Effective December 1, 2016, as part of the Court-wide security screening plan to enhance security at court buildings, the San Bernardino Superior Court will require all visitors (including attorneys) to undergo screening when entering the Historic Courthouse of the San Bernardino District. The revised security screening procedures will enable the Court to provide the public with a safe and easily accessible facility.
All visitors entering the Historic Courthouse will be required to pass through a metal detector and submit all loose items, such as belts, handbags, briefcases, wallets, watches, keys, packages, phones, and other personal electronic devices, for x-ray screening and inspection by security personnel. Visitors may be asked to undergo secondary screening if they activate metal detectors. Alternative screening procedures are available to accommodate disabled persons and those with medical conditions. For a list of items which are prohibited in all Court facilities, please visit the Court’s website: http://www.sb-court.org.
The Court developed these revised security screening procedures in consultation with law enforcement agencies, security experts, and other state and federal courts. These 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.