The Judicial Division
is comprised of several
areas. The first is Courtroom Functions
. Courtroom functions
include courtroom security for family, criminal, hearing officer,
juvenile referee, landlord tenant, arbitration courts and civil courts.
This division is also responsible for grand jury and any other special
court function such as Mock Trials, Election Day courts and security
for voting poll problems. The protection of all County Judges, courtroom
personnel, staff, attorneys, litigants, witnesses and the public while
in the County Court are the primary duty of the Sheriffs Court Officers.
Your safety is our concern. A state mandated court security plan is
in place to assure safety and to diminish the likelihood of violent
or disruptive events.
The second function is writs
. The writs function is responsible
for assigning two officers for the transfer of inmates from the Ocean
County Jail to various locations throughout the state when ordered
by the courts.
The third function is money transfers
. The courts transportation
team is responsible for the picking up of various funds from the different
county locations and delivering them to the bank on a daily basis.
The fourth function is prisoner transportation
. The courts
transportation team brings inmates from the jail to the judges' courtrooms.
On special request, the Sheriff's Department assists local departments
in prisoner transportation as well.
The fifth function is Strike Force Transportation
. The strike
force transportation team is responsible for the transportation of
subjects from the scene of a raid to the Ocean County Jail at any
On a daily basis
, the Officers of the Courts are called on
to not only provide proper security screening but settling disputes,
rendering first aid, and arresting those committing crimes on county
property. Approximately 230 arrests are made annually by Sheriff's
Court Officers in and around the courthouse.