NEW COUNTY SECURITY

Some new security measures are being implemented at the Franklin County Courthouse and Department of Social Services Office in Malone. Four retired corrections officers have been hired by the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office, and now they will be greeting people who come to the Franklin County Courthouse and the Department of Social Services office on Finney Boulevard. The new security was brought in to fill the void that was created when Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill pulled his deputies from the detail over a budget dispute with the county Legislature. Two will be assigned to the courthouse and two more will stand guard at the DSS office. Their official title is “special patrol officers.” Funding for the positions is provided by the DSS office…. $147,000 that was originally earmarked for the Sheriff’s Department. Additional security will come with the installation of cameras on all of the doors in the courthouse.