Court Security Duties
The Court Security Division is a unit which is staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week. During business hours, the primary function of this unit is to provide for a safe and orderly environment within the Courthouse, the County Administration Building and the surrounding areas. Court Security Deputies maintain a secured entrance to the courthouse by which all persons and their property must pass through a metal detector and x-ray machine. This function is to identify items that are illegal or prohibited, and to keep these items from entering the Courthouse. On average, over 600,000 persons enter the Courthouse and are screened each year.
In addition to providing a secured entrance, deputies provide security when requested or needed for high profile or high risk hearings, attempt warrant arrests, and take subjects into custody when remanded by the courts. Deputies also conduct perimeter checks, perform civil service, take reports, and perform numerous other tasks as needed.
After business hours, Court Security Deputies work as a two officer team and continue with building and perimeter security. They perform warrant confirmations and make notifications to the coroner, Investigations Division, and the district attorney's office when needed. These deputies also answer general calls from the public, assisting them with a multitude of situations.
Yearly Average Statistics
On a yearly average, the Court Security Division makes over 500 warrant arrests while making over 1,200 attempts. This division completes over 70 offense reports, serves over 300 civil papers, and completes nearly 2,300 security requests.