How to Become a Bailiff


Bailiff Job Description

Bailiffs are responsible for ensuring that appropriate behaviour and security are maintained within a courtroom.



Bailiff Job Duties

• Maintain order in courtroom during trial

• Guard jury from outside contact

• Ensure security of courtroom

• Ensure individuals do not disturb the processes of the court and courtroom personnel

• Ensure unauthorized individuals do not enter the courtroom

• Prevent jury from making contact with the public by acting as an escort to restaurants and other locations outside of the courtroom

• Guard the lodging of the sequestered jury



Scholarships for Becoming a Bailiff  

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a bailiff. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Criminology Scholarships and Criminal Justice Scholarships pages.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Becoming a Bailiff Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a bailiff. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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