Pamlico County Commissioners approved a $160,000 budget for security upgrades in the courthouse.
Sheriff Chris Davis said ever since he came into office, security in the courthouse has been a priority.
“For far too long, courthouse security has not received the attention that it deserves in Pamlico County,” Davis said.
Sheriff Davis created a proposal which he presented in front of county commissioners on Monday. Security improvements include upgrades to cameras, the addition of metal detector screening and one-way locking doors.