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The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office Court Services Division serves as an officer of the Scotland County Courts and is responsible for security in the courts and execution of orders issued by the court. The division consists of a Captain who supervises the bailiffs. 

The Court Services Division is responsible for the security, safety and order of the courthouse consisting of the judges, courthouse employees and the general public. The courthouse is open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm with the exception of night specialty courts. Prior to opening court each day, bailiffs check and prepare each courtroom for security purposes.

Bailiffs monitor the front door security and provide safety and order in each courtroom throughout the day. Anywhere from 200 to 1000 people pass through the front door and in courtrooms daily, depending on the type courts we have at the time. The front door security is required to scan all items through the metal detector to ensure that no weapons are permitted inside the courthouse.

Bailiffs assist and escort each judge into and out of the courthouse. It is their duty to provide security for judges at all times, including escorting the judge to lunch when requested. They also prepare ice water and/or coffee for the judges and assist clerks with their carts of files for court.

We ensure that we provide the amount of bailiffs or deputies necessary to each courtroom to ensure all safety measures are handled for the Judge and other courtroom personnel.

If you have questions or concerns about a case you will need to contact the Scotland County Clerks Office or Scotland County District Attorney's Office.  

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Scotland County Clerk's Office

Scotland County District Attorney's Office


Captain Johnathan Smith




Sergeant Tina Crifasi




D. J. Hale