BATH – Court security during two recent, high-profile trials in Steuben County, was managed with the utmost professionalism and efficiency.
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard recently told the county Legislature’s Public Safety and Corrections Committee the county Court Security Division staff provided building and courtroom safety and security services during the Oct. 24-Nov. 3, 2016 murder trial of Michael Beard and the more recent and lengthier Jan. 9- Feb. 23 murder trial of Thomas Clayton.
Allard said Steuben’s security staff dealt effectively and efficiently with the trials’ multiple security and control challenges, including parking, seating, court room control and jury management during the extremely sensitive and emotionally charged events.
“Many comments were made by members of the public, including the jury, the media and visiting witnesses and prosecutors regarding the high level of service provided by the security staff,” Allard told the legislative committee. “I am honored to serve the citizens of Steuben
County with such consummate professionals who work diligently to serve the public and provide a safe environment to conduct the business of Steuben County.”