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State Supreme Court proposing rule on local court security

October 3, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is considering a rule that would create local courthouse security committees.

The court will take public comment until Jan. 1.

Local security committees would be led by a judge and include police, the clerk of the court and others who use the building. The committee’s job would be to create policies that improve safety and security.

Courthouse security varies from community to community. Some courthouses have been upgraded and expanded while others have been around since the 1800s. Some don’t have metal detectors at the entrance.

The Supreme Court will accept comments electronically at ADMcomment@courts.mi.gov.

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