Security enhancement: New metal detectors coming for Lander, Riverton courts

(Lander, Wyo.) – Fremont County Commissioners agreed to buy three new walk-through metal detectors for the county’s court facilities in both Lander and Riverton at Tuesday’s regular meeting. Cost of the three new security screening devices is $10,325.

Chairman Travis Becker said two of the units are for use at the courthouse in Lander, and one for the Riverton Justice Center.

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“They’ll place one at the entrance lobby to the Circuit and District courtrooms, and one for the Betty Kail Courtroom, which is used when both District Court Judges in the Ninth District hear cases at the courthouse,” Becker said.

The commissioners also voted to elevate Melinda Cox to full-time status, noting that she was working full-time hours now. Cox oversees the Court Assisted Supervised Treatment (CAST) program that serves adult clients and the Juvenile Treatment Court (JTC) that serves clients ages 13-18. She also directs the County’s Youth Services Office. Her salary was approved at $55,000, retroactive to July 1st.

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