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  Security at the Courthouse


The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office provides security at the Jackson County Justice Building and at the Jackson County Juvenile Services Center. Security equipment in use at building entrances includes magnetometers (walk-through metal detectors), x-ray scanners, and handheld metal detectors. If you have a pacemaker, tell the court security officer about it before you enter the metal detector.
The main objective of court security is to maintain a safe and secure environment for everyone in the building. Everyone’s cooperation is needed in order to achieve this very important goal. Weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited and will be confiscated. Among items prohibited from court facilities are guns, knives, ammunition, pepper spray, mace, razor blades, illegal drugs and any other type of dangerous or hazardous material or property. A variety of items may be prohibited because they are hazardous or could be used as potential weapons. These include any object that is sharp, pointed or with a cutting blade regardless of length. If you are unsure if an item is allowed or not, the safest option is to not bring it.
Court security will not hold unauthorized items for return later. Any prohibited item that is brought to the court will be taken from you and permanently destroyed. Before coming to the courthouse, please review the following list.


List of Prohibited Items - Including, but not limited to...
Drugs/Controlled SubstancesFlammables/Explosives
     Drugs     Aerosol sprays
     Drug paraphernalia     Explosives of any kind
     Syringes (non-medical reasons)     Hazardous materials of any kind
     All others fitting this category     Torch lighters
     All others fitting this category
Personal/Defense Items
     Glass to include bottles and jarsPotential Impact Weapons
     Handcuffs/Handcuff keys     Baseball bats
     Restraints     Flashlights (3 cell or larger)
     Lock picks     Sporting sticks
     Mace or pepper spray     All others fitting this category
     P-38 can openers
     Rope/Chain over 12”
Designed Impact Weapons
     All others fitting this category     Billy clubs    
Edged/Sharp Objects
     All others fitting this category
     Box cutter/Utility knife/Razor blade
     Metal utensilsEdged/Sharp Weapons
     Hand/Power tools     Knives of any kind
     All others fitting this category     Sharp weapons
     Sharp/Pointed walking sticks
Actual Firearms      All others fitting this category
     Actual firearms of any kind
     Actual ammunition of any kindReplica Firearms
     Holsters     Replica or toy firearms
     All other fitting this category     Replica or toy ammunition
     All others fitting this category