The Transportation Unit is comprised of six full-time sworn employees. The unit utilizes buses, multi-passenger vans, a handicapped van and cars to transport inmates. The unit has the responsibility of transporting inmates to and from other counties, state institutions, medical appointments and court appearances while ensuring the safety and security of the inmates being transported, the transporting officers and the general public. Duties include the transporting of High Risk Inmates such as escape risk or inmates with violent tendencies. In addition, this unit is also responsible for maintaining security during the first appearance hearings at the jail.