Items NOT Allowed

Items Not Allowed

  • Guns
  • Tools
  • Knives
  • Glass Bottles
  • Hand Cuff Keys
  • Unauthorized Badges

Weapons are confiscated and the owner is subject to being arrested for possession of a weapon in a courthouse. (O.C.G.A. § 15-16-10 

Deputies are not allowed to hold or maintain any items for safe keeping.

O.C.G.A. 15-16-10

(10) To develop and implement a comprehensive plan for the security of the county courthouse and any courthouse annex. Prior to the implementation of any security plan, the plan shall be submitted to the chief judge of the superior court of the circuit wherein the courthouse or courthouse annex is located for review. The chief judge shall have 30 days to review the original or any subsequent security plan. The chief judge may make modifications to the original or any subsequent security plan. The sheriff shall provide to the county governing authority the estimated cost of any security plan and a schedule for implementation 30 days prior to adoption of any security plan. A comprehensive plan for courthouse security shall be considered a confidential matter of public security. Review of a proposed security plan by the governing authority shall be excluded from the requirements of Code Section 50-14-1 and any such review shall take place as provided in Code Section 50-14-3. Such security plan shall also be excluded from public disclosure pursuant to paragraph (15) of subsection (a) of Code Section 50-18-72. The sheriff shall be the official custodian of the comprehensive courthouse security plan and shall determine who has access to such plan and any such access and review shall occur in the sheriff's office or at a meeting of the county governing authority held as provided in paragraph (9) of Code Section 50-14-3; provided, however, that the sheriff shall make the original security plan available upon request for temporary, exclusive review by any judge whose courtroom or chambers is located within the courthouse or courthouse annex or by any commissioner of the county in which the courthouse or courthouse annex is located. The sheriff shall be responsible to conduct a formal review of the security plan not less than every four years.

O.C.G.A. § 15-16-10