In 2001 the Sheriff's Office's statewide became responsible for
the security for prisoners held in the District Courts.
The Sheriff's Office met these new responsibilities, while still
retaining responsibility for all aspects of security at the two
County Superior Courts.
In these turbulent times the workload of the courts has
increased, and that increase is felt throughout the many
divisions of the Sheriff's Office, though none more directly
than in the area of Court Security. At any given time
there can be up to 32 courtrooms operating at one time, with
twice that many Court Security Officers. From volatile
family disputes, to criminal defendants, to victims and
witnesses, our Court Security Officers deal with all types of
personalities, from all walks of life, on a daily basis.
Our Court Security Officers interact
with these people, and provide these security functions, in a
professional manner, providing a safe, secure environment, and
ensuring the efficiency of the judicial process.