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Court Bailiff Job Description

A court bailiff is a court official whose job is to maintain order and provide security in a courtroom during trials to ensure that the trials go on smoothly. Their job involves announcing opening and closing of court, supervising prisoners, providing security, and keeping order in the court during trials.

What does a Court Bailiff do?

Court bailiffs may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Court bailiffs may work irregular hours in order to meet courthouse commitments. They usually work indoors in courthouses, but may sometimes work outdoors when transporting prisoners and escorting jurors. Their job may be stressful due to the physical and mental effort required to perform their tasks.

What is Required to Become a Court Bailiff?

To be employed as a court bailiff, you will need to have completed your secondary education. You will also need to pass fitness, drug, and alcohol tests to be certified fit for the job.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Court bailiffs need to have:


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