The Warden is a member of the security staff, responsible for the Brig and the prisoners. They have also has access to the armoury and is responsible for handing out equipment. They have control over the Brig and the Prison Wing
Out of Character wise: Read the rules carefully before playing as a member of Security.
In Character wise: As the person responsible for processing prisoners, you are expected to have a good knowledge of Space Law. Failing to brig people for the correct times, or brigging people for non-existent crimes may result in a job ban.
You'll need to be able to operate the cells, as well as know the weapons in the armoury. If you don't know the difference between an egun and an ion rifle, and when to use either, you should play security officer and ask for a demonstration from the warden when it's quiet.
Like all security roles, robustness is required. You'll mostly be dealing with unruly prisoners as the Warden however, so extreme combat ability is not required.
Some medical knowledge may be helpful, but is not required - the Brig Physician can handle that, but they are not always present.
For Standard Operating Procedure for this role and other security roles, please see Standard Operating Procedure (Security).
For Standard Operating Procedure when processing criminals, please see Legal Operating Procedure.
Things to Know
As a Warden, you have full control over the entirety of the Brig. Other than that, you are on the same level as everyone else in Security. You report to the Head of Security just like every other officer. The only difference is that you are expected to take over should the Head of Security become unavailable. Additionally, you are authorized to issue permanent brig sentences.
Have an advanced knowledge of Space Law. There aren't many people who want to be brigged for no reason, and nobody wants to be Add to dictionary without due cause. If necessary, you might even need to release a prisoner for being held unlawfully. Note that you have digression when it comes to legal representation for prisoners, as well as guests.
Try not to rely on your Taser or Baton too much, seeing as the most prisoners will already be handcuffed. Additionally the flash built in to each cell will subdue an opponent long enough to cuff/buckle them. A prisoner should be buckled and flashed when removing handcuffs. Your sec HUD will be invaluable in making sure that they are marked accordingly when detained or released.
To help your Warden-ing ways, grab a pair of cuffs (for prisoner transportation) that are in a box in the armoury, and a stun baton. You already have a Taser and a pair of HUDsunglasses. Several portable flashers are in the armoury. These CAN and will be useful in securing the brig during attacks. Make sure no one gets your ID, and you know who the Head of Security is, as you need to defend your equipment from would-be thieves.
Half of your job is to look after the prisoners; make sure they aren't abused or given unfair sentences and that they don't escape. The other half of your job is to arm security with weapons in emergencies. You are not a Security Officer and should not leave the brig if possible. Ensure the prisoners are given the right amount of time and are let out when they have done their time.
If you have no prisoners to watch out for, you should be coordinating your officers over your radio channel, checking cameras when people call for help, and updating arrest records. Your fellow officers will appreciate your help in sending them where they can make a difference. You should also do a role call every so often, to make sure that all your officers are still alive and well. You have the opportunity to make Security run like a well-oiled machine.
Also make sure you keep track of what's in the armoury. You start with a list of everything in the armoury and should keep track of who and what's being taken and there reason why.
Don't Sit Around
Sitting at your desk is alright, but you should make sure to scan the cell blocks every once in a while to make sure no one is hurt in the cells, or there are any areas of break in. Your job is to protect all of security from people busting in, or out. A quick sweep every few minutes should be fine, being a warden is a mostly relaxing job, but maintaining order and security within the Brig is an essential part, if not the main point, of your job.
If you are going to sit around, it may be worthwhile to update the security records for your prisoners. Seriously. Update the security records. As you have, generally, the most sedentary job in security, most bureaucracy falls to you. See Example Paperwork. The Detective however, should be keeping dossiers on cases and processing evidence; if there is contraband and weapons strewn about processing, with no paper trail as to how or why, remind him of this. There are evidence bag boxes in the SecTech machines if the ones in processing run out.
When the time comes, either in the form of a code red situation, or a level-5 or level-3 biohazard, you will need to distribute gear to officers. If the AI is rogue, give the ion rifle to the person the HoS directs you to. In the event of a Blob outbreak or Terror Spider outbreak, distribute the lasers, hardsuits, and bio-suits. Tear gas and riot suits/shields will protect officers during violent uprisings. Internal Affairs and the Magistrate are not a formal part of Security and should not be armed unless you are directed to do so by the Head of Security or higher.
Clearance Level Check
Remember: Security personnel are not allowed armoury weapons other than Tasers on code green with the exception of a pressing emergency. Even on code blue, Lethal weapons require authorization from the Head of Security or higher. Non-security personnel require a signed and stamped permit from the Head of Security or Captain. Remember, as per SOP, the HoS has the final say in armoury management, overruling even you. He is not however, immune to the SOP clause prohibiting him from emptying the armoury into their bag.
Similarly, remember, nobody other than yourself, the Head of Security, and the Captain are allowed into the armoury. Anyone else entering the armoury entering the armour without explicit permission (barring exceptional circumstances) should be charged with major trespass. Anyone breaking into the armoury from space (happens more than you might think) should be charged with B&E of a restricted area. Under Space Law, unauthorized personnel in the armoury are to be considered armed and dangerous, and subdued with the appropriate caution.
When a detainee is brought in they need to be searched and have their status set to "Incarcerated", preferably in the cells or in processing. Do not lose track of their items. If they have not already been informed of their charges and sentence, do so then. Their timer should be set as soon as possible, and any non-contraband should be put in the cell locker. Do NOT strip them of their shoes, uniform, headset, PDA, or ID, unless they have brig access. Buckle them to the cell's bed, make sure you are no longer grabbing/pulling them, and remove their cuffs; have your flash/baton in the other hand. Stun them, pick up the cuffs, and exit the cell. Should the prisoner need non-life-threatening medical aid, do so now. If they're records have not been updated to reflect their crimes, do so now with your HUD.
Note that if the prisoner is critically injured, simply remove their bag, empty their pockets, and get them to the Brig Physician. Whilst they are being treated, start their cell timer and update their records. Once treated, process as normal.
If the prisoner has been sentenced to a permanent sentence, cyborgification, or execution see Legal Operating Procedure for detailed proceedings. YOUR role can be summarized as follows:
If the prisoner has not yet been made aware of their sentence, do so. Remove their Items and clothing and change them into prison scrubs and orange shoes. Their ID is to be terminated by the HoP or Captain, and their PDA, uniform, tools, bag, shoes, and other belongings placed in a prison locker (The ones fore of interrogation, NOT the ones in the cells). They are to be given their terminated ID and headset with general, non-departmental, comms (This can be achieved by clicking on their headset with a screwdriver). Giving them a tracking implant is often a good idea, especially if they are receiving a permanent sentence. Make sure the records are updated and take them to the prison wing for permanent sentences, or to the designated location for the execution(Usually the transfer center of firing range), as directed by the HoS. If the sentence is to be delivered outside of the brig, such as exile or cyborgization, it is best to hand them over to HoS. Having the Brig Physician morgue them after you put them in a PROPERLY LABELED body bag is ideal.