Communications Center

Judicial Process

Criminal Process Section

Court Security Section


Major Joe Picanzo

Commander - Court Services/Communications Division

425 North Orange Avenue - Suite 170

Orlando, Florida 32801


The responsibility for the security of all Orange County court facilities and the 65 judges, magistrates, and support staff who work out of those facilites is the primary mission of the Orange County Sheriff's Office Court Services and Communications Division.  The agency's Judicial Process and Criminal Process Sections also serve under this command. The decision for extradition and transport for wanted suspects begins at the courtsteps doors.  Additional training is undertaken for new recruits at the courthouse in order to familiarize them with the additional requirements of court procedures and requirements.     

The commander of the Court Services and Communications Divsion is also responsible for the agency's Communication Section, one of the most critical support functions within the Sheriff's Office.