General Security

Good security is essential to the safety of courthouse personnel and visitors and to the effective operation of judicial proceedings. Along with court security planning and establishment of procedures, implementation of technology and training in its use play an integral role.

Components of court security technology can include closed-circuit television, metal detectors and x-ray systems, access control systems, intrusion alarm systems to alert security staff to unauthorized entry after hours, and hidden duress or panic alarm buttons that a judge or court personnel can activate to send a silent signal to emergency responders for help.

As of September 30, 2019, the Justice Technology Information Center (JTIC) program has ended. For inquiries on technology and public safety, please contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) at: