More than 20 deputies ensure the security of the county government center. Their duties include making in-court arrests pursuant to judges' orders, confiscating weapons, and otherwise securing the courtroom areas and escorting defendants and witnesses in high-profile cases. The Court Security Unit also has a K-9 team specializing in explosive detection.
The Civil Unit is responsible for service and execution of civil processes in Jefferson County, as directed by the courts. The six-person unit serves papers such as eviction notices, temporary restraining orders, and summonses for appearance in small claims court. The Unit serves approximately 10,000 papers per year.