Monday, October 7, 2013

Journal: More Security at Idaho Courthouses

Posted By on Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Saying officials "have felt threatened during incidents in the past," the Bingham County Sheriff says he needs more security at his County Courthouse.

The Idaho State Journal reports that Craig Rowland, the sheriff of the Eastern Idaho county, is planning on hiring two full-time and two part-time employees just to beef up courthouse security.

"I want (court) employees to feel safe and the public to feel safe," Rowland told the Journal.

Meanwhile, in nearby Bannock, Caribou and Power County courthouses, security has already been increased, adding metal scanners, video cameras and armed court marshals.

"I think that with society nowadays, it is important to have security at the courthouse," said Rowland.

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