The responsibilities of the Courts/Courthouse Security Division encompass a wide area of concern. This division is charged with the duty of ensuring the security of the courtrooms, potentially a very volatile place. Sumter County has several types of court that fall under the jurisdiction of the Courts Security Division. They are as follows:
Superior Court – This is where most all criminal and major civil trails are held. There are several judges that handle the case load for Superior Court.
Magistrate Court – This court issues warrants and handles civil cases involving less than $5000.
Juvenile Court – This court handles all the cases involving juveniles in Sumter County.
In addition to handling the security for all Sumter County courts, the Security Division is also responsible for serving (arresting wanted persons) criminal warrants and other court orders as issued by the judge of all the courts.