Operation Control Center

The Suffolk Sheriff's Office maintains security in the Mills E Godwin, Jr. Courts building to ensure the safety of all citizens that enter. From 2008 to 2017 over 123,000 weapons and contraband were confiscated.

Entering the Courthouse

All packages, purses, bags and wallets are scanned prior to entry into the courts building. Everyone entering the building is subject to search. Those persons with a health condition or other medical issues may request alternative forms of search.

Contraband Not Allowed in the Courthouse                                   An inmate stepping out of a van.

The following are examples of what may be considered contraband and not allowed into the building:

  • Ammunition
  • Cameras or any type of recording equipment
  • Guns (with or without concealed weapons permit)
  • Handcuff keys
  • Nail files / fingernail clippers
  • Tablets / Smart Phones / Smart watches
  • Pocket knives
  • Tools

Operation Control Center                                                           A man sitting behind several computers.

The Operations Control Center monitors numerous cameras located throughout the building, maintains daily inmate logs, and serves as a dispatch center for the courts building and civil enforcement division.