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Lake County, Ohio - Sheriff's Office

Court Services Division

    104 East Erie Street    Painesville, Ohio 44077
    Phone:  (440)350-5500
    Email:  [email protected]gov
    Twitter:  @lakeohsheriff


    Court Services Division Supervision

            Captain Todd MenMuir is the Court Services Commander overseeing all aspects of Court Services; security at the Courts of Common Pleas, Juvenile Court, Probate Court, and Domestic Relations.  As well, Capt. MenMuir supervises all Court transports, as well as transports to prisons across Ohio, and extraditions across the United States.

             Capt. MenMuir has served over 29 years at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. At age seventeen he began his law enforcement career working as an Auxiliary Police Officer for the Perry Village Police Department. At twenty years of age, Todd graduated from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Basic Academy. Shortly after turning twenty-one, Todd swore an oath to perform the duties of a Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff. Todd has served as a Patrol Deputy, Field Training Officer, Marine Patrol Deputy, Detective, Patrol Deputy Sergeant, and Patrol Deputy Lieutenant. He served over fourteen years on the SWAT Team as an entry team point man and as a Team Leader. Todd is the recipient to a life-saving award along with other awards and letters of accommodations for his traffic enforcement and his criminal investigations, which include bank robbery, breaking and entering, felonious assault, and murder. Todd is also a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) and is a Certified Traffic Accident Reconstructionist.


    2018 Court Services Annual Report

    Video Short:  Responsibilities of Deputies assigned to the Court Services Division

    The Court Services Division is responsible for a wide variety of services connected with the court systems throughout Lake County.  Its responsibilities include:

    • Providing security for the Courts of Common Pleas
    • Transportation of prisoners to court appearances at both Common Pleas and Municipal Court levels
    • Transportation of convicted felons to any one of the 30+ State prisons throughout Ohio
    • Secured escort of prisoners to Mental Health Services appointments, hospitals for emergency and scheduled appointments
    • Escorts of prisoners to the Probation Department and Psychiatric Clinic
    • Service of Court ordered Civil Papers
    • Services of Court ordered Summons
    • Services of Court ordered Writs of Possession, Execution and Replivin

    The Court Services Division is responsible for maintaining and providing the security for the Lake County Common Pleas Courts.  The Sheriff's Office provides security for the courthouse and its four Common Pleas judges, Probate Court judge, Domestic Relations Court judge, the Clerk of Courts, and the Juvenile Justice judge.  Business Hours: The normal business hours for the court buildings are 08:00am to 4:30pm Monday thru Friday.  Note: All visitors are required to walk through the metal detectors, and all bags and packages will be searched when entering the buildings.   



       No Weapons Permitted

    Please remember that when you come to the courthouse for any reason there are no weapons permitted inside the courthouse, nor are they permitted in any County building.  Such weapons include, but are not limited to; guns, knives, scissors, box cutters, razor blades, or any other type of sharp object that could be considered a weapon.

    Prisoner-Inmate Transports   

    The Lake County Court Services Division is responsible for the transport of prisoners-inmates to and from the Lake County Courts, in addition to various doctors-hospitals appointments. The Lake County Sheriff's Office performs approximately 5,000 prisoner transports annually. The Lake County Sheriff also transports prisoners/inmates to and from the three (3) Municipal Courts in Lake County.  The Lake County Sheriff's Office also transports approximately 700 prisoners to and from various Ohio Penal Institutions annually.  

    Common Pleas Court Arraignments

    The Painesville Municipal Court Arraignments are performed via video at the Lake County Adult Detention Facility, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:15 PM and on Thursday and Friday at 11:00 AM.  Lake County Common Pleas Court Arraignments are scheduled weekly on Friday mornings at 08:15 AM in the lobby of The Lake County Sheriff's Office, 104 E. Erie Street Painesville, Ohio.Painesville Municipal Court Arraignments.

    Wanted Persons

    The Lake County Sheriff is responsible for the apprehension of wanted subjects on warrants issued by the Lake County Common Pleas Courts, Domestic Relations Court, Juvenile Court, Painesville Municipal Court and the remaining two (2) Municipal Courts in Lake County. The Lake County Sheriff receives and processes approximately 1000 warrants annually. The Sheriff successfully apprehends approximately 400 Felons annually and 350 misdemeanor wanted subjects. In addition, the Sheriff also apprehends wanted subjects for other Ohio Counties and States.