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Court Security

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.