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A Practitioner's Guide to Court Security By Lt. Jimmie H. Barrett, Jr., Arlington County Sheriff's Office, VA. Foreword by Henry Hudson

Georgia Civil Practice Act of 1966 as amended, O.C.G.A. 9-11-1 thru 9-11-132 (The act itself is defined in O.C.G.A. 9-11-85) Go to the following link to look up the listed code sections (LexisNexis(R)):

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"Deputy and Court Officer" A new magazine by the National Sheriff's Association (NSA)

"Emergency Management for Courts" By the National Center for State Court Court's Best Practices Institute (NCSC)

"A Practitioner's Guide to Court Security" By Lt. Jimmie H. Barrett, Jr., Arlington County Sheriffs' Office, VA. Foreword by Henry Hudson. "Examines the Art of Protections Today's Courts Using History As Its Examples and Common Sense as Its Foundation"

"Preventing Target Violence Against Judicial Officials and Courts" By Bryan Vossekuil, Randy Borum, Robert Fein, and Marisa Reddy, United States Secret Service.

Sheriff must keep their office at the same places and on the same terms as clerks of the superior court are required to do. O.C.G.A. 15-16-9. Clerks of Superior Court Duties: O.C.G.A. 15-6-6. Go to the following link to look up the listed code sections (LexisNexis(R)):

Written Courthouse Security Plan Required: SB 462 "To amend Article 1 of Chapter 16 of Title 15 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions for sheriffs, so as to place courthouse security under the authority of the sheriff; to require a courthouse security plan which shall be subject to the approval of the chief superior court judge; to provide for access to the security plan to certain individuals; to amend Title 36 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to local government, so as to remove courthouses and jails from the list of properties protected; to provide that a budget for implementing security plans shall be subject to approval by the governing authority; to amend Code Section 50-14-3 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to excluded proceedings, so as to provide for executive session for governing authorities to review security plans; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes."

Buildings in Keeping of Sheriffs

O.C.G.A. 36-9-8

Courthouse Security Plan

O.C.G.A. 15-16-10

O.C.G.A. 36-81-11

O.C.G.A. 50-14-3

Georgia Superior Court Rule 45

Judicial Emergency

O.C.G.A. 38-3-60 thru O.C.G.A. 38-3-64

Georgia Superior Court Rule 45

Public Grounds

See case law under O.C.G.A. 36-9-8