Any person entering a Superior Court, Justice Court or Municipal Court facility may be subject to search. Handheld possessions including purses, cell phones, pagers, briefcases and packages are subject to search and inspection. Weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited and may 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 items include any object that is sharp, pointed or with a cutting blade regardless of length. Among the items that are potential weapons are knives, scissors, screwdrivers, large metal nail files and tools not in a tool kit and not used for repair and maintenance.
Officers are expected to exercise sound discretion and will be held accountable for their discretion. Consistent with this management philosophy, the following list is intended as a guideline. If questions, concerns, or complaints are raised, immediately contact either the lead officer or a supervisor for prompt resolution.
Laser pointers may be allowed inside court facilities for legitimate courtroom presentations, but are subject to examination and approval by security staff.
Below is a partial list of prohibited items.
For a complete list of prohibited items contact any Judicial Branch Security officer.
Martial Arts Devices
Nail Files 6"+
Judicial Branch Security Director
Contact Judicial Branch Security Department
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