Lewis & Clark County approves contract for armed security at county courthouse

The Lewis and Clark County Commission has approved a plan to place armed security officers at the county courthouse.

On Tuesday morning, commissioners unanimously supported a contract with the security firm Securitas. The county will pay about $236,000 a year to place three officers in the courthouse on weekdays. The contract is set to run through Oct. 1, 2022.

County leaders said there wasn’t a particular incident that led them to this decision, and that they had been interested in adding more security for years.