In a conversation Saturday evening with Interim Deputy City Manager, J.D. Clockadale, a Municipal Court update was provided.
According to Mr. Clockadale, construction (walls, carpet, paint) is complete. On Monday, furniture will begin to be brought in to the space and the set-up will resume.
This week, Municipal Court specific software will be installed, training provided on that software, alarm systems installed, metal detectors installed … simply getting the T’s crossed and the I’s dotted.
One big reason Municipal Court Operations cannot begin just yet is that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation must inspect and certify that the court meets GCIC (Georgia Crime Information Center) compliance and issue the Municipal Court an ORI (Originating Reporting Identifier) number, said Clockadale. Additionally, the City of Brookhaven has to supply the DeKalb County Police Officers with ticket books and those will be printed and distributed shortly.
Once Brookhaven’s GCIC number is received a Court calendar will need to be established and then the City of Brookhaven Municipal Court will be ready to hear cases.
The City of Brookhaven Municipal Court will be located in Building 2 in Corporate Square.