The primary duty of the Sheriff's Office is to provide security for everyone throughout both the Civil and Criminal Court House. This includes judges as well as court personnel and the general public. Currently there are 18 Superior Court Judges assigned among each Court House. Officers assigned to the court house entrances maintain a metal detector which scans all who enter for concealed weapons. Officers provide security by guarding prisoners while they are in court for a trial or before a judge on other judicial matters. These officers are also responsible to guard and protect the juries during trials and deliberations. Sheriff's Officers must remain with the jury to ensure their safety as well as to prevent any outside contact to avoid influencing or tampering of jurors.