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Court Security Regulations
(Filed December 13, 2011)
Under the authority of section 11 of the Court Security Act, 2010, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following regulations.
2. In these regulations
"Act" means the Court Security Act, 2010;
(b) "floroscope machine" means a mechanical device which uses x-rays and a florescent screen to display images in real time; and
Screening and search methods
3. The screening authorized under sections 5 and 6 of the Act may be accomplished by one or more of the following methods:
(a) by requiring a person to pass through a stationary metal detector;
(b) by passing a hand-held metal detector near or around a person's body;
(c) by using a fluoroscope machine to examine the contents of a person's personal possessions or clothing;
(d) through a physical search of the contents of a person's personal possessions or clothing by a security officer; or
Exemption to screening requirements
Persons authorized to possess a weapon
5. The following persons may possess a weapon in a court area:
(a) a security officer;
(b) a participant in a court proceeding who is
(i) required to possess the weapon as part of the court proceeding, or
(ii) authorized by a judge to possess a weapon as part of the court proceeding; and
(c) a person authorized by a security officer on duty at a particular courthouse where the security officer has reason to believe that the person will not use the weapon to cause death or injury to, or threaten or intimidate a person.
Judicial power unaffected
6. Nothing in these regulations derogates from or replaces
(a) the power of a judge at common law or otherwise to control the proceedings of the court;
(b) the power of a judge to give directions to a security officer incidental to the exercise of a contempt power;
(c) the right of the chief judge or a judge in the exercise of judicial functions; or
(d) the administrative power of the chief judge to direct and control the precincts of a courthouse.