Durham County Sheriff Gets Help Securing the Courthouse & Jail During Staffing Shortages

Durham County Sheriff Clarence Birkhead has asked the county commissioners to hire private security officers from Nighthawk Security and Consulting in order to free up some of the short-staffed Sheriff’s Office’s deputies guarding the Durham County Courthouse and Detention Center. The move will cost an additional $412,323 from his budget. Motiryo Keambiroiro, a general services director, explained Nighthawk has worked with the county for the past five years.