The Sheriff's Office provides security for the 18th Judicial Circuit Court and the more than 1.3 million people who enter it each year.
Court Security Deputies are responsible for:
- The protection of the judiciary, the general public and all parties of a trial;
- The custody of all inmates involved in court proceedings;
- Serving warrants, summons, orders of protection and other legal documents;
- Responding to incidents anywhere within the Judicial Office Facility.
Deputies assigned to court security staff the first floor entrance security screening in the Judicial Office Facility as well as its thirty-eight courtrooms.
They are also responsible for the security of four satellite courts in Addison, Downers Grove, Glendale Heights and Wheaton, as well as the Grand Jury courtroom.
As a collateral duty some court security deputies staff an emergency response team that is ready to respond to unusual or dangerous incidents in the courthouse.