Courtroom Security Get Boost from the State

Friday, 9 November 2018

Cannon County is one of the last counties to address courtroom security.  Visitors to the courthouse on the days when court is scheduled may have noticed some of the changes.
Senator Mark Pody and Representative Clark Boyd yesterday announced that Cannon County will receive a grant in the amount of $5,715 from the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) Court Security Grant Program. Cannon County will also provide a ten percent match for the projects covered by the grant.
According to Senator Pody, “This grant will help enhance the safety of the Cannon County Courthouse for many years into the future. A safe environment for the judges, staff and community members who use the courthouse is very important, and I appreciate the work of Judge Taylor, Sheriff Young and other local officials who helped secure these funds.”
The breakdown of the projects and funds:

  • $4,500 for panic buttons;
  • $180 for a handheld metal detector;
  • $90 for a handheld mirror;
  • $270 for training; and
  • $675 for signage.

Representative Boyd commented, “I am grateful that our local courthouse was selected to receive this important funding to upgrade current security measures in place. These grant dollars will better address safety concerns for residents who visit our courthouse and also enable members of our local judicial system to focus on their important daily tasks instead of worrying about their well-being.”