Butler County is moving forward with installing bullet proof teller windows in all seven local magistrates’ offices.
A company called “Ready Access” out of Chicago will supply the windows for a cost of about $39,000. That was the lowest of the three bids the county received.
No county money is being used for this project. The funding will come from a state grant from the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts.
In total, 17 windows will be installed within the counties seven district justice offices. The bullet-proof teller windows will be built with a polycarbonate glass that includes a six-inch bullet-resistant speak hole so the customer can hear the teller.
Officials say this is an effort by the state to upgrade security.