Courthouse Re-Opened, Increased Security After Shooting Incident


The Jefferson County Courthouse is open Wednesday with visible increased security on the inside of the building.

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Currently, there are three deputies positioned right inside the door where people have to go through a metal detector and turn in their belongings.

Judges are also being escorted in and out of the courthouse. Employees can be escorted as well.

Officials also said there’s dozens of cameras inside and outside of the building.

Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla believes no matter how much security you have, if someone wants to commit a crime, they’ll still try.

“Hopefully with more security, we’re able to find out and see when they’re coming at us, we’ll know who they are by the camera footage, we can identify these people. But, we just always have to take precautions and stay safe,” Abdalla said.

Sheriff Abdalla said one possible change to security will be increasing the number of cameras, but major security changes will be discussed Thursday at the Jefferson County Commissioner’s meeting.

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