One of the duties of the Sheriff, as compelled by North Carolina General Statute, is to provide deputies to assist in the operation of the courts of Haywood County.
During operating hours at the Haywood County Justice Center, a deputy must be available at the metal detector. Deputies help ensure the safety of citizens entering the facility by searching bags and briefcases and scanning everyone with the metal detector.
The justice center and courthouse are used after hours by the community and local government groups. At least two deputies must be on hand at all times while people are in the building. Deputies are present at events such as N.C. Bar Association meetings and all county commissioner meetings.