Court Security

Madison County Sheriff's 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
Madison County Courthouse
101 West Main Street
Richmond, Kentucky 40475
Circuit Court
Grand Jury
Fiscal Court
Madison County Family Court
119 North 1st Street
Richmond, Kentucky 40475
25th Circuit District Family Court
Juvenile 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)

Madison County Sheriff Tip Line. Phone: 859-624-4797

The Tip Line is designed to allow individuals to provide us with tips on criminal activity that is happening in the community. You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so. You are not required to provide your name, business name or other contact information. Call 859-624-4797 

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