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Beltrami County

Court Security

The Beltrami Court Security Office is committed to maintaining the safety and security of the courthouse in order to protect the integrity of court procedures; to ensure the rights of individuals before it; to deter those who would take violent action against the court or its participants in court proceedings; and to sustain the decorum of the courtUsing the same level of professionalism, Court Deputies and Bailiffs will provide security throughout the county campus and safe transport for inmates to and from other facilities.

We can all appreciate the reality of the world we live in today. The increase in violence in courthouses across America brings an increase in security measures. It is the duty of the Beltrami County Court Security division to provide for a safe and secure court environment. This group of professionals take great pride in keeping a secure court environment, and appreciate your help in maintaining that security.

Comprised of both Court Deputies and Court Security Officers, this unit works closely together in order to accomplish any given task. Daily operations may include maintaining order and decorum in up to four courtrooms simultaneously, transporting inmates from the jail for in-custody appearances, screening all entrants to ensure safety, fingerprinting of applicants and those ordered by the court, county campus security, and other given duties.

Here are a few suggestions to help smooth your visit to our Judicial Center:

1) Take an extra few minutes to arrive early at the courthouse, especially in the morning, which is usually the busiest time.

2) Think as though you are going to the airport.  Metal objects on you or your person can be detected by our walkthrough metal detector.  Please leave large metal jewelry, coins, keys, big belt buckles, and purses at your office or in your car.  If a certain article of clothing constantly holds you up at the security station try to replace it with a different article next time you come through.

3) Judges and attorneys are very concerned about distractions while court is in session; also, judges want to keep electronics and recording devices out of the courthouse.  With this in mind please keep cell phones, computers, cameras, and smartwatches, etc behind as well.  This will help you to breeze through our security screening process. 

The Court Security staff is here to help and if you have any questions concerning the security process do not hesitate to ask.  Court Security Deputies are also available as a county campus resource to address any security concerns.

Contact Us

Court Security

600 Minnesota Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Phone: 218-333-4087

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