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
The following are examples of what may be considered contraband and not allowed into the building:
Cameras or any type of recording equipment
Guns (with or without concealed weapons permit)
Nail files / fingernail clippers
Tablets / Smart Phones / Smart watchs
Operation Control Center
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.