An all new state of the art security system is up and running in Marshall County.
When visitors walk into the courthouse, they will be directed to the new procedures by two new full time employees serving as courthouse security.
They will be directed to empty your pockets and go through a metal detector.
If visitors have a pacemaker or health condition, they can be checked by a hand scanner.
Sheriff Kevin Cecil said this new project was years in the making is to provide more safety for employees and citizens.
Court security said on Thursday morning they stopped people from taking a gun and several knives inside.
“A lot of business here on the first floor, a lot of transactions. And previously, we didn’t have anything and that creates a monster. It creates issues, potential issues,” Sheriff Cecil said.
The new two full-time employees working at the entrance and exit are former Wheeling and Moundsville Police Officers.
They are part of the 12 person courthouse security staff that works with the sheriffs department and county commission.