The Amador County Sheriff’s Office provides security services to the Court. Court security officers serve as bailiffs during court proceedings, screen for weapons at the entrance to the courthouse, and oversee the transport of prisoners to and from the court’s holding facility and courtrooms.
ENTRANCE SCREENING PROCEDURES
No weapons of any type are allowed in the courthouse. Upon entry, all persons are subject to search. All Court visitors, including attorneys and public agency employees, will be asked to walk through a metal detector. All handbags, purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc., will be x-rayed. If you have a laptop computer, you will be asked to remove it from its case to be x-rayed.
Before entering the courthouse, please make sure you leave all knives or any other object that could be considered a weapon in your car or at home. Neither the Court nor Court-Security will be responsible for storing or disposing prohibited items. A more complete list of prohibited items is set forth in the PROHIBITED ITEMS section below.
FIREARMS POLICY – LAW ENFORCEMENT
By General Order of the Presiding Judge , all persons other than
|(1)||an on-duty, uniformed, law enforcement officer, or|
|(2)||an officer designated by the prosecution as the investigating officer in a hearing pending before the court, are prohibited from carrying a firearm in the courthouse.|
Gun lockers are provided for on-duty law enforcement officers,
who are not in uniform at the court on official business.
Off-duty law enforcement officers and persons permitted to carry a concealed weapon MAY NOT USE the gun lockers and must store their firearms in their vehicles before entering the courthouse.
Any firearms except those possessed by law enforcement officers on duty,
regardless of possession of a “Carrying Concealed Weapon” (CCW) Permit.
All knives, regardless of length.
Stun guns, tasers, pepper sprays, chemical mace or tear gas weapons.
All gun-shaped lighters, toy guns and replica guns.
Handcuffs & handcuff keys, except those possessed by sworn law enforcement officers on duty.
All scissors with a length in excess of 3 inches.
Razors, box cutters and “Exacto” type tools, except those possessed by persons entering the Courthouse
for the purpose of construction, maintenance, clean-up or repair work.
All large tools (screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, hammers, etc.) in excess of 6 inches in length except those
possessed by persons entering the Courthouse for the purpose of construction, maintenance, cleanup or repair work.
Ice picks and darts.
Letter openers with sharp points or exposed sharp edges.
Heavy-duty wire/heavy gauge chains, except those possessed by persons entering the Courthouse for the purpose
of construction, maintenance, clean-up or repair work.
Laser pointers, except those for use by attorneys in courtroom presentations.
Needles/syringes, except those possessed by persons with a doctor’s order or prescription documenting
the medical need for medication administered by needles or syringes.
All flammable liquids.