CAREER

Bailiffs

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$48,000

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-0.3% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Bailiffs Do

Maintain order in courts of law.

Other Job Titles Bailiffs May Have

Bailiff, Baliff, Court Bailiff, Court Constable, Court Deputy, Court Officer, Court Security Officer, Deputy Bailiff, Deputy Court Services Sheriff, Security Officer

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Screen persons entering courthouse using magnetometers, x-ray machines, and other devices to collect and retain unauthorized firearms and other contraband.
  • Escort prisoners to and from courthouse and maintain custody of prisoners during court proceedings.
  • Maintain order in courtroom during trial and guard jury from outside contact.
  • Provide security by patrolling interior and exterior of courthouse and escorting judges and other court employees.
  • Guard lodging of sequestered jury.

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