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BAILIFF: I Tend To Be Helping In the Whole Process

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Dale shares his story about working as a courtroom bailiff. He talks about what his duties are as a bailiff and how he became one. Also talks about the difference from being a police officer who makes an arrest and a bailiff who works in the court making sure justice is served. He also explains what a person needs to do to become a courtroom bailiff.

Job Title: Courtroom Bailiff
Employer: Solano County

Job Summary: Bailiffs

Job Description

Correctional officers are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in a jail, reformatory, or prison.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Correctional officers usually must be at least 18 to 21 years of age, must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and must have no felony convictions. New applicants for federal corrections positions must be appointed before they are 37 years old.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$25,000 - $70,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Remote, Outdoor, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
People skills, Problem solving skills, Strength/stamina, Written communication skills

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m='11800'>court,</span> <span m='12260'>making</span> <span m='12420'>sure</span> <span m='12590'>there's no</span> <span m='12810'>security</span> <span m='13230'>issues.</span> <span m='14470'>Checking</span> <span m='14750'>with</span> <span m='14850'>the</span> <span m='14950'>judge.</span> <span m='15310'>Each</span> <span m='15490'>bailiff is</span> <span m='15850'>assigned</span> <span m='16129'>to a</span> <span m='16230'>judge,</span> <span m='16620'>making</span> <span m='16840'>sure</span> <span m='17630'>that</span> <span m='19070'>we</span> <span m='19220'>have</span> <span m='19450'>everything,</span> <span m='19920'>all</span> <span m='20180'>their</span> <span m='20320'>needs</span> <span m='20560'>met.</span> </p><p><span m='21330'>And</span> <span m='21500'>then</span> <span m='22050'>addressing</span> <span m='22320'>any</span> <span m='22530'>kind</span> <span m='22670'>of</span> <span m='22720'>security</span> <span m='23130'>issues</span> <span m='23400'>that</span> <span m='23470'>might</span> <span m='23570'>come</span> <span m='23780'>up</span> <span m='23910'>with</span> <span m='24580'>inmate</span> <span m='24880'>movement,</span> <span m='25290'>and</span> <span m='26200'>possibly</span> <span m='27030'>people</span> <span m='27440'>being</span> <span m='27600'>taken</span> <span m='27850'>into</span> <span m='27980'>custody</span> <span m='28870'>from the</span> <span m='29260'>courtroom.</span> <span m='29535'>Well,</span> <span m='29990'>I</span> <span m='30070'>put</span> <span m='30230'>myself</span> <span m='30610'>through an</span> <span m='30780'>academy,</span> <span m='32020'>paid</span> <span m='32200'>for</span> <span m='32320'>that,</span> <span m='32630'>and</span> <span m='32770'>then</span> <span m='32890'>just</span> <span m='32960'>started</span> <span m='33290'>the</span> <span m='34080'>job</span> <span m='34320'>process.</span> <span m='36110'>Went</span> <span m='36260'>through</span> <span m='36520'>a</span> <span m='36610'>couple</span> <span m='36890'>different</span> <span m='37240'>agencies,</span> <span m='37790'>and</span> <span m='37890'>this</span> <span m='38050'>is</span> <span m='38200'>the</span> <span m='38340'>one</span> <span m='38550'>I</span> <span m='38930'>ended up</span> <span m='39170'>going with.</span> <span m='39800'>I</span> <span m='40210'>think</span> <span m='40390'>it's</span> <span m='40490'>exactly</span> <span m='41480'>the</span> <span m='41630'>way</span> <span m='41770'>I</span> <span m='41800'>thought</span> <span m='42000'>it</span> <span m='42040'>was.</span> </p><p><span m='42240'>I</span> <span m='42300'>like</span> <span m='42620'>this</span> <span m='42800'>aspect</span> <span m='43260'>of</span> <span m='43390'>it</span> <span m='45960'>because</span> <span m='46320'>I</span> <span m='46470'>tend</span> <span m='46690'>to</span> <span m='46730'>be</span> <span m='46860'>helping</span> <span m='47090'>the</span> <span m='47150'>whole</span> <span m='47290'>process.</span> <span m='49440'>A</span> <span m='49460'>typical</span> <span m='49860'>police</span> <span m='50120'>officer,</span> <span m='50450'>you go</span> <span m='50570'>through</span> <span m='50720'>the</span> <span m='50810'>arrest,</span> <span m='51430'>and</span> <span m='51750'>the</span> <span m='53970'>jailing</span> <span m='54650'>of</span> <span m='54770'>people.</span> <span m='55150'>This</span> <span m='55340'>is</span> <span m='55490'>kind</span> <span m='55690'>of</span> <span m='55860'>facilitating</span> <span m='56330'>the</span> <span m='56410'>process.</span> <span m='57450'>Making</span> <span m='57550'>sure</span> <span m='57710'>due</span> <span m='57820'>process</span> <span m='58095'>is</span> <span m='58370'>served.</span> </p><p><span m='59890'>Justice</span> <span m='60320'>for</span> <span m='60410'>those</span> <span m='60660'>who</span> <span m='60730'>need</span> <span m='60870'>to</span> <span m='60910'>be</span> <span m='61320'>in prison,</span> <span m='61720'>and</span> <span m='61920'>liberty</span> <span m='62240'>for</span> <span m='62320'>those</span> <span m='62560'>who</span> <span m='62870'>need to</span> <span m='63080'>be set free.</span> <span m='64630'>Well,</span> <span m='64890'>it's</span> <span m='65269'>a</span> <span m='65340'>law</span> <span m='65510'>enforcement</span> <span m='65930'>job,</span> <span m='66350'>so</span> <span m='67220'>like</span> <span m='67430'>I</span> <span m='67470'>said,</span> <span m='68120'>you</span> <span m='68470'>get</span> <span m='68650'>your</span> <span m='68750'>college</span> <span m='69070'>degree.</span> <span m='71800'>Keep your</span> <span m='72180'>grades up.</span> <span m='73015'>College degrees</span> <span m='73380'>are</span> <span m='73710'>important</span> <span m='73930'>now.</span> <span m='74140'>It's</span> <span m='74230'>hard</span> <span m='74410'>to</span> <span m='74450'>get</span> <span 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