The Civil/Court Security Division is located at the York County/City of Poquoson Courthouse. The division is composed of one Captain, one lieutenant, two sergeants/chief bailiffs, three civil process deputies, ten courthouse/security deputies and one secretary. The duties of these deputies are divided into two distinctive areas of responsibility, courthouse security and civil process.
The bailiffs and courthouse security deputies are directly responsible for the security of the judges, maintaining order in the five courtrooms located in the courthouse. Their duties include monitoring video cameras strategically placed throughout the building, guarding of prisoners who have been brought to the courthouse for trial, monitoring and controlling the numerous security doors throughout the building which are locked and unlocked with electronic locks, and manning the metal detectors at the entrance to the building. Most of these duties are carried out from a control room in a secure area of the building.
The three civil process deputies are responsible for serving civil papers such as subpoenas, writs, show causes, garnishments, summons, and warrants in debt throughout the County of York and for the City of Poquoson. They also execute evictions, levy on property and assist the road deputies responding to calls when needed.
The civil process secretary is responsible for entering and tracking all civil process paperwork that is entered onto a computer. The secretary also coordinates with the Clerk of the Circuit Court on subpoenaing citizens of York County and of the City of Poquoson for jury duty.
The civil process division averages serving over 20,000 civil papers each year. Each paper must be served and returned for documentation of proper service, and returned to the origin of origination.
For information regarding a civil paper you may reach the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office Civil Division at (757) 890-4190.