Timothy Fautsko

Timothy Fautsko has been a principal staff member at NCSC for 20 years.  Since conducting post-incident reviews in 2005 for courts in Atlanta, after the murders of a judge, court reporter, and court security officer, he has directed over 265 courthouse security assessments and conducted numerous personal and courthouse safety workshops for national and statewide organizations.  Mr. Fautsko is a staff liaison to the Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators (CCJ/COSCA) and a member of the United States Marshals Service (USMS) National Center for Judicial Security’s Executive Advisory Committee.  He has been a charter member of NACM since 1985.  He developed Steps to Best Practices in Court Security and Guidelines for Implementing Best Practices in Court Building Security—Costs, Priorities, Funding Strategies, and Accountability, a State Justice Institute (SJI) publication.  He contributed Entryway Screening: Courts First Line of Defense (2009) and “Courthouse Security Incidents Trending Upwards:  How to Face the Challenge?” (2011) to NCSC’s Trends in State Courts series.  His most recent publications include the Bureau of Justice Assistance report Status of Security in State Courts—A National Perspective, the most comprehensive court security review published.  He has consulted with court systems in Canada, Croatia, Italy, and other nations.  In December 2010, NCSC awarded him the Dale A. Sipes Memorial President’s Award for excellence in service.  He earned a master’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a bachelor’s degree from Walsh University in Canton, Ohio, where he serves on the university’s board of directors.