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South Georgia adds courthouse video surveillance to security program

Published by Jennifer on January 17, 2008 2:06 PM

The Dougherty County Courthouse in Albany, GA has stepped up its security program by adding surveillance cameras - ten, to be exact - to monitor movements around the building. Monitored around-the-clock by the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office, the ten cameras (which are concealed from the public) monitor each courtroom, all doors, stairways and side halls of the courthouse.

Courthouse surveillance cameras were added not because of any pressing issue - but to create an extra layer security. Currently, the courthouse currently employs a "panic button" system, which alerts law enforcement officers to any skirmishes currently occurring in the courthouse, courtrooms, or otherwise. The cameras, concealed from public view, are not meant to draw extra attention to the courthouse's security, but to subtly raise the level of courthouse security.

Next up for surveillance cameras in Dougherty County? Cameras in the government center and Tax office.

Read more at WALB.com...

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