Court Security
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The Court Security staff is responsible for maintaining order and proper decorum in all courts. The Deputies assigned to Court Services are responsible for inmate transportation and courtroom security. Court Security Staff are also responsible for assisting the public.

In order to maintain a safe and secure environment, all persons and parcels entering the courts are subject to search. Cell phones are prohibited beyond the security screening desks at Norfolk General District Court, Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and Norfolk Circuit Court.

What not to bring

Possession of firearms within the courthouse is limited to the Court Deputies and Law Enforcement Officers only.

Law Enforcement Officers entering court for personal matters (i.e., custody, civil or criminal case) are prohibited from entering the courthouse with weapons.

The general public is prohibited from entering a courthouse with weapons or items considered to be weapons including, but not limited to:

  • Knives, Chemical Agents, Firearms & Tasers.

Other unauthorized items include:
  • Cameras of any kind
  • Video Cameras of any kind
  • Recording Devices of any kind


The Court Security Staff is not authorized to store any materials for persons entering the court areas.

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