The Sheriff's Office is responsible for the safety and security of the courthouse, and transportation of inmates to and from courts.
In Fiscal year 2015 - 2016 the Sheriff's Office provided security for 595 court sessions and transported 1,225 persons in custody.
The Sheriff's Office uses both standing and hand-held metal detectors, as well as an x-ray machine to ensure that weapons are not introduced into the courthouse.
Items Restricted from Courthouse
Some of the restricted items include:
- Pocket knives
- Box cutters
- Pepper spray or mace
- Handcuff keys (with the exception of law enforcement)
- Fish hooks on hats
- Spiked belts
- Cell Phones, Laptops, I-pods/I-pads, and any other electronic devices as of November, 2010 per Circuit Court order; to include, smart watches.
Any other item considered to be a weapon may also be restricted from the courthouse.