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BAILIFF, IN-DEPTH: It's A Real Public Servce Oriented Side Of Law Enforcement

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Dale goes in-depth with his story about being a courtroom bailiff. He shares what he absolutely loves about his job and what he talks about the challenge of doing law enforcement and public service and security. Dale also shares his key step to becoming a bailiff and he speaks about the difference between a police officer and a sheriff deputy.

Job Title: 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
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$25,000 - $70,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Remote, Outdoor, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Written communication skills, Strength/stamina, People skills

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m='17200'>security.</span> <span m='18050'>Even</span> <span m='18230'>though</span> <span m='18740'>the</span> <span m='18980'>sheriff's</span> <span m='19330'>office</span> <span m='19720'>is</span> <span m='19890'>a</span> <span m='19940'>law</span> <span m='20110'>enforcement</span> <span m='20430'>entity,</span> <span m='21750'>on</span> <span m='21890'>assignment</span> <span m='22360'>as</span> <span m='22510'>a</span> <span m='22560'>bailiff,</span> <span m='23010'>our</span> <span m='23150'>primary</span> <span m='23560'>function</span> <span m='23950'>is</span> <span m='24100'>security</span> <span m='25000'>for</span> <span m='25500'>the</span> <span m='25590'>judges,</span> <span m='26260'>the</span> <span m='26360'>staff,</span> <span m='26850'>and</span> <span m='26960'>the</span> <span m='27030'>buildings.</span> </p><p><span m='27710'>So</span> <span m='27970'>it's</span> <span m='28270'>balancing,</span> <span m='29520'>and</span> <span m='29690'>then</span> <span m='29780'>also</span> <span m='30040'>there's</span> <span m='30300'>a</span> <span m='30360'>public</span> <span m='30710'>service</span> <span m='31030'>aspect</span> <span m='31390'>of it.</span> <span m='31630'>We're</span> <span m='31890'>not</span> <span m='32070'>here</span> <span m='32540'>to</span> <span m='32680'>arrest</span> <span m='32950'>everybody.</span> <span m='33400'>We're</span> <span m='33540'>here</span> <span m='33660'>to</span> <span m='33730'>help</span> <span m='33940'>people</span> <span m='34520'>get</span> <span m='34810'>what</span> <span m='34910'>they</span> <span m='34980'>need at the</span> <span m='35260'>courthouse,</span> <span m='35970'>facilitate</span> <span m='36255'>the</span> <span m='36540'>security,</span> <span m='37180'>and</span> <span m='37250'>make</span> <span m='37390'>sure</span> <span m='37590'>everyone's</span> <span m='37770'>in</span> <span m='37850'>a</span> <span m='37890'>safe</span> <span m='38150'>environment.</span> <span m='39200'>The</span> <span m='39300'>key</span> <span m='39550'>step</span> <span m='39850'>I</span> <span m='39960'>took</span> <span m='40280'>initially</span> <span m='40760'>was</span> <span m='41290'>to</span> <span m='42200'>put</span> <span m='42370'>myself</span> <span m='42940'>through</span> <span m='43390'>an</span> <span m='43820'>academy.</span> </p><p><span m='45030'>Bailiffing</span> <span m='45530'>is</span> <span m='48260'>one</span> <span m='48490'>of</span> <span m='48560'>the</span> <span m='48810'>job</span> <span m='49140'>duties</span> <span m='49540'>of</span> <span m='50550'>a</span> <span m='50640'>deputy</span> <span m='50940'>sheriff,</span> <span m='51330'>verses</span> <span m='51690'>like,</span> <span m='52060'>a police</span> <span m='52360'>officer,</span> <span m='52670'>which</span> <span m='52880'>their</span> <span m='52950'>primary</span> <span m='53360'>goal</span> <span m='53650'>is</span> <span m='53800'>to</span> <span m='54390'>enforce</span> <span m='54840'>the</span> <span m='54920'>laws,</span> <span m='55350'>ordinances,</span> <span m='55900'>things</span> <span m='56160'>from</span> <span m='56200'>the</span> <span m='56280'>city.</span> <span m='56950'>Our</span> <span m='57140'>job</span> <span m='57540'>encompasses</span> <span m='58890'>the</span> <span m='58940'>courts.