Court Security is the second division that is required by law for the sheriff to have in his department.
The purpose of court security is to assure that order and
control is maintained in the court system. The Buncombe County
Sheriff's Office has eighteen employees in the Court Security
division. Six district courts and three superior courts are
required to have a court bailiff, which is a sworn deputy
who works in the court system to maintain order. The remaining
deputies perform different functions, such as working the
metal detector at the front door of the Buncombe County Courthouse.