WOODBURY COUNTY BEGINS COURTHOUSE SECURITY IMPROVEMENT

WOODBURY COUNTY BEGINS COURTHOUSE SECURITY IMPROVEMENT

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WOODBURY COUNTY IS PROCEEDING WITH A PLAN TO IMPROVE SECURITY AT THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE.

THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS IS WORKING WITH THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TO DEVELOP THE PLAN, WHICH INCLUDES PLACING A SECURITY SCANNER AT THE NORTH ENTRANCE OF THE COURTHOUSE AND CLOSING THE WEST ENTRY DOORS TO THE BUILDING.

CAMERAS TO MONITOR THE ENTRY POINTS AND DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE COURTHOUSE WOULD BE ADDED LATER.

BOARD CHAIRMAN GEORGE BOYKIN SAYS THE CAMERAS WOULD COST OVER 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND THERE’S NO MONEY FOR THEM AT THIS TIME:


OC…..WHAT WE’RE STARTING. ;22

SHERIFF DAVE DREW WOULD HAVE A FULL TIME SERGEANT OVERSEE SECURITY WITH THREE PART-TIME POSITIONS ROTATED AMONG NINE STAFF MEMBERS.

COURTHOUSE EMPLOYEES WOULD ALSO RECEIVE SECURITY TRAINING.

BOYKIN WOULD LIKE TO HAVE NEW MEASURES IN PLACE BY THE END OF JULY.