MADISON, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana courthouse plans to install 13 cameras as part of an ongoing effort to increase security.
The Madison Courier reports the motion-activated cameras will be placed in courtrooms throughout the building and will be linked to a common server.
The equipment will cost about $17,000.
The move follows a decision to move the courthouse's public entrance so that visitors can't bypass the metal detector and security desk. Some visitors had been accessing offices, restrooms and a stairwell leading to the second floor without going through security.
Sheriff John Wallace says the courthouse added security officers and metal detectors this summer. His department has arrested at least 10 people on drug charges and found visitors with guns and knives since those changes took effect.
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