The Judicial Security Unit has a primary responsibility of taking in-custody inmates to various court appointments throughout Pima County’s court buildings, including the Superior Court, the Justice Court and the Juvenile Court Complex. The Unit is also responsible for the overall safety and security of the Superior Court and Juvenile Court buildings. The Unit is comprised of Corrections Officers, Commissioned Deputies, civilian positions, one Corrections Sergeant, one Deputy Sergeant and one Corrections Lieutenant.
Some duties involve safely and securely moving inmates to and from their various court proceedings, as well as taking defendants into custody upon a judge’s order. Other duties include maintaining security over the inmate holding areas, and conducting welfare checks throughout the courthouses to help provide a safe and secure environment for all who enter them. This assignment requires concentration and teamwork to maintain a safe, effective and efficient operation.
All assigned corrections officers must be weapons qualified, and must be off initial probation to be eligible for this assignment. Additionally assigned corrections officers must demonstrate sound judgment, practice good interpersonal communication skills, and utilize excellent officer safety skills in escorting and interacting with inmates. Due to the high visibility nature of this assignment, it is expected that Judicial Security personnel will, at all times, be examples of professionalism in appearance, conduct, performance, and integrity.
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