Tighter security for Welland courthouse

Security will be tighter at Welland courthouse Monday, April 7. (Screen grab from Google Street View)

Security will be tighter at Welland courthouse Monday, April 7.
(Screen grab from Google Street View)

Security at the Welland Courthouse will be tighter Monday, April 7, said Niagara Regional Police.
In a release, police said the new security measures to be put in place that will enhance the safety of members of the public, the judiciary and courthouse staff.
“There will be only one access point to the courthouse and all persons will enter and exit the Welland courthouse through the main front door located off Cross St,” the release said.
Police officers will be stationed at the main entrance door.
“Upon entering the courthouse all persons will be subject to security screening that will include walk-through metal detectors, handheld metal detectors, and a search of all bags, purses, wallets, back packs, packages, etcetera, for anything that is, or may be used as, a weapon and any illegal items or substances.”
Police said any objects deemed to have the potential to cause injury will not be permitted into the courthouse.
Those items include, but are not limited to, pocket knives, razors, knitting needles, etc. Those enervating the courthouse will have the option of storing any items deemed not allowable in a location other than the courthouse, otherwise they will be seized for disposal.
“Any persons attempting to breach security, or found to have illegal items in their possession when attempting to enter the courthouse, are subject to arrest and criminal charge,” the release said.
The courthouse is located at 102 East Main St.

 

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