Sheriff Dotson demonstrated the Lawrence County Courthouse’s metal detector which goes into use Thursday during Judge Hayes’ District Court.


The new  Walk-Through Unit is used on the main entrance to the court room. The unit was obtained at no cost to the county according to Sheriff Dotson, acquired through a Courtroom Security Grant. Sheriff Dotson serves as a member of the State of Arkansas Courtroom Security Committee.  Along with the pass-through unit, Sheriff’s Bailiffs also have a metal detecting wand for additional searches. The Sheriff also added that once a person enters the Courtroom they must exit through an exit only door and be rescreened before re-entering the room. The addition of the Metal Detector is just one of several changes Sheriff Dotson has implemented to improve public safety and better serve the citizens of Lawrence County.


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