State Supreme Court Proposes Requiring Courthouse Safety Committees
The Michigan Supreme Court has proposed a rule that may affect how local courthouses secure their buildings.
The proposal is the early stages at the moment, but if it is put in effect, it would require chief judges in each county to form a security committee.
The committee would consist of the court’s funding unit, local law enforcement, the court’s clerk, and others in the facility.
It would also be responsible for creating and promoting policies and procedures to
improve the safety and security of the courthouse.
At this time, the Supreme Court is taking public comments on the proposal and invite anyone to submit their opinions.
A public hearing will also be held to discuss the matter.
Information on that can be found on the Michigan Supreme Court’s website.