Court Security

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the security of all Circuit, District, Juvenile and Family Courts as well as the common areas in the two buildings in which they are held. Additionally, Sheriff’s Deputies staff an electronic surveillance station in each building and handle the daily movement and transportation of prisoners scheduled for court appearances.

Items not allowed in court

  • Guns
  • Knives
  • Box Cutters
  • Hand Cuff Keys
  • Tools
  • Glass Bottles
  • Unauthorized Badges
  • Sharp Items
  • Anything that may be used as a weapon

What to expect upon entering

When entering either the Hall of Justice or the Judicial Center, the following Items must be removed before going through the metal detectors:

  • Wallets
  • Keys
  • Coins
  • Cellular Phones
  • Pagers
  • Cigarettes
  • Lighters
  • Any foil packages
  • Batteries
  • Watches
  • Metal Belt Buckles

If after removing these items, you still set off the metal detector, you may be scanned with a metal detector wand. All bags, purses and umbrellas will have to be scanned by the x-ray machine.

  • Please advise officers if you are wearing steel toed shoes.
  • Advise officers if you have a medical condition that prohibits you from walking though a magnetometer (metal detector)