The Grundy County Courthouse is receiving much-needed security upgrades. Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum said the upgrades are being installed periodically through April, with the first being a new security camera system. The system increases the number of security cameras in both the interior and exterior perimeters of the building.
Additionally, the safety plan for the courthouse has been updated. All handicapped and veterans parking is now located on the right-hand side of the building making access more convenient for those with disabilities. The rear entrance will still be accessible to the public. The left side entrance will now be a secured entrance for employees and court personnel while the front entrance, which is the least used, will remain closed.
The upgrades also include a video arraignment system for the court. This system will allow inmates to be arraigned from the detention center rather than transported to and from the court room. Installation for this system is scheduled for April 15.
“These upgrades will provide a safer environment for both the courthouse staff and citizens who conduct business there,” explained Sheriff Shrum.