The transport unit is responsible for the safe and secure transport of inmates. Daily transportation and court duties are assigned to one sergeant and ten officers whose responsibilities include: (1) all medical, dental, and mental health appointments; (2) all transports to preliminary hearings, Magistrate, General Sessions, and Family Courts; (3) all prisoners transports to the Federal Courts in Greenville or other areas in the state; (4) all prisoner pick-ups from other counties and the South Carolina Department of Corrections as needed for court appearances; (5) all pick-ups from the Department of Juvenile Justice and all transfers to the Department of Juvenile Justice; (6) all transfers of sentenced inmates to the South Carolina Department of Corrections; (7) provide courtroom security for the Family Court and Magistrate’s Court and respond to emergencies as needed within the Courthouse. These officers escort inmates to the holding room located adjacent to the courtrooms where inmates await trial. Officers escort inmates to the courtroom, take individuals into custody as ordered by the court, and assist the Sheriff’s Office in maintaining security. Transport officers are augmented by two officers who are assigned to security in the court of General Sessions; two officers who are assigned to security in the Magistrate’s Office; and two officers per shift for a total of six who are pulled off of their normal duties to assist with prisoner escort and security when General Sessions Court is operating. The transport unit is responsible for the safe and secure transport of inmates to and from court appearances, medical treatment facilities, and other detention facilities.