On the Job
Bailiffs maintain order in courts of law. They enforce courtroom rules of behavior.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Request emergency personnel.
- Warn individuals about rule violations or safety concerns.
- Patrol properties to maintain safety.
- Confiscate prohibited or dangerous items.
- Escort prisoners to courtrooms, prisons, or other facilities.
- Guard facilities.
- Maintain public order or security.
- Prevent unauthorized individuals from entering restricted areas.
- Provide security escorts for officials, jury members, or other individuals.
- Search individuals for illegal or dangerous items.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
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