Sheriff's Office


Duties of the Sheriff's Office

 

Provide security and protection for the Court of Common Pleas

Deputy Sheriffs are assigned to each criminal courtroom and have the responsibility of maintaining custody of incarcerated defendants who are required to appear before the Court. Deputies are also responsible for the safety of the Judge and of all persons in the courtroom.

Provide security and protection for Juvenile Court

Deputy Sheriffs are assigned to juvenile court, cases involving individuals under the age of 18 years. Deputies are responsible for the transportation of securely held juveniles from the juvenile detention center to courtroom and back.

Court Room Security and Prisoner Transportation

The Sheriff’s Office provides a wide range of services to the county and its residents.  Deputy Sheriffs are responsible for the security and protection of citizens and as follows:

Sheriff’s Deputies are assigned to each criminal courtroom and are responsible for maintaining the custody of incarcerated defendants who are required to appear before the court.  This includes the transport of prisoners to and from county, state and federal institutions for court appearances.  The Sheriff’s Office has an Extradition Unit for the retrieval of fugitives who are captured out of state to return them to Delaware County for adjudication and taken into custody.  

Deputies are also responsible for the safety of the Judge and all persons in the courtroom during proceedings.

In addition, Deputy Sheriffs are likewise responsible for the custody of juvenile defendants (those under the age of 18) and their transportation to and from detention centers for court appearances, plus the security of the Judge and all persons in the courtroom during juvenile proceedings.

Serve and enforce all orders of the Court of Common Pleas:

In the act of carrying out the orders of the Court of Common Pleas the Sheriff’s Office and its uniformed and administrative personnel honor and respect the dignity and rights of the individuals who come to them for service and those against whom documents are served. 

The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for carrying out the orders of the Court to enforce Injunctions, serve warrants, the service of Out of County* ProtectionFrom Abuse Orders (PFA), Writs of Summons and Complaints, Subpoenas, and Writs of Attachment / Garnishments.

*In Delaware County, local law enforcement serves in county Protection From Abuse (PFA) orders.