On 7-1-2024 there will be new armed security at the entrance to the Ottawa County Courthouse. The Sheriff's Office along with Ottawa County has contracted with Code3 security out of Bartlesville to provide armed security for the courthouse. Code3 will provide two armed officers during normal business hours, and their job is to monitor the security machines for all those that need to enter the courthouse, monitor security cameras, and conduct foot patrols within the interior and exterior of both the courthouse and the annex building. We will still employ one Deputy to work the courthouse by being seen inside the courtrooms more often, and transporting inmates to court from the jail. . Citizens need to expect some issues until everyone gets acclimated to the change. If there are any issues please contact the Sheriff's Office.