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Court Security
Madison County Sheriffs Office

The Sheriff and/or a Deputy by order of KRS Chapter 70.140 have been charged with the safety of the Judges and the public to, from and during court proceedings. They are to assure that the court is conducted in a controlled professional manner and that all orders are obeyed by said courts.  The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for seven (7) courts in Madison County to include Circuit, District, Juvenile and Family Courts, in Richmond as well in Berea. They are responsible for the transportation of prisoners to and from the Madison County Detention Center to the Courts and then returned.  They are responsible for the overall security of all court rooms as well as the building in which they are located.  Court Security also staffs Front Line Security stations which check all persons entering the building by means of either a metal detector machine and/or metal detecting wand. 

Court Locations:

Location: Courts held at this location: Photo

Madison County Hall of Justice   
351 West Main Street
Richmond, Kentucky 40475

District Court
Small Claims Court
District Court

Madison County Courthouse
101 West Main Street
Richmond, Kentucky 40475

Circuit Court
Grand Jury
Fiscal Court

Circuit Court

Madison County Family Court
119 North 1st Street
Richmond, Kentucky 40475

25th Circuit District Family Court
Juvenile Court

Family Court

Berea City Hall
212 Chestnut Street
Berea, Kentucky 40403


Items not allowed in court:
•    Guns
•    Knives
•    Box Cutters
•    Hand Cuff Keys    
•    Tools
•    Glass Bottles
•    Unauthorized Badges
•    Sharp Items or anything else that may be used as a weapon
•    No Food or Drinks of any type

What to expect upon entering
When entering either the Hall of Justice or the Family Court Building, the following Items must be removed before going through the metal detectors:

•    Wallets
•    Keys
•    Coins
•    Cellular Phones
•    Pagers
•    Cigarettes
•    Lighters
•    Any foil packages
•    Batteries
•    Watches
•    Metal Belt Buckles

If after removing these items, you still set off the metal detector, you may be scanned with a metal detector wand.  All bags, purses and umbrellas will have to be scanned by the x-ray machine.

 * Please advise officers if you are wearing steel toed shoes.

 * Also advise officers if you have a medical condition that prohibits you from walking though a magnetometer (metal detector)

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