The Safety and Security Section is
responsible for providing security at several buildings throughout the
are approximately 17 deputies and several civilians in this section.
Their main office is located in the
where they monitor and check every person that enters the courthouse using
two walk-thru metal detectors, an X-Ray style metal detector over a
conveyor belt and hand held
metal detectors used for secondary checking. Providing
information and directions are also a big part of the security deputy’s
role. To assist them with
keeping a watchful eye on the courthouse property is a 63-camera
surveillance system that monitors and records key areas inside and outside
deputies are instructed to handle all security issues in these areas such
as disorderly or unruly citizens, domestic situations, and the service
of outstanding warrants. Also,
the deputies are required to escort the Magistrates and Snack Bar
Attendant to the bank on a daily basis and escort/monitor any workers or
outside contractors who are required to do any type of work in secure
areas of the courthouse.
They are required to physically check the
offices in the
Courthouse and the
Offices at Marketplace Mall
several times a day. One deputy is stationed at the Office
of Juvenile Justice all day. There are also several deputies
safely transporting inmates to and from the New Hanover County Jail and
the courthouse on a daily basis.
The New Hanover
County Department of Social Services also has 2 deputies supplied to them
to assist in maintaining order at their location.
They have a walk thru metal detector and hand held metal detectors
at their location to provide further security.
At the end of their day, they are required to make sure that no
one has been left in the building and that all doors are secured for the
night. The Deputies also respond to all alarms in the covered