Court Security has been designed to provide deterrence, effectively limiting opportunities for overt acts, ensuring a safe and secure work environment for the court, its officers, employees and citizens. The service we provide shall be fair, unbiased and respectful of the dignity of all individuals.

It is the policy of the Greene County Juvenile Court that all visitors successfully complete the physical screening process before admittance to the building is allowed.

Remove all items from pockets and place into the plastic tray. These items include, but are not limited to coins, gum wrappers, keys, lighters, cigarettes and any other metallic item.

Outer garments with a large amount of metal (zippers, buttons, tags, decorations) should also be removed and placed through the x-ray machine.
Place purses, briefcases, backpacks and parcels on the x-ray machine for scanning.

If visitors activate the walk-through magnetometer, they are subject to search with a hand-held metal detector and/or a physical pat down by court security officers.

The following items are not permitted in the courthouse and offices:
(These items will be confiscated upon entering the building)

  • Guns*
  • Knives (this includes pocket knives)
  • Pepper spray, OC spray, Mace
  • Hammers, screwdrivers, and other potentially hazardous tools
  • Explosive devices
  • Harmful chemicals
  • Any item that could be considered a weapon
  • Any intoxicating or illegal substance
*Guns are not permitted in government buildings even if the owner has a concealed weapon permit.

Court Security reserves the right to confiscate any item that is deemed inappropriate or unlawful.

Persons may be subject to criminal prosecution for bringing hazardous or illegal items into the courthouse.

Violent or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and will result in immediate ejection from the building or arrest.

Any persons that may have a safety concern or security issue should contact Court Security at (937) 562-4000.