Court Awarded Technology Grant to Improve Security

August 14, 2023

Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division has been awarded a technology grant from the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Montgomery County Common Pleas Court will use the $47,585 it receives this year to invest in upgraded court security. The grant will fund the replacement of the X-ray machine serving the Probation Services Department at the Reibold Building, located at 14 W. 4th Street. Approximately 700 people are screened through Probation Services’ X-ray machine each day, and the upgraded machine will protect probationers, court staff, and visitors by safeguarding against dangerous contraband entering the building.

The new machine will replace an existing machine that is more than a decade old, and the newer technology will lead to greater efficiency and thus shorter wait times for the public.

“We’re very pleased the Supreme Court of Ohio has selected Montgomery County Common Pleas Court as a recipient of this technology grant to enhance our security systems,” said Judge Mary E. Montgomery, who serves as chair of the court’s Technology Committee. “Improvements to our security technology allow court professionals to safely serve the people of Montgomery County more effectively, supporting the prompt and fair administration of justice.”

This year, the Supreme Court of Ohio is awarding $2.9 million to 42 local court projects for technology systems or upgrades. The projects range from electronic dockets to security systems.

The initial cost of a major technology upgrade can require a significant investment. That’s where the Supreme Court grants help. The annual grants are available to any court of appeals, common pleas, municipal or county court. Applications are reviewed and awarded on a competitive basis.

A full list of grant recipients can be found online at: