Benton County shopping for Justice Center security cameras
KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Monday's bomb scare at the Benton County Justice Center has raised more questions about security near the courthouse parking lot because there are no cameras that point at the parking lot.
The Chair of the Benton County Commission, Jim Beaver says they have a plan.
The Benton County Sheriff's office is looking to make some security upgrades inside the jail, which includes some new cameras. Beaver said, they'll be asking a company working on that improvement to also to assess where cameras should be placed outside of the building. They'll be looking for good locations to eliminate any blind spots.
"We want to make sure we have a safe facility. The parking areas and the places where we have people accumulate, basically right out front the door. We need to be aware of who is there," says Beaver.
Beaver says this is the second bomb scare they had at the Justice Center since he's been in office. Last month, a woman had her jeep stolen from the court parking lot as well.
He says he hopes to have a proposal with prices in front of the commissioners within the month.