Court bailiffs are law enforcement officers who are situated in courtrooms to maintain order and provide security. Along with guarding juries and enforcing the rules of the courts, bailiffs open court by announcing the judges’ arrival and close court by announcing the judges’ departure. They may call witnesses to the stand and present the oath before witnesses take the stand. Court bailiffs might also provide administrative support to judges and jurors, transport inmates, deliver court documents, and take custody of offenders.

 

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Lt. Danny Wilson