As opening day for the Lewis County courthouse annex draws near, county commission is filling up its staff.
Commission is looking for three people to provide security at the annex.
The three guards will act as bailiffs in court, and operate a security checkpoint at the entrance.
The chief of courthouse security said having dedicated security will be a big step up for many courts.
"Any kind of screening prior to entering the courtroom, it simply doesn't exist right now. People have to be witnesses, people are victims, they're going to be in a much safer environment than they would be otherwise," said J.D. Clevenger, chief of courthouse security.
The annex itself is almost finished and county commission said it expects to begin moving people into the building this summer.