Effective January 1, 2015, the San Bernardino Superior Court will implement revised procedures for screening all visitors entering the San Bernardino Justice Center (SBJC) at 247 West Third Street, San Bernardino. The revised security screening procedures will enable the San Bernardino Superior Court to maintain a safe and easily accessible facility.

All visitors entering the San Bernardino Justice Center will be required to go through screening, which will entail passing through a metal detector and submitting all loose items for x-ray screening and inspection by security personnel such as belts, which must be removed prior to passing through screening, handbags, briefcases, wallets, watches, keys, packages, phones, and other personal electronic devices. Visitors may be asked to undergo secondary screening if they activate the metal detectors when passing through. For a list of items which are prohibited in all Court facilities, please visit the Court’s website:

A priority screening lane will be established on the north side of the San Bernardino Justice Center lobby to expedite the screening process for attorneys. In order to access the priority screening lane, attorneys must present valid identification to security personnel.

The Court developed these revised security screening procedures in consultation with law enforcement agencies, security experts, and other state and federal Courts. The new carefully considered procedures reflect best practices used at courthouses throughout California.

For more information about the revised security screening procedures, please contact Dennis Smith, Risk and Safety Administrator, at 909-708-8746.

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