According to the National institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), justice, professional and public establishments are at high-risk for workplace violence. They claim, "Employees in these high-risk establishments and occupations need to be aware of the risk for homicide and take steps to ensure a safe workplace." In an effort to make the facility safer for all county employees and visitors, the Sheriff's Office will secure all entrances to the building.
For the safety and well-being of every employee and visitor to the facility, every person who enters the building will be screened through the magnetometers and items x-rayed. This process is no different than that of passing through airport security and will not pose significant delays in entering Lake County Court and Administration facilities. However, in an effort to make the transition as smooth as possible, please review the list of items that will not be permitted into the facility. The Sheriff's Office realizes that the implementation of magnetometers and x-ray units may cause some delay in entering the building, but by being prepared for the change, you can help ease the process.
Concealed Carry License holders are strictly prohibited from entering any of the Lake County Court and Administration facilities.
Each week, an average of 20 people are murdered and 18,000 are assaulted while working or on duty in the United States (NIOSH, 1996).
A study by the U.S. Department of Justice found that 1 in every 6 violent crimes occurs at work.