Court Security / Point of Entry

Planning to visit the Justice Center (Court House, Court Administration, Community Corrections, Law Library, County Attorney’s Office)? To enter the Justice Center, you must first go through the Point of Entry Screening area. This consists of a walk-through metal detector and an x-ray screening of your belongings. The process is similar to what you would experience at the airport.
Point of Entry metal detector
Prohibited Items
No weapons, illegal drugs, or drug paraphernalia are allowed in the Justice Center. No knives are allowed into the Justice Center, even if they are perfectly legal to carry outside of the Justice Center. One of the most common items that are confiscated at the Justice Center are small, folding, pocket knives. Absolutely no firearms are allowed in the Justice Center, except by on-duty Peace Officers. Prior to entering the screening area, you are given a choice to return restricted items to your vehicle or place them into the Amnesty Box. If placed into the Amnesty box, you will not get the item back.
Court Security questions should be directed to Sergeant John Kvasnicka at 952-496-8130.

Follow the Signs
POE Sign 1 - It is a felony to bring weapons into the court house.
POE Sign 2 - By court order, firearms are prohibited from this building.
POE Sign 3 - Amnesty Box