Beginning Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 new security measures will be fully implemented at the Marathon County Courthouse.  Please read the Marathon County Courthouse Screening and Controlled Access Policy to see why these changes are being made and how it will affect you when arriving at the Courthouse.

SecurityThe provision of safety and security in the Marathon County Courthouse Complex is a critical aspect of an efficient and effective court operation.  Consistent with Wisconsin Statute 59.27 (3) the Sheriff shall attend to the Circuit Court and establish an appropriate level of security that minimizes the opportunity for physical violence and/or injury to employees, the public, and anyone conducting business in the Courthouse Complex.  The safety of litigants, jurors, staff and all who visit the courthouse is a key priority.

The courthouse must provide a calm, safe, neutral environment for the resolution of disputes. These disputes can generate an emotional response or disruptive outbursts, presenting potential dangers. These procedures are intended to provide staff with the directions and guidelines necessary to ensure the safety and security of all who enter the courthouse.

The purpose of the courthouse screening and controlled access program is to prevent weapons from entering the courthouse.  This policy establishes a procedure for weapons screening of persons entering the Marathon County Courthouse Complex by Sheriff’s personnel.  Access to this complex during public hours shall at all times be controlled by the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office via security check points.

If not otherwise specified in this policy, the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office shall establish screening procedures that balance the need for security with the productivity and functional needs of County employees, third party vendors and the public doing business at this facility.

The Marathon County Courthouse Screening and Controlled Access Policy is subject to change.

Courthouse Security: Beginning Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 new security measures will be fully implemented at the Marathon County Courthouse.  Please read the Marathon County Courthouse Screening and Controlled Access Policy to see why these changes are being made and how it will affect you when arriving at the Courthouse.