Courthouse Security deputies maintain security and order at the Rutherford County Judicial Building in downtown Murfreesboro, the Juvenile Court/Detention facility on South Church Street in Murfreesboro and the General Sessions Courtroom inside the Adult Detention Center. The new General Sessions Court at the Detention Center allows the judge to hear cases at the jail instead of transporting an average of 30 inmates to General Sessions Court at the Judicial Building. Courthouse Security deputies work with the monthly sessions of the grand jury. They will work inside the Rutherford County Judicial Center beginning in the spring of 2018.
They are responsible for the safety of all judges, attorneys, employees and citizens who pass through the doors of the court facilities. About 35,000 people pass through the screening process at the Judicial Building and about 4,000 people visit the Juvenile Court/Detention facility each month. No weapons or purses are allowed in these buildings.
Deputies keep peace in the courtrooms and hallways, arrest suspects on warrants and help guard inmates.
Transport deputies drive inmates to General Sessions Court hearings and Circuit Court hearings at the Judicial Building and Juvenile Court. The deputies average taking 600 inmates to General Sessions Court hearings and Circuit Court hearings each month.
They are responsible for the safety and security of the inmates and citizens during each transport.
Also, transport deputies pick up inmates wanted in Rutherford County from other detention facilities.