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Lake County Sheriff

Lake County Courthouse Security Brief

ATTENTION
Visitors and Employees

       According to the National institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), justice,  professional and public establishments are at high-risk for workplace violence. They claim, "Employees in these high-risk establishments and occupations need to be aware of the risk for homicide and take steps to ensure a safe workplace." In an effort to make the facility safer for all county employees and visitors, the Sheriff's Office will secure all entrances to the building.

     For the safety and well being of every employee and visitor to the facility, every person who enters the building will be screened through the magnetometers and items x-rayed. This process is no different than that of passing through airport security and will not pose significant delays in entering Lake County Court and Administration facilities. However, in an effort to make the transition as smooth as possible, please review the list of items that will not be permitted into the facility. The Sheriff's Office realizes that the implementation of magnetometers and x-ray units may cause some delay in entering the building, but by being prepared for the change, you can help ease the process.

     The prohibited items listed are not intended to be all-inclusive and is updated as necessary. To ensure everyone's security, the screener may determine that an item not on the prohibited items list is prohibited. In addition, the screener may also determine that an item is dangerous and therefore may not be brought through the security checkpoint.

Sheriff Mark C. Curran Jr.

Each week, an average of twenty people are murdered and 18,000 are assaulted
 while working or on duty in the United States (NIOSH, 1996)

A study by the U.S. Department of Justice found that 1 in every 6 violent
crimes occurs at work


The following items WILL NOT be allowed in the Lake County Court Complex and the Lake County Administrative Building

Knives Other Objects
Pocketknives….......any size Screwdrivers
Kitchen knives Scissors…....any type
Razor knives Pliers….........any type
Safety razors Wrenches…..any type
Box cutters Wire cutters
Carpenter knives Kitchen forks
Coupon razor cutters Kitchen spoons
Penknives Laser pointers
Razor blades…......any type Fingernail clippers with files
Switchblades Fingernail files
Or any spring activated knives Nails...............any type
P38 Can openers Screws...........any type
  Letter openers 
Sprays (Pressurized) Can openers (Church Key)
Hair sprays Knitting needles
Mace sprays Flashlights (not to exceed 3 inches)
Pepper sprays Metal Comb Picks
Or any pressurized container that is  Flammable…...any size  
Locks (any size)
  Key Type
Glass Objects Combination Type
Glass bottle drinks  
 Weapons
Electronics Firearms.........…any type *
Cameras, Video tape recorders and Cell Phones are prohibited from use in the Courtrooms unless expressly waived by the trial court. Ammunition............any type *
Handcuff keys.........any type *
Fireworks (explosives)
Or any contraband item
* The only exception to the above is for Sworn police officers here on official duties.

 

The prohibited items listed are not intended to be all-inclusive and is updated as necessary. To ensure everyone's security, the screener may determine that an item not on the prohibited items list is prohibited. In addition, the screener may also determine that an item is dangerous and therefore may not be brought through the security checkpoint.

For more information please contact:
Lake County Sheriff's Office Court Security
Phone: (847) 377-4911

     
 
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