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Rutherford County
Sheriff's Office
940 New Salem Highway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 898-7720

Courthouse Security

Certified deputies maintain security and order at the Rutherford County Judicial Building in downtown Murfreesboro and the Juvenile Court/Detention facility on South Church Street. Deputies assigned to Courthouse Security are responsible for the daily safety of all judges, attorneys, employees and citizens who pass through the doors of the court facilities. For safety purposes, every visitor passes through a metal detector. No weapons or purses are allowed in the Judicial Building or Juvenile Court building.
Besides screening the visitors, the Courthouse Security deputies keep peace in the hallways and courtrooms, arrest suspects on warrants and help guard inmates.

By the numbers in 2014:

·       Screened 269,187 visitors at the Judicial Building and Juvenile Court.
·       Answered 1,778 calls for service.
·       Responded to 90 courtroom panic calls.


Maj. Tommy Thompson, third from left, supervises the Courthouse Security deputies.
From left are Capt. Joey King, Deputy Mark Nolen, Lt. Ty Downing, Deputy Ashley King, Cpl. Jacque Reed, Sgt. David Clark, Deputy Andrew Towle, Deputy Debbie Creech, Maj. Thompson, Deputy William Melton and Deputy Mark Barnes.