The Court Services Unit is part of the Support Services Division under the command of the Support Services Captain.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Security and law enforcement within the Mesa County Justice Center located at 125 North Spruce Street.
- Local and long distance inmate transports
- Investigations of crimes originating in the Justice Center
- Fugitive enforcement
The Court Services Unit is staffed by sworn deputies and civilian officers who maintain a constant presence in the Justice Center while it is open for business. Court Services personnel control the security check point located in the lobby of the Justice Center where the public is subject to screening through the use of magnetometers (metal detector) and x-ray machines to screen baggage.
Deputies are responsible for maintaining order in the courtroom and transporting inmates from the courtroom to the detention facility and vice versa. Deputies are responsible for executing writs of habeas corpus; a court order addressed to a prison official or other custodian ordering that a prisoner be brought before the court.
The Court Services Unit is responsible for the transportation of all inmates both locally (i.e. from the jail or youth detention facility to court or hospital, etc) and long distance (i.e. to Dept of Corrections or extraditions from other jurisdictions). The Court Services Unit routinely moves inmates across the State of Colorado and retrieves inmates who have Mesa County warrants from anywhere in the United States where they may have been arrested.
The Court Services Unit investigates all crimes occurring in either the Justice Center or the Detention Facility. These cases typically include, but are not limited to, assaults, and possession of contraband.