Kalamaoo County

COURTHOUSE SECURITY

The entrances to the Crosstown Center Courthouse, Michigan Avenue Courthouse and the Gull Road Justice Complex are monitored by security equipment.

The following items may not be brought into the building: guns, knives, razors, scissors, box cutters, any type of spray. All packages may be inspected. Dangerous or illegal objects shall be seized.

Litigants should arrive early for court proceedings to allow time for security measures.

The following items are prohibited in the courtrooms:

  • Weapons of any sort
  • Electronic equipment (unless approved by the court)
  • Inappropriate attire, such as t-shirts with swear words, depicting violence or sexual acts, promoting drug or alcohol use; muscle shirts; tank tops; halter tops; shorts; cut-off jeans; baggy pants that fall below the hips; micro-mini skirts; pants with holes; hats (except those worn for religious purposes)
  • Food, beverages, chewing gum, tobacco
  • Newspapers
  • Children making noise

Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Security may remove offenders from the building and judges may hold violators in contempt of court.

Cell Phones and Pagers:

Cell Phones and pagers must be placed in the silent mode, unless otherwise instructed at entry to the courthouse. Use of cell phones and pagers is not allowed in the courtrooms or hearing rooms. Use of cell phones and pagers in other areas of the courthouse is permitted, however users should exercise discretion in their conversations being held in a public environment.

Persons with Pacemakers and Medical Devices:

For your safety, it is recommended that you not go through the metal detector or be handwanded unless you have doctor's approval.