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Auditor's Log
Stardate: 5692.1
Time: 1441
Subject: Security Audit for Facility 4028

After receiving complaints from many Captains who have recently visited Facility 4028, Starfleet Intelligence has ordered a security audit of the facility.

On the above date and approximate time I, Vice Admiral Ravin Mot, conducted a security audit of Facility 4028, a maximum security penal facility located in the Ayala System of the Regulos Sector Block. Upon arrival I was challenged by a hologram simply known as the "Warden." I properly identified myself and, after a quick security check, I was allowed entry into the facility by way of the transporter.

After I materialized inside the facility I found myself alone, with only a voice recording to guide me, directing all visitors to seek out the warden by following a blue line. Thus begins the first of many security breaches I discovered at what is supposed to be our highest level security facility in the Federation. Recommendation, a security escort would be advisable here. Not only for a visitor's protection, but to ensure that visitor isn't armed, which I was.

After exiting the facility's transporter room I found the blue line the voice was referring to. I've researched the facility's security and know that it is made up of holograms. What I found odd was that these holograms were wearing armor. Why? Aesthetics, I guess. They were also armed with phaser rifles, security breach number two. It's not advisable to allow staff to carry potentially lethal weapons inside a facility known to house violent criminals. Even a stun phaser at the highest setting can be lethal.

The blue line lead me to a door marked Processing Area A. A pad presented itself to me as I reached the door. Looking around, I expected to see one of the Holo Officers move to approach the pad, but they did not. So I manipulated the pad to open the door and lower the force field. Security breach number three. Visitors should not be allowed to open, close, or deactivate security doors or force fields, or activate a security bridge.

I walked into a small area where I found the "Warden." I identified myself and asked If I could inspect the cells on this level. After another quick check of my ID, the warden pointed me to the access panel to gain access to one of the secure wings. Again, manipulating the panel myself, I deactivated the force field, activated the bridge, and opened the door. Turning around I walked back to the door I originally entered through to find that it too was wide open providing a clear path form the secure wing into the main lobby of the facility. Security breach number four, before one entry way opens the other entry way should be secure.

I was allowed to enter the secure wing alone, walking by the first cell I noticed the security pad to the cell presented itself to me. I accessed the pad and found out I could freely open the cell door, however I was not granted access to the force field, which, with the lack of security found in this facility did surprise me. Alas, I should have not been allowed to roam the wing unescorted, much less been allowed to open cell doors.

I concluded my inspection there. Never in my 23 years in Starfleet have I come across such a poorly run facility. I presented the breeches to the "Warden," and reported my findings to Starfleet Intelligence.
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# 2
03-04-2012, 06:26 PM
((I smell the foundation of the next literary challenge! Great PR!

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=))
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# 3
03-04-2012, 07:25 PM
Not sure why the mod put the OP here and merged the rest of the thread into the general feedback thread. Lost a pretty good discussion with this thread.
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03-04-2012, 07:27 PM
The author sounds like an RL Corrections, Security, or Police Officer (former or present).
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03-04-2012, 09:16 PM
Security Breach #1: A security escort would make sense, although the player character in the mission is tasked with escorting the highest level prisoner in the entire facility out, so perhaps for that reason they would not provide one. However, obviously you would be armed for such a task!! Smh...

Security Breach #2: The rifles were obviously holographic, otherwise they would've all dropped to the ground when the holograms were deactivated. Holograms using holographic weapons that can be disengaged easily. Sounds pretty safe and secure to me.

Security Breach #3: Again, the player character is assigned by command to escort the highest level prisoner out of the facility, obviously you are going to have clearance far beyond a normal visitor!! Again, smh.

Security Breach #4: I'll give you that one, I completely agree that activating the second walkway should automatically deactivate the previous walkway and reinitialize the forcefield.



In short, there is actually only 1, maybe 1.5 security breaches.


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Originally Posted by RynoHawk
The author sounds like an RL Corrections, Security, or Police Officer (former or present).
No, I don't think someone with that kind of background would repeatedly use the wrong form of "breach" lol
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03-04-2012, 09:30 PM
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Not sure why the mod put the OP here and merged the rest of the thread into the general feedback thread. Lost a pretty good discussion with this thread.
Wait, this was on another forum before?

