Sheriff Gutierrez Recommends Courthouse Security Improvements - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/28/08

Sheriff Gutierrez Recommends Courthouse Security Improvements

How safe is the Lubbock county courthouse? Sheriff David Gutierrez believes it's time to step up security.

Gutierrez made a presentation to the Lubbock county commissioners this morning.

"We are in an ever changing world where security is first and foremost," he said.

According to Gutierrez, Midland, San Angelo, and Abilene have already addressed their courthouse security issues. And Lubbock needs to do the same.  

"I think it's incumbent upon myself, my staff to look at this and recommend to the commissioners court what options are available - which direction we should move," said Gutierrez. "It's all about the dollars, and I'm very sensitive to that."

The thirteen options range from $200,000 to nearly a million dollars. Gutierrez will meet with the county commissioners in a private meeting to discuss which option should be considered.  

If approved, the changes would not go into affect until the next budget cycle in fall.

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