Security tightened at Clinton County Courthouse

Starting Wednesday, for the first time all visitors to the Clinton County Courthouse will have to go through new x-ray and metal detectors.

Based on the recommendations that made by the Homeland Security and the Clinton County Coordinating Commission, the Board Of Supervisors decided to buy a new x-ray machine and metal detector.

“We need to make sure that our judges, our prosecutors, our defense attorneys and our jurors feel comfortable that they are going to be safe while they are here,” Sheriff Rick Lincoln says.

In addition to the new machines, the courthouse will have extra personnel.  They also recently installed six security cameras.

Visitors will still be allowed to bring in their cell phones and other electronic devices.  Sheriff Lincoln says visitors should expect a slight delay when entering the building.

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