A Bailiff is a Deputy Sheriff or other individual assigned by the Sheriff to maintain security of the courtroom. He or she is an officer of the court with the duties of preserving order, subduing unruly persons and protecting the Judge, other court officials, and the public.
A Bailiff assures secure parking for the Judge upon his/her arrival. A Bailiff has the responsibility to make sure that no weapons are brought into the facility. A Bailiff serves the ceremonial purpose of both opening and closing the court session. Bailiffs assist the Jury and its members. They are also responsible for the safety, security and transportation of inmates. There are currently five sworn Bailiffs with combined experience of forty-seven years of service.