The objective of the transportation department is to secure and transport inmates to and from courts, medical facilities, state institutions, and other various county facilities. Officers in the transportation department travel all over the State of Ohio and sometimes out of the state. This department must be a division that works together, along with the court system, to correlate and plan for the accuracy of what inmate belongs in what courtroom. Transportation is a valuable asset to the court system which makes it easier for the court system operate efficiently.
Courtroom security is made up of two significant areas of security; the transportation of inmates to and from court, and the actual in-house court security. The most important area of the courtroom is the judge. He is the first person to evacuate the area to a safe place, usually this is handled by the judges bailiff. The court security officer has the responsibility of protecting the inmates and any person inside the courtroom.