Osceola County BOC may cut back on courthouse entrances

October 4, 2018

By John Raffel

The Osceola County Board of Commissioners continues to work on developing a plan for improving courthouse security.

At a recent meeting, the committee worked on building security and safety and “gave an update and were talking about the front entrance,” commission chairman Larry Emig said. “It sounded like there was a potential idea for a direction to go with that and we thought that was going to work. But it ended up it would not work, at least the initial thought on how they would do it. So we had to go back to the drawing board on that.

‘They’ve done some things but are looking at both buildings. We really don’t want to have as many entrances as we do. We’re looking for costs at metal detectors, those types of things. They’re still in the information gathering mode. Then they’re going to prioritize, present it to the board and we’ll have some discussion. We want to keep it moving as much as we can and do something.”

Emig said efforts are continuing on how to evaluate the current EMS department. He noted only one bid had been previously received. No action specificially has been taken yet Emig said.

“They would come in and review policies and operations and those type of things,” Emig said. “It would really be an effort to see what we aren’t doing, and to enhance our service. I personally believe we have a good EMS program.”

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