The Court Security/Transport Division has a total of 28 full-time and 1 part-time deputies who have the combined responsibility of court security as well as transporting inmates to or from the Sherburne County Jail.
The Court Security component provides law enforcement support to Sherburne County’s Tenth Judicial District, which includes 5 courtrooms. This support includes protecting the judicial and courtroom staff, ensuring compliance with judicial orders, enforcing rules of decorum during courtroom proceedings, and providing law enforcement services in and around the Sherburne Government Center. Temporary custody is also maintained for those appearing in court while under arrest.
Individuals going to the 2nd Floor of the Government Center which includes the Courtrooms must go through a weapons screening process consisting of a walk-through metal detector and x-ray scan of all articles (i.e. bags, briefcases, purses, etc.). Prohibited items on the 2nd floor include, but are not limited to: firearms, knives, and explosives.
The Transport component has the major responsibility of in-custody transports. In 2009, the Sherburne County Transport unit safely transported more than 11,326 individuals and traveled a combined 230,354 miles. Transports are conducted for variety of purposes, including: prisoners in pre-trial detention, prisoners in post-conviction en route to a correctional facility, for inmate medical treatment, for persons arrested in other jurisdictions on Sherburne County warrants, detained juveniles, and patients held for civil commitment hearings.
Deputies not regularly assigned to Court Security and day-to-day transports are assigned to Jail functions and perform Jail Medical and Juvenile transports as needed.