Marshall County hires security for courthouse

Marshall County hires security for courthouse

MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Extra security is coming to the Marshall County courthouse.

Commissioners voted on Tuesday to hire a private firm to provide security at the locations in Albertville and Guntersville. The courthouses will have metal detectors at the front entrance during regular business hours.

Chairman James Hutcheson says it will cost $75,000 annually.

"With all the different shootings going on all across the United States, all over the world, it's just the world we live in these days and I just felt it was time we need to go ahead and move. We're one of the few courthouses in the state of Alabama that doesn't have courthouse security," Hutcheson said.

The new security measures are expected to go into place on Oct. 1.

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