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DeKalb County Courthouse to get added security this year

The top priority for new DeKalb County Sheriff David Cserep is securing the courthouse.

Posted: Jan. 17, 2019 9:17 PM
Updated: Jan. 17, 2019 10:49 PM

AUBURN, Ind. (WFFT) - The DeKalb County Courthouse will be getting a security upgrade.

The top priority for new sheriff David Cserep is securing the building.

Right now, people are able to freely enter from any door without going through any screening.

However, that will change in 2019 when the county installs screening at the north entrance.

"If you have multiple points of entry, you cannot have a sanitary environment. If you don't have that sanitary environment, bad things can happen," Cserep said.

The system is advanced enough, that should be the only change people notice.

"You'll be walking in and out and you won't even notice it is there unless you have something on that you're not supposed to have," he said.

Cserep said the system shouldn't cost more than $140,000 and there is already a security team in place.

The security system is expected to be installed by mid-summer.

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