Delta County
6:12 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Security issues spark public input

COOPER - Delta County Commissioners Court entertained a full house as the agenda item involving the placement of security cameras spurred long discussion at Monday morning’s meeting at the Delta County Courthouse. 

Delta County Judge Herb Brookshire stressed, “The cameras are for the security of the offices that handle money and to help address any incidents that may occur, and certainly not to spy.”

Bud Skinner, former Justice of the Peace, spoke during public participation in favor of the cameras. He reminded the Court of the assault and thefts that occurred in years prior; he noted the use of cameras will beneficial.

“Cameras are the modern day deterrent,” said Skinner. “If you are voted into office, you are a public servant – eyes are on you all the time.”

“I had everyone’s best interest in mind,” repeated Judge Brookshire, saying their will be 12 cameras at the Courthouse and 10 at the jail.

The Court unanimously agreed to sign a statement for the Texas Indigent Defense Commission Formula Grant Program. The County will be reimbursed $7,232.

The Court will meet again on Monday, Feb. 6 at 9 a.m.