Court Services Division Formed; New Captain promoted

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In a continuing effort to use existing funds in a more efficient way, Sheriff Anderson has directed that a new Court Services Division be formed.  Formerly the Court Security Division operated independently, with Warrants/Civil being supervised by the Patrol Division and Prisoner transport being supervised by the Jail Division.  This consolidation under a Court Services Division will bring Court Security, Warrants/Civil, and Prisoner transport deputies under one Captain and ensure that matters which involve the courts are supervised under one structure.  An added benefit will be more sworn law enforcement personnel at judicial facilities.  Captain Keith Stone, an 18 year Sheriff’s Office veteran, was tasked with implementing the new division after gathering input from the judges and other stakeholders.  Citizens should notice a more visible presence of deputies at court facilities and changes in operating procedures to better secure these facilities.