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Superior Court Marshal's Office - Weapons and Prohibited Items Potential Weapons The goal of the Court Security Marshal's Office is to make the Superior Court facilities a safer and more secure environment for all.

Any person entering a Superior Court, Justice Court or Municipal Court facility may be subject to search. Handheld possessions including purses, cell phones, pagers, briefcases and packages are subject to search and inspection. Weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited and may be confiscated. Among items prohibited from court facilities are guns, knives, ammunition, pepper spray, mace, razor blades, illegal drugs and any other type of dangerous or hazardous material or property.

A variety of items may be prohibited because they are hazardous or could be used as potential weapons. These items include any object that is sharp, pointed or with a cutting blade regardless of length. Among the items that are potential weapons are knives, scissors, screwdrivers, large metal nail files and tools not in a tool kit and not used for repair and maintenance.
List of Prohibited Items Officers are expected to exercise sound discretion and will be held accountable for their discretion. Consistent with this management philosophy, the following list is intended as a guideline. If questions, concerns, or complaints are raised, immediately contact either the lead officer or a supervisor for prompt resolution.

Alarms (audio) Alcohol Baseball bats Batons
Bicycle chains Black jacks Bolts Box cutters
Brass knuckles Bullets Bullet clips Butterfly knives
Chains Clubs CO2 canisters Corkscrews
Daggers Darts Fireworks Gun-shaped lighters
Handcuffs Horseshoes Ice picks Mace
Knitting needles Letter openers Lock picks Flammable liquids
Martial arts devices Metal club Railroad spikes Motorcycle chains
Nail files 6"+ Meat cleavers Spikes Razors
Razor blades Ninja pins Stun guns Stakes
Sterno Scissors Thermometer Probe Swords
Syringes Straight razors Twine knife Throwing stars
Tools Tear gas Toy guns Plastic knuckles


Laser pointers may be allowed inside court facilities for legitimate courtroom presentations, but are subject to examination and approval by security staff.

For a complete list of prohibited items contact any court security officer or call 602.506.5598.

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