affect You
Not everything that has an ‘ergonomic’ label is a useful product; some are poorly designed and ultimately do more harm than good. Even well designed ergonomic products can cause problems when not used appropriately or correctly. As the pace of change quickens in law enforcement technology and workers spend more and more hours sitting in front of a computer monitor, repetitive stress injuries are increasing at an alarming rate.
Over the past decade, Ergonomic Comfort Design has worked closely with several ergonomists, health and safety consultants, physical therapists and risk managers to create seating products that are part of the solution, not part of the problem. ECD was one of the first to install seat sliders, width and height adjustable arms, thoracic support in the back cushions, memory foam in the seat cushions, and offer petite and large-scale chairs for smaller and larger workers.
MAS Certified Green
What is MAS Certified Green?
MAS Certified Green is a registered trademark to delineate your low VOC-emitting products in the marketplace so that purchasers and specifiers of those products know that they can earn credits in sustainability programs like LEED and California CHP program. It’s impossible today to read a paper or watch a newscast and not encounter the term “green” as a metaphor for sustainability, environmental stewardship and improved indoor air quality.