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Mercer Co. Courthouse to add more security cameras

PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- A local courthouse is getting some security upgrades.

The Mercer County Commission voted to purchase security cameras and monitors to be stationed outside Judge Derek Swope's office and the Sheriff's Department at the courthouse.

Mercer County Commission president Mike Vinciguerra said this will help the offices' efficiency, allowing them to see who is at the door and buzz the visitor in that way, instead of going outside to look.

Mike Vinceguerra, President of the Mercer County Commission, said this would improve safety, too.

"It would make it a lot safer because people will not be able to come and go as they please. We will have some control over it, just like we have at the main door. When you come in you go through the security down there."

President Vinciguerra said the new equipment should be ready for use by the end of July.

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