The main function of the deputies who work with the Superior Court is to provide security for the Superior Court Judge, the working attorneys and the civilians in the court room. This very important job is to ensure that the legal system is allowed to go through its process without disruptions from high risk defendants and/or civilians who are attending the trial.
During high profile cases, the Santa Cruz County Court Security officers make arrangements for additional security and security screening for the court room. The deputies also make arrangements and assist in transporting high profile defendants to and from courtroom hearings. Another important function is to ensure that warrants issued from Superior Court are entered into the system and delivered to the Sheriff’s Office.