The Jefferson County Commissioners Court appointed a Courthouse Security Committee in July, 2007. The committee worked for 14 months to prepare the security policy and procedures for the Jefferson County Courthouse security system, which will go into effect on December 3rd, 2008, for the Historical Courthouse and connecting Courthouse annex.
The Jefferson County Courthouse Security Committee held meetings with elected officials, department heads, officers of the Jefferson County Bar Association, and other interested parties regarding courthouse security. Input from these meetings was used to develop a security plan that would be efficient, effective, and workable without jeopardizing the safety and security of the courthouse complex or having a negative impact on daily operations to any one county department or office.
As a result of these meetings, the following procedures will be instituted at the Jefferson County Courthouse on December 3rd, 2008:
Please direct any questions regarding these procedures to Jefferson County Courthouse Security at (409) 784-5867.
Ensuring the safety and security of all people who utilize the Jefferson County Courthouse facilities is a top priority of the Jefferson County Courthouse Security Committee and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.