To ensure courthouse security:
- No one may bring onto courthouse property a firearm, ammunition, explosive device, knife, pocket knife, chemical spray, or any other weapon.
- Absent an exception, no one may bring a personal electronic device (for example, a cell phone, laptop computer, or tablet) beyond a courthouse's security checkpoint. For information on exceptions, see Local Rule 7.02 for the court's policy regarding electronics in the courthouse.
- Each visitor to a courthouse must present a valid official photo identification, such as a state identification, state driver license, federal identification, military identification, or current passport.
- Each visitor to a courthouse must pass through a metal detector staffed by court security officers. If an alert sounds, a court security officer will scan the visitor using a handheld wand. The visitor must place personal items in a tray to be scanned by x-ray. If an item appears questionable, the visitor must identify the item and may have to leave the courthouse with it.