Johnson County Sheriff

 Court Security



Court Security Officers

Our Court Security Officers

Front Row L-R James Kestner, Scott Wheeler and Jeremy Plank

2nd Row L-R Dave Conley, John Dale, Larry Vanhoose & Sean Gillum

Back Row L-R Scott Hazlette, Ken Vanhoose and Allen Blanton




The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the security of all Circuit, District, Juvenile and Family Courts as well as the common areas in the building in which they are held. Additionally, Sheriff’s Deputies staff an electronic surveillance station and handle the daily movement and transportation of prisoners scheduled for court appearances.

Items not allowed in court:
• Guns
• Knives
• Box Cutters
• Hand Cuff Keys
• Tools
• Glass Bottles
• Unauthorized Badges
• Sharp Items or anything else that may be used as a weapon

What to expect upon entering:
When entering the Judicial Center, the following Items must be removed before going through the metal detectors:
• Wallets
• Keys
• Coins
• Cellular Phones
• Pagers
• Cigarettes
• Lighters
• Any foil packages
• Batteries
• Watches
• Metal Belt Buckles

If after removing these items, you still set off the metal detector, you may be scanned with a metal
detector wand.

• Please advise officers if you are wearing steel toed shoes.
• Also advise officers if you have a medical condition that prohibits you from walking though a magnetometer