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Building Security

The main objective of the Court Security Officers is to maintain a safe and secure environment for everyone in the building. They need everyone's cooperation in order to achieve this very important goal.

Metal Detectors

When you enter the courthouse you will have to go through the metal detectors that are staffed by the Court Security Officers. In order for this to be an efficient process, please be aware of the following guidelines:

No weapons of any type are allowed

No knives, scissors or anything with a cutting edge may be brought into the building

Cameras are allowed to be used in certain areas (please see below for more information)

Please remove jewelry (watches, large earrings, etc) before proceeding through the metal detector. Place these items in your bags or place them on the trays provided by the CSO before you go through the metal detector. This will save you time and prevent you from having to be scanned a second time.

Cell telephones, pagers, portable electronic games, Portable Lap Top Computers, Palm Pilots, etc., are not permitted in the courthouse.

NO aerosol containers (hair spray, shaving cream, etc.) are permitted.

Those procedures are conducted for purposes of everyone's safety. Please be patient. Cooperation is the key to maintaining a secure atmosphere for everyone in the building.

Cameras & Recording Equipment

You are permitted to bring a camera into the courthouse for a naturalization proceeding but it may only be used once the ceremony has ended. Otherwise, cameras are only permitted upon judicial approval.