May 15, 2011
Project Lifesaver is a program now available to Smyth County citizens through
the Smyth County Sheriff's Office.
Smyth County Sheriff's Office
Court Security/Transport Division
The Court Security/Transport Division is supervised
by Captain Mike Lomans. There are three full time and six part time
deputies responsible for courtroom security and transportation.
The Court Security section is responsible for maintaining order within the County's Circuit Courtroom, General District Courtroom, and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courtroom. The division also provides support services to judges as situations dictate, opening and closing court sessions, calling cases appearing before the court, managing jurors, bringing defendants and inmates before the court, and performing other related tasks as required by the courts. Their duties include the protection of life and property for judges, court personnel, attorneys, citizens, and prisoners. They ensure court proceedings take place in a safe and orderly manner.
Items not allowed in court:
|Box Cutters||Unauthorized Badges|
|Hand Cuff Keys||Food and Drinks|
Pagers and Cell Phones must be turned off or silent mode
These deputies are responsible for transportation of inmates from other
jurisdictions for court appearances. Extraditions of wanted fugitives
from other states are transported by these deputies to stand trial.