The court division is comprised of a Lieutenant, Sergeant, and Corporal; The court division is also staffed with eighteen sworn deputies, four Civilians Employees who have the responsibilities and duties along with the court deputies for the security of the entrances into the courthouse and the screening of all individuals entering the Lubbock County Courthouse on a daily basis; The court division also employee’s five bailiffs who have the responsibility for each courtroom within the courthouse and to assist with court hearings and trials.
The bailiffs also have the responsibility of handling the jurors which are summonsed for jury duty. The deputies that are assigned to this division have various assignments including but not limited to the protection of the Judges, County Employees, incarcerated individuals that have a court appearance, and Civilians that enter the Lubbock County Courthouse. The court deputies are also responsible for the protection of any and all County owned building in the downtown area.
Court deputies respond to any disturbance that may arise during the normal business hours in the courthouse and other County owned buildings. The deputy’s duties and responsibilities include transporting incarcerated individuals for their court appearances and trials in addition for the security and control of these individuals. Court deputies are also responsible for executing warrants, bench orders, and patrolling county buildings and parking lots.
Court deputies receive continual in-service required training to keep current on the ever changing laws with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. The court division also continues to train on security screening techniques due to the ever changing prohibited items and updates. The courthouse deputies also receive tactical courthouse operations training for the safety of all Judges, Lubbock County Employees and Civilians. The court division deputies in addition to their Court assignments have the ability to serve on the Tactical Operations Unit, Hostage Negotiator Unit, and the Honor Guard.
Control Room: (806) 775-1547
Corporal’s Office: (806) 775-1436
Sergeant’s Office: (806) 775-1435