What is a Bailiff?


Bailiff Job Description

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



Typical 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!



Applicable Majors

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


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