The Judicial Complex (Courthouse) and the Historic Courthouse are served by the Courts Division. This division ensures the public safety for those conducting business in the buildings. The Courts Division provides security to the Superior, State, Magistrate, Probate, judges, and support staff.
The following items are not allowed in the Judicial Complex or the Historic Courthouse:
Firearms or any projectile weapon, ammunition, tasers, and defensive propellants
Knives and bladed weapons of any kind, including box cutters, pocket knives, throwing stars, or darts
Narcotics or illegal drugs
Any items that could be used as a weapon.
If contraband is confiscated, it is condemned and becomes the property of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. Anyone possessing weapons, illegal narcotics, and/or drugs will be promptly arrested and prosecuted.