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Commanded by Chief Court Security Officer. In addition to the 17 courtrooms, the Court Security Officers provide security to the McHenry County Government Center. Court Security Officers have full law enforcement powers and provide law enforcement duties within the Government Center complex.

Court Security Officers provide courtroom security during all hearings, trials and whenever court is in session. Court security officers open and close the court and are responsible for the safety and security of the judge, court officers, and the courtroom. Whenever a jury is sequestered for overnight deliberations, Court Security Officers remain with the jury to provide security and to ensure that no outside contact is made with jurors.
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