In order for us to do our job effectively, we must work with the local Crown’s office and courthouse personnel. We divide that into two areas; the courthouse and the court office.
At the Courthouse we have full time and part-time special constables who are responsible for escorting prisoners, security of the courthouse, housing and security of prisoners, collection, filing and handling of court documents and communicating with the court office clerks. Special Constables also transport prisoners and accused individuals to & from the Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre (ATRC) and on occasion to the Provincial Offences Court at the Civic Centre.
We have four clerks that work out of our court office. They are responsible for preparing court documents such as informations, warrants, crown briefs, subpoenas, summonses and any paperwork required by the Crown Attorney’s, Justices, Justice of the Peace and Bail Officers. The clerks must ensure all accused and their respective charges get on to a docket to appear in court. This is done by ensuring all the required paperwork and files are completed accurately and in a timely fashion. Our clerks also work closely with the Crown Attorney’s office. All clerks have knowledge of the Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Provincial Offences Act.