Judicial Security Unit
The Marion County Sheriff's Office Judicial Security Unit provides a variety of service to Marion County and the State of Oregon, including but not limited to:
If not for the Marion County Sheriff's Office Judicial Security Unit, each police agency in Marion County would have to provide extra personnel to transport their arrestees to and from court as long as they were housed at the Marion County Correctional Facility.
We coordinate and participate in a multi-county prisoner transportation exchange program that is conducted at the Marion County Correctional Facility in Salem. This program is often referred to as "the hub" or "the shuttle". If not for this program, we would have to send deputies to various locations in this and other states to pick up these prisoners. This program saved us an average of 11,000 miles of travel monthly for an average dollar savings of about $12,500 each month. That figure does not include meals and lodging when necessary.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office has the responsibility to provide services to 14 Circuit Court Judges, 4 Referees, 1 Family Court Judge and 1 Justice Court Judge. These judges are located in five different areas; the Marion County Court House, the Court Annex located at the jail, the Family Court located on Center Street and two Justice Courts located in East Salem and Stayton.
This office is responsible for all in custody court proceedings including all preliminary hearings and trials. Additionally, we must provide security for out of custody proceedings when the court perceives a potential problem.