The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for maintaining the integrity of 29 courts, the Grand Jury and various hearing officers assigned to the Union County Judicial Vicinage. Officers assigned to judicial functions perform these services while maintaining a secure and professional profile. In addition to security functions, these officers ensure that parties to actions, stenographers, lawyers and witnesses are present when the court is in session. A major function of the court officers is the secure transportation of prisoners to and from the courts. Each year more than 20,000 prisoners are produced in Union County courts.