Supervisors look to beef up security

After taking a tour of the Hall County Courthouse recently, Adams County Supervisor Scott Thomsen said he came away with a sense of ease that he attributes to the county’s investment in a $24 million security system.

“It’s a pretty thorough and effective system,” he said. “I had a safe feeling when I was there.”

Thomsen would like to provide Adams County employees and patrons with that same sense of security at the Adams County Courthouse. Thomsen presented a summary of his research about the security measures in place at area courthouses to the Adams County Board of Supervisors at the board’s meeting Tuesday.

Over the last several months, Thomsen has met with county employees, state law enforcement specialists, fire officials and staff of the county sheriff’s department to hear their visions for what increased security at the courthouse would look like if it were to be implemented in the future.

“The consensus is that we need to increase our security measures,” Thomsen told the board. “There’s a lot of concern even from our own employees about the security of our building and our visitors.”

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