The Houston County Sheriff’s Office oversees the general security of the courthouse complex to ensure the orderly, peaceful and safe conduct of court business. Duties include manning metal detector and x-ray posts , responding to alarms, perimeter patrols, courtroom security, movement of prisoners between jail and courtrooms.
Courthouse Security Screening Process
Security in public buildings has become an unfortunate necessity and all people entering the courthouse including litigants, attorneys, and employees will be screened for weapons prior to gaining admittance. Additionally, all items brought in, such as purses, briefcases, packages, etc., will be scanned.
Prohibited items include but are not limited to the following:
Guns / Stun Guns
Ammunition / Toy Guns / Knives
Knives / Handcuffs / Handcuff Keys
Switchblades / Knitting Needles
Box Cutters / Fingernail Files
Scissors / Chemical Mace
Razors / Pepper Spray
Glass Bottles / Tools (hammers, nails, ect.)
Flammable Materials / Brass Knuckles
Caustic Chemicals / Explosive Devices or Material
Prohibited items will not be stored by Courthouse Personnel.