Monday, October 07, 2013
Ind. Courts - Courthouse security in the news
From the Madison Courier, a story by Seth Grundhoefer headed "Courthouse Security: Public entry now limited to Main St. doors" that begins:
Jefferson County officials continue to revamp and rethink Courthouse security measures to protect visitors and employees.From Shelby County, a brief item headed "New Court Security System Surprises Some" that begins:
The commissioners agreed Friday to change the public's entry point from the Jefferson Street entrance to the Main Street entrance on the building's north side.
County officeholders told the commissioners that visitors have been bypassing - mistakenly and sometimes intentionally - the metal detector and security desk. With the current location of the metal detector, visitors can actually access some of offices, the stairwell to the second floor and the bathrooms without checking through security.
The Shelby County Courthouse security renovation is complete, and the west entrance has been reopened. During the first week the system was in operation, 42 people were turned away from the courthouse because of banned items. Ammunition, a rifle bolt and marijuana are some of the contraband found with the equipment.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 7, 2013 03:32 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts