The Transport Unit is responsible for transporting inmates, serving warrants, and assisting the security staff at the Veterans Memorial Court, Mason Circuit Court, and area hospitals. Staff includes one sergeant and six deputies.
Deputies are responsible for delivery of Ingham County Correctional Facility inmates to:
- Five Circuit Courts
- Four Probate Courts
- Nine District Courts
- Michigan Department of Corrections
Other duties include warrant and writ pick ups throughout Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois, transporting inmates for forensic hearings and evaluations, and medical transports. In 2014, we have transported approximately 13,000 inmates as of to date; with a total of 133,000 miles driven.
Additionally in 2014, 3 of the transport vehicles were outfitted with prisoner control cell units to increase the security and safety of inmates being transported to and from facilities. These units have compartment dividers to keep male, female, and juvenile inmates from access to each other while in transit to outside facilities of the Sheriff's Office. There units additionally create a safer working atmosphere for officers in transporting inmates.
One of the Transport Unit Officers is responsible for contacting and/or physically arresting individuals wanted on 55th District Court warrants as well as processing recalled warrants. This year so far this officer has served approximately 43 warrants, requested 473 warrants, and recalled/cancelled 50 warrants. This officer also processes felony non-support warrants for non-payment of child support out of 54-A District Court.