The Office of Sheriff is tasked with all three branches of
criminal justice. These branches include law enforcement,
courts, and corrections.
Court services provides, among other duties, security for the
courts as well as the courthouse. Court services also serves the
majority of writs, warrants, precepts, and processes directed to
the sheriff by the courts.
Georgia law requires that the sheriff or his deputy attend all
sessions of the superior court as well as probate court sessions
when requested by the judge. Georgia Law also requires that the
Sheriff implement comprehensive courthouse security. Georgia
law places the public grounds and other county property in the
keeping of the sheriff, making it his or her duty to preserve them
from injury or waste and to prevent intrusions upon them.