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Woodbury County courthouse testing improved security measures

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - The Woodbury County courthouse will soon become more secure.

A new X-ray machine was tested on Tuesday.

The machine is part of the courthouse's plan to improve security.

There will also be additional cameras and a metal detector.

After nearly a year of discussion, the security system will soon be operational

"Right now, I think we're on mark to be up and running before September 1st,” said Marty Pottebaum, the Woodbury Courthouse Security Chief. “We've got a gentleman coming in today to test the X-ray machine and make sure it's not leaking radiation and ready to go.

County board members say the additional security is necessary to protect judges, jurors and employees.

Upgrading surveillance has created seven part-time jobs, and one full-time position.

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