Metal detectors will greet visitors at Travis County Commissioners Court

Entry at Travis County Commissioners Court (KXAN Photo/Tom Rapp)
Entry at Travis County Commissioners Court (KXAN Photo/Tom Rapp)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Starting next week, all visitors to the Travis County Commissioners Courtroom will have to go through metal detectors.

Judge Sarah Eckhardt announced the change on Tuesday morning at the weekly Commissioners Court session. The judge’s office says the metal detectors will be operational Tuesday, Dec. 15.

“I’m afraid our world is changing,” says Eckhardt in a statement. “For the safety of the public, Travis County employees and the members of the Commissioners Court, all visitors to the Commissioners Courtroom will be required to pass through a metal detector unless displaying valid Travis County employee credentials.”

The money for extra security measures at the county facility was approved as part of the FY 16 budget process.

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