GEO Amey PECS: International Transport Service

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In 2011, The GEO Group’s newly formed joint venture, GEOAmey PECS Ltd. provides inmate escort and court custody services in all of Wales and England with the exception of London and East of England. GEOAmey is a joint venture between GEO Transport, Inc. (GTI), the world leader in secure offender transportation and Amey, one of the UK’s leading facility management service providers. GEOAmey will provide inmate escort and court custody services in three geographic lots covering approximately 80% of England and all of Wales under a seven-year contracts with renewal options for three additional years with the UK Ministry of Justice. The three geographic lots include South West and South East, East Midlands, North East and Yorkshire/Humberside, and North West, West Midlands and Wales.

GEOAmey is responsible for managing approximately 2,600 Inmate movements daily using a fleet of almost 500 purpose designed custody vehicles and covering approximately 17.5 million miles annually. GEOAmey provides inmate escort and court custody services for approximately 250 courts and 123 jails and prisons throughout Wales and England. Included in its vehicle fleet, GEOAmey commissioned the manufacturing of over 400 new vehicles that were designed and built to strict specifications based on a detailed analysis of inmate movements and around UK Ministry of Justice requirements for safe, secure, comfortable, timely and cost-efficient movement of inmates.

GEOAmey operates 19 vehicle depot locations throughout Wales and England, including an Operations Control Center. These depot locations are strategically located and have been planned around a detailed analysis of inmate movement requirements in order to achieve optimum efficiency and maximize cost savings.

Secure and Safe USDOT Compliant Transport Vehicles

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GTI operates a variety of special secure transport vehicles designed and manufactured to meet the needs of the client at the most efficient and effective rate possible.

Every vehicle is equipped with a real-time GPS Satellite tracking and video recording system that adds additional security.

The GPS tracking system can be monitored from the local operating center and corporate headquarters.

On-board cameras and recording equipment provide additional security and safety for the officers and the detainees/prisoners being transported.

GEOtrack Software

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GEOtrack is a proprietary Detainee Management System designed to provide all the information necessary to safely and securely operate and track GTI transport missions in real time, and produce contract reports.

The system uses commercially available and integrated technologies essential to security. It integrates mobile technologies, as well as electronic fingerprint capture and comparison with room for expansion and future development.

GEOtrack’s software applications, databases, networks, and other layers are supported by a 24x7 help desk. The architecture of GEOtrack was developed to support mobile device interfaces for real time mission updates and standard industry applications for Back Office Support such as time and attendance, reporting tools and database services.

GTI has integrated vehicle satellite tracking communication with our proprietary software solution, GEOtrack. This provides constant mission status updates that are displayed on the GEOtrack Transportation Map and integrated into the GEOtrack Database.

U. S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Audit

GEO Transport Inc. prides itself on providing safe and secure transportation of inmates with quality service second to none. In keeping with this philosophy, we pride ourselves with successfully meeting the requirements set for us by our corporate management, clients, individual state agencies and importantly, as a for-hire passenger motor carrier, the U. S. Department of Transportation.

GTI recently underwent a US DOT comprehensive safety review of our operations and can proudly announce that GTI received a “Satisfactory” safety rating, the highest attainable rating issued by the agency.

The week long review included driver qualification files, hours of service logs, accident reviews, vehicle safety inspections and our company’s drug and alcohol testing procedures. With over 400 drivers and more than 270 vehicles nationwide, GTI safely logged 1,402,209 miles in 2015. The success of this audit is in large part due to our professional transportation teams of officers, corporate managers and supervisors at our facilities nationwide.

The system uses commercially available and integrated technologies essential to security. It integrates mobile technologies, as well as electronic fingerprint capture and comparison with room for expansion and future development.

GEOtrack’s software applications, databases, networks, and other layers are supported by a 24x7 help desk. The architecture of GEOtrack was developed to support mobile device interfaces for real time mission updates and standard industry applications for Back Office Support such as time and attendance, reporting tools and database services.

GTI has integrated vehicle satellite tracking communication with our proprietary software solution, GEOtrack. This provides constant mission status updates that are displayed on the GEOtrack Transportation Map and integrated into the GEOtrack Database.

GTI Regulatory Compliance

  • Interstate Transportation of Dangerous Criminals Act – Authority and Uniforms
  • DOT and FMSCA Regulations – Driver qualifications and training – Drugs tests and physical exams – Vehicle maintenance, inspections, driver logs
  • State and Federal Firearms – Training, qualification, inspections
  • State Licensing and Permitting – Vehicle, inspections, and permits – Company licensing
  • State and IRS Tax Recording and Reporting – Fuel tax, excise tax, etc.
  • Customer Transportation Standards (USMS and ICE) – Custody, detention and transportation
  • Contract Requirements – Performance and reporting –Billing and audits

Transport Officers

All transportation officers are fully qualified correctional officers and must obtain a state firearm license and USDOT compliant Commercial Driver’s License where required. This position provides for secure transport and/or guard service of detainees between destinations and ensures that the vehicle used for transportation activities is safe and properly maintained. The officer maintains a valid DzClass Bdz Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a Passenger (P) endorsement and state armed security license. GTI requires mandatory drug and alcohol screening, driver license checks and background investigations.