Prohibited items are weapons, explosives, incendiaries, and items that are seemingly harmless, but may be used as a weapon, referred to as “dual use” items. You may not bring these items to the security checkpoint without authorization. If you bring a prohibited item to the checkpoint, you may be criminally prosecuted, or at the least, asked to rid yourself of them. The following list is not intended to be all-inclusive and is updated as necessary.

  • Any cutting blade and/or piercing instrument, including box cutters, cigar cutters, corkscrews, hair picks with metal tines, knitting needles, nail files, letter openers, ice picks, knives, razor blades and razors, hacksaw blades, sabers, swords and scissors are not permitted.
  • Firearms, ammunition, bb guns, compressed air guns, flare guns, gun lighters, gun powder, parts of a firearm, pellet guns, stun guns, realistic replicas, and starter pistols are not permitted.
  • Flammable items such as fuels, gasoline, lighter fluid, strike anywhere matches, turpentine and paint thinner are not permitted.
  • Martial Arts/Self Defense items such as billy clubs, black jacks, brass knuckles, expandable batons, mace, pepper spray, nightsticks, some key rings, numchucks and throwing stars are not permitted.
  • Sporting goods such as baseball bats, bow and arrows, golf clubs, hockey sticks and pool cues are not permitted.
  • Tools, including axes, hatchets, crowbars, drills, hammers, pliers, saws, screwdrivers, and wrenches are not permitted unless a contractor performing work under the County’s authority.
  • Disabling chemicals and other dangerous items such as butane and butane operated devices, chlorine for pools and spas, compressed gas cylinders (excluding fire extinguishers), liquid bleach, alcohol, spillable batteries (except those in wheelchairs) and spray paint are not permitted.
  • Restraining items, including thumb cuffs, handcuffs, handcuff keys, leg shackles, flex cuffs.

This list applies to all persons entering any government building with a security checkpoint staffed by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office or Global Protective Services. Any law enforcement officer not “on duty” is prohibited from carrying their weapon(s) onto the premises.