Sheriff of PNG

Security beefed up at courthouse

The office of the sheriff has installed a new security screening point which has seen people walking through a metal detector before entering the building.

Operated by the National Judiciary Services security guards, the security screening also includes the inspection of all bags.

Sheriff of PNG Ian Augerea in a statement said all court users and those from the legal profession will be subject to the screening process.

“The screening is an additional measure to ensure all court users can access justice without the fear of violence or the threat of weapons.