Court Deputies Department

The Court Deputies Department of the Lucas County Common Pleas Court is comprised of four units:

Main Office
Located on the 3rd floor of the Lucas County Courthouse, coordinates the security staffing of the courtrooms, the transportation of prisoners to and from court, and the collection of information on a variety of criminal case events. This office also is responsible for the safekeeping, storage, and destruction of evidence and other official court records.

Perimeter Security Unit
Located on the 1st floor of the Lucas County Courthouse, is responsible for the screening of all individuals entering the Courthouse and all deliveries to the Courthouse. All persons entering the courthouse are subject to magnetometer inspections and x-ray screening of purses, briefcases, and packages. Perimeter Security Officers collect any items not permitted within the courthouse, issue a claim check, and return items to the person upon departure. If illegal contraband is involved, the person is subject to arrest. This unit also handles all of the photo identifications for various County and Court operations.

Courtroom Security Unit
Responsible for being present in a courtroom whenever there is a criminal matter scheduled or a civil matter which has been identified as having security related concerns. This unit will also respond to any medical emergency or call for assistance in the Courthouse.

Community Supervision Unit
Located at 1100 Jefferson, this unit provides perimeter security for the building which houses the Adult Probation DepartmentPretrial Services, and Human Resources.  In addition, perimeter security is provided at 1302 Washington which houses Regional Court Services' Centralized Drug Testing Unit.  All individuals entering this building are screened in the same manner as if they were entering the Lucas County Courthouse. In addition, this unit has officers who provide community contacts to homes, worksites, furlough sites, and surveillance as requested by the Adult Probation Department as well as Regional Court Services including the Work Release Program and the Electronic Monitoring Program.