Located in the El Paso County Courthouse the Court and Transport Section is part of the Detention Operations Division and is divided into the Court Unit and the Transport Unit. This section is responsible to ensure the public’s safety by providing security in the 44 court rooms, moving inmates to and from court in a safe, secure and timely manner and arresting and processing remands in accordance with prescribed directives and applicable laws. Further, to provide safe and secure vehicular transportation for inmates to and from court, between local detention facilities, State Hospital, Department of Corrections facilities and other law enforcement jurisdictions throughout the state and as directed by the courts.
The Transport Unit is comprised of 1 sergeant, 14 sworn deputies, and 1 civilian.
The Transport Unit is responsible for the transport of inmates from the Criminal Justice Center (CJC) to the El Paso County Courthouse. The Transport Unit is additionally responsible for the transport of individuals throughout the state of Colorado. These transports include trips to the Department of Corrections facilities as well as any individual arrested by other Colorado counties on El Paso County Warrants. The Transport Unit is also responsible for the transport of inmates to scheduled medical appointments outside the CJC facility.
The Court Unit is comprised of 2 sergeants, 38 sworn deputies, and 2 civilian support personnel.
The Court Unit escorts all incarcerated individuals to court for their scheduled appearances. From the initial advisements, to motions, trials, and finally sentencing, the Court Unit ensures the inmates are in the proper court at the designated times. The Court Unit also provides transports for all juvenile inmates from the Spring Creek Detention Center to the appropriate juvenile courts. They ensure courtroom safety for court staff, the general public and the incarcerated individuals. The Court Unit is responsible for arrest and processing of any individual with an active warrant or one that is remanded into the custody of the Sheriff at the direction of the courts, including juveniles.
The Court Services Section maintains active with community partnerships and fund raising efforts. Some of the organizations the section actively supports are the Colorado Special Olympics and the Komen Cancer Society. Court Services also routinely conducts tours of the courthouse for schools, civic organizations, continuing our tradition of dedication to the El Paso County Community.
Court and Transport Statistics
2014 Transport Unit
|Total Inmates Transported||4,841|
|Arrests from Warrants in Colorado - Adult||521|
|Arrests from Warrants in Colorado - Juvenile||36|
|Amount of Trips for Writ Transports from State And Federal Detention Facilities||803|
|Total Number of Inmates Transported on Writs||585|
|Transports to the State Hospital||234|
|2014 Court Services|
|Amount of Inmates Escorted into Court: District||16,057|
|Amount of Inmates Escorted into Court: County||6,725|
|Total District Courts Scheduled||4,371|
|Total County Courts Scheduled||3,381|
|Total Amount of Adults Arrested at the Court House||1,954|
|Total Amount of Juveniles Arrested at the Court House||285|
|Total Amount of Warrants Served||1,536|