VSEA Judiciary members have been bringing concerns to management and lawmakers for years about safety and security in Vermont’s courthouses, and a story in today’s Times Argus only serves to bolster their case.
VSEA heard from members in Barre that, for a time, there was no security in the courthouse yesterday, and the reason why was in today’s story:
"That shortage also forced [Washington County Sheriff Samuel Hill] to completely give up security screening at the Washington County courthouse. There are usually two deputies at the entrance to the courthouse: one working the scanner and the other with the handheld metal detector."
Note: Not acceptable!