The Court Security Division of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to providing the highest level of security for the Augusta Judicial Center (AJC). The division provides security for Superior, State, Domestic and Juvenile courts, as well as all full and part-time judges and their staffs. Deputies are stationed inside each courtroom whenever a court is in session.
Court Security Division is commanded by Captain Frank Tiller. Under his command are one Sergeant, one Corporal, 26 Deputy’s and a part-time Bailiff.
More than 10,000 prisoners appear in court annually. Deputies of the Court Security Division provide security to thousands of visitors to the courts each year. Deputies are trained as first responders to assist on medical calls for service in and around the court house.
The Augusta Judicial Center and John H. Ruffin Courthouse is located at 735 James Brown Blvd. and the Juvenile Justice facility is located at 901 Broad Street.