Weapons Screening At Metro Court Locations Approved

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved weapons screening at three suburban courts Tuesday.

The approved resolution, offered by 6th District Commissioner Jan Callison, addresses security measures at the Brookdale court in Brooklyn Center, Ridgedale court in Minnetonka and the Southdale court in Edina.

Here is what the board approved specifically:

– Interim (walk-through portal) weapons screening as soon as possible at Brookdale and Ridgedale, including $280,000 in funding.

– Temporary (wanding) weapons screening as soon as possible at Southdale.

– $350,000 in funding for security positions and equipment costs at all three locations.

For more on what was approved, click here.

Since the mid-1990s, screening has been used at the County’s Juvenile Justice Center, Public Safety Facility, Family Justice Center and the Hennepin County Government Center.

The County currently spends an estimated $1.6 million on weapons screening at these facilities.

Comments

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  1. Rube says:

    Whats the concern? Court Houses are historically safer to work at than convienient stores, gas stations and banks. I guess those places don’t have metal detectors and screeners because they would have to pay for them with their own money and not taxpayer money.

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