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Cass County Court Security Division

Mission Statement

The Court Security Division of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, consists of Deputy Sheriffs whose responsibilities range from weapons screening and maintaining courtroom decorum to providing essential public safety and law enforcement services. The deputies ensure that court environments are safe and secure for the judiciary, court support staff, and the public.

Duties and Responsibilities

Court Security Deputies are responsible for the physical protection of judges, court personnel, attorneys, witnesses, juries and citizens who have business within the Cass County Justice Center Complex.

Specific duties include:

  • Weapons screening at all entrances.
  • Maintaining order and decorum in courtrooms, waiting areas and court premises.
  • Patrolling buildings.
  • Guarding, transporting, and isolating sequestered juries.
  • Effecting arrests, remands, and confiscating contraband when necessary.
  • Assuming responsibility for all emergency response, including medical, fire, bomb threat, etc.
  • Transport inmates to court, both in person and video.
  • Assist the jail when able to with daily duties.
  • Assist extraditions when able with transportations.

Weapons Screening in the Courts

Visitors to the courts may experience a slight delay upon entering the building because they must pass through a scanning device called a magnetometer and also have their packages, purses and clothing passed through an x-ray machine. In some cases a personal body scan may be required.

These procedures are necessary to ensure the health and safety of all who have business in the court building. Based upon the weapons screening statistics and the numbers of arrests and incidents, these are prudent measures.

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