Court Security


The mission of the sheriff's court security division is to serve as the security arm of the Superior Court of Santa Clara County.  We are dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment in a professional, efficient and cost effective manner with a commitment to community based policing for our judicial staff and our customers. 

The Santa Clara County Office of the Sheriff provides security to the seven State of California Superior Courts located within Santa Clara County on a contract basis. There are more than 220 sworn and professional staff assigned to the Court Security Contract. 

There are many specialized assignments within the Court Security Division to include Judicial/Dignitary Protection, Felony and Misdemeanor Court Trial Bailiffs, Risk Assessment Unit, CIT trained Dual Diagnosis Court Bailiffs, Juvenile Dependency Bailiffs, Juvenile Court Bailiffs Holding Cell Operations and Court Movement Deputies.

More than 1,250,000 people pass through our security screening stations each year. Deputies and Sheriff’s Technicians operate security screening stations at the entrance of each court facility. Their primary job is to ensure no illegal or dangerous items enter a court facility. Sheriff’s deputies and technicians are generally the first person you will come into contact with at a court facility and are there to answer any questions you may have or direct you to the appropriate place to obtain the information you need.​


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