Court security service

Sheriff's officers provide a protective security service to all Adelaide and metropolitan courts. Sheriff’s officers also conduct point of entry searches at these locations. Sheriff’s officers at country court locations provide a security presence which is upgraded on a risk assessment basis from metropolitan staff. In addition to the asset and personal security service provided, the Sheriff's Office also provides a consultancy service on general security matters to the Authority. Sheriff's officers are multiskilled to perform court orderly, court security and prisoner security duties.
 

Court orderly service

Sheriff's officers provide a court orderly service to the criminal sittings of all courts throughout the State. They keep order within the courtroom and attend to the needs of witnesses and other persons having business before the courts. Sheriff's officers performing court orderly duties in the Supreme Court and District Court criminal sittings also maintain the welfare and security of jurors involved on criminal trials. Sheriff's officers are multiskilled to perform court orderly, court security and prisoner security duties.
 
 

Prisoner security service

Sheriff's officers provide a custodial prisoner security service for the operation of the Supreme Court and District Court criminal sittings within the Sir Samuel Way Building. This service provides for the safe, secure and humane containment of persons in custody appearing before the courts. Sheriff's officers are multiskilled to perform court orderly, court security and prisoner security duties.
 
A private contractor provides Prisoner Movement and In-Court Management in all courts excluding the Supreme Court and District Court in Adelaide. The Sheriff is responsible for the enforcement of the orders of the court and to the Courts Administration Authority for the proper conduct of the contractor and its staff whilst performing court related tasks. All contractor staff are appointed as Sheriff’s officers for the purpose of the contract.
 
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