Security Upgrades At Williams County Courthouse

Soon, vis­i­tors to the Williams County Cour­t­house will be required to walk through an elec­tronic body scan­ner.

The walk-through full body scan­ner at the cour­t­house entrance is one of two new scan­ners pur­chased recently

by the county. Another new scan­ner will be shared between the Com­mon Pleas and the Domes­tic Rela­tions court­rooms on the third floor.

The new scan­ners are sim­i­lar to those many peo­ple are famil­iar with at air­ports and con­cert venues, and like the one already being used at the entrance to the Juvenile/Probate Court­room. The scan­ners are being installed in response

to a rul­ing from the Ohio Supreme Court, which advised every Ohio county to address cour­t­house secu­rity.

The scan­ners cost between $2,000 and $4,000 each, and are paid for with money set aside for cour­t­house

secu­rity by the Williams County Com­mis­sion­ers. They all should be in full oper­a­tion within the next two weeks.

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