Where was it?
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# 7
03-04-2012, 09:41 PM
The map was fun. The mission is fun.
The security in this alleged top-secret facility is abysmal.
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03-04-2012, 10:16 PM
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Not sure why the mod put the OP here and merged the rest of the thread into the general feedback thread. Lost a pretty good discussion with this thread.
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Originally Posted by KiraYamato
Wait, this was on another forum before?

Where was it?
Yeah, originally I posted this in the Star Trek Online Discussion forum, then discovered that it was merged with the feedback thread. I inquired about it here, and apparently the OP was found and moved here. I figure it would have been near impossible to find the rest of the posts that went with the original thread.

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Originally Posted by RynoHawk
The author sounds like an RL Corrections, Security, or Police Officer (former or present).
Yep, based this story using my experience as a real world Correctional Officer.

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No, I don't think someone with that kind of background would repeatedly use the wrong form of "breach" lol
Actually, you'd be surprised as to how many wrong, and misspelled words you will find in reports from Law Enforcement officials. I've seen some real doozies come from State Police agencies, and even government agencies in the 16 years that I've been in the profession. Some reports that would give the worst grammatically incorrect posts on these forums a run for their money. Believe it or not we are human, and rely on spell check way too much. Oh, and corrected. :p
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03-04-2012, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Section-31 View Post
Security Breach #1: A security escort would make sense, although the player character in the mission is tasked with escorting the highest level prisoner in the entire facility out, so perhaps for that reason they would not provide one. However, obviously you would be armed for such a task!! Smh...

Security Breach #2: The rifles were obviously holographic, otherwise they would've all dropped to the ground when the holograms were deactivated. Holograms using holographic weapons that can be disengaged easily. Sounds pretty safe and secure to me.

Security Breach #3: Again, the player character is assigned by command to escort the highest level prisoner out of the facility, obviously you are going to have clearance far beyond a normal visitor!! Again, smh.

Security Breach #4: I'll give you that one, I completely agree that activating the second walkway should automatically deactivate the previous walkway and reinitialize the forcefield.



In short, there is actually only 1, maybe 1.5 security breaches.l
Now to deal with the rest of your post, and, mind you, this is based off of the 21st century policies found at the prison I work at, which is a male medium security state facility. However, I am familiar with the policies at our maximum and supermax prisons. I believe most state agencies have similar policies. My story also uses that knowledge as its basis.

Security Breach #1 Until an inmate is outside of the facility, he remains our responsibility. He is monitored from cell to exit by correctional staff. Not necessarily personally escorted like in the facility I work at, unless the inmate is on segregation. However, this facility in STO appears to be, at least, maximum security if not supermax. In that case all inmates will be secured with at least handcuffs and often times leg irons, and escorted by at least two correctional officers at all times within the facility.

On to weapons. At no time will weapons be allowed beyond the secured perimeter of the facility, they must be checked and stored at designated areas outside the secured perimeter. That goes for all facilities, pre-release and up. We do not carry lethal firearms inside the facility, just radios, cuffs, and mace.

Security Breach #2: You got me there. We don't have a policy in place for holo officers and phaser rifles. I would like to point out, though, that the rifles don't phase with the holograms, so if they're real, refer to my last statement in "Security Breach #1."

Security Breach #3: Again, as long as the inmate is in our custody, he is still our responsibility. I don't care if you're here on behalf of the director of the FBI, or the President of the United States, you will not be allowed to go to an inmate's cell and escort him, by yourself, inside the facility. Unless, of course, you are a correctional employee from another facility within the state, but even then we like to escort our own inmates. The inmate will be brought to you, by an escort, as explained above, in a max or supermax facility.

Security Breach #4: Glad we could agree on something. :p
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# 10
03-04-2012, 11:08 PM
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Believe it or not we are human
And this is why your all going to be replaced by Holograms :p

But I do agree with the Security Breach #1, 3 and 4.

All in all I enjoyed the mission, but those three would have made it feel more real.
Hell I am not a corrections hologram and I thought it was odd I didn't have even one escort.

And I was sad I couldn't release the inmates sooner... I mean they gave me the codes.. how do they know I am not dumb, or evil, enough to cause the riot myself
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