</span> <span m='59420'>We're</span> <span m='59540'>the</span> <span m='59630'>only</span> <span m='60250'>entity</span> <span m='60420'>that</span> <span m='60720'>does</span> <span m='60930'>that,</span> <span m='61420'>and</span> <span m='61700'>also</span> <span m='62000'>the</span> <span m='62110'>jails.</span> <span m='63010'>No.</span> <span m='63290'>Not</span> <span m='63480'>at</span> <span m='63540'>all.</span> <span m='63690'>This</span> <span m='63870'>is an</span> <span m='63930'>assignment,</span> <span m='64410'>once</span> <span m='64590'>you're a</span> <span m='65069'>deputy</span> <span m='65459'>sheriff,</span> <span m='66430'>you</span> <span m='66580'>can</span> <span m='66720'>actually</span> <span m='67060'>choose</span> <span m='67640'>this</span> <span m='68010'>assignment.</span> </p><p><span m='69220'>Contrary</span> <span m='69660'>to</span> <span m='69890'>popular</span> <span m='70080'>belief, a</span> <span m='70210'>lot</span> <span m='70510'>of</span> <span m='70720'>deputies</span> <span m='71270'>do</span> <span m='71370'>not</span> <span m='71610'>like</span> <span m='71820'>this</span> <span m='71990'>position,</span> <span m='72330'>because,</span> <span m='73440'>you</span> <span m='73520'>know,</span> <span m='73640'>the</span> <span m='73720'>younger</span> <span m='73990'>guys</span> <span m='74350'>like</span> <span m='74520'>to</span> <span m='74600'>go</span> <span m='74810'>out</span> <span m='75100'>and</span> <span m='75810'>kick</span> <span m='76040'>down</span> <span m='76290'>doors,</span> <span m='76660'>and</span> <span m='76730'>do</span> <span m='76800'>things</span> <span m='77040'>like</span> <span m='77230'>this,</span> <span m='77460'>and</span> <span m='77550'>this</span> <span m='77710'>is</span> <span m='77790'>just</span> <span m='77960'>a</span> <span m='78190'>little</span> <span m='78360'>different.</span> <span m='79290'>It's</span> <span m='79390'>a</span> <span m='79430'>real</span> <span m='79740'>public</span> <span m='80180'>service</span> <span m='80520'>oriented</span> <span m='81170'>side</span> <span m='81500'>of</span> <span m='81810'>law</span> <span m='82000'>enforcement.</span> <span m='82880'>With</span> <span m='83170'>this</span> <span m='83340'>particular</span> <span m='83730'>assignment,</span> <span m='84540'>the</span> <span m='84620'>work</span> <span m='85140'>life</span> <span m='85410'>balance</span> <span m='85870'>is</span> <span m='86170'>perfect.</span> <span m='87150'>I</span> <span m='87230'>work</span> <span m='88020'>Monday</span> <span m='88400'>through</span> <span m='88590'>Friday,</span> <span m='89510'>8:15</span> <span m='90250'>to</span> <span m='90470'>4:15</span> <span m='90790'>schedule.</span> </p><p><span m='91300'>I</span> <span m='91380'>have</span> <span m='91520'>my</span> <span m='91630'>weekends</span> <span m='92120'>off,</span> <span m='93390'>and</span> <span m='93600'>holidays</span> <span m='94130'>off.</span> <span m='94380'>I</span> <span m='94420'>get</span> <span m='94570'>off</span> <span m='94720'>early,</span> <span m='95120'>split</span> <span m='95600'>plenty of</span> <span m='95920'>time</span> <span m='96100'>with my</span> <span m='96210'>family.</span> <span m='97170'>That's</span> <span m='97480'>like,</span> <span m='97740'>the</span> <span m='97830'>main</span> <span m='98110'>reason</span> <span m='98410'>this</span> <span m='98840'>schedule</span> <span m='99070'>works</span> <span m='99310'>for</span> <span m='99450'>me</span> <span m='99590'>versus</span> <span m='100540'>12</span> <span m='100830'>hours</span> <span m='101100'>a</span> <span m='101140'>day,</span> <span m='101620'>middle of</span> <span m='102020'>the night,</span> <span m='103200'>days</span> <span m='103370'>in</span> <span m='103520'>court.</span> <span m='104410'>This</span> <span m='104580'>is</span> <span m='104650'>the</span> <span m='104800'>easiest</span> <span m='105840'>assignment</span> <span m='106430'>to</span> <span m='106510'>have,</span> <span m='106770'>and</span> <span m='106900'>balance</span> <span m='107200'>to your</span> <span m='107350'>personal</span> <span m='107680'>life.</span> </p>","file":{"id":297221,"video_id":"2746064704001","name":"1281-Dale-p-Bailiff2 In-Depth","duration":108322,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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