The Court Services Division provides law enforcement services to the Fourth Judicial District Court. Each year, the Court Services Division escorts approximately 13,000 defendants to court and escorts 1,400 patients to mental health court.
The Court Services Division of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is responsible for maintaining order and safety in the courtrooms. This important work is conducted in approximately 96 courtrooms, located in more than a dozen courthouses and facilities throughout Hennepin County. Deputies assigned to Court Services provide security for judges, juries, court personnel, witnesses, and all citizens.
The Court Services Division makes arrests of persons who violate court orders or those who have an active warrant. Deputies assist all judges and court personnel with security concerns. They conduct patrols and security checks. At many court facilities, deputies assist with screening for weapons. The division helps to ensure that the judicial system operates safely, in an orderly manner, and without disruption.