Bailiffs & Courtroom Security

 

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The Civil Division also encompasses Court Security and Bailiffs. There are twenty (20) court security deputies and nine (9) bailiffs. The purpose of court security deputies is to maintain the appropriate levels of security and communication necessary to protect the integrity of court procedures, sustain the rights of individuals before the court, deter those who would take violent action against the court or participants thereof, and sustain the dignity of the court. They also give direction in the daily operations of court security and provide the necessary response in the event of an emergency.

The bailiffs attend all sessions of the court and, under the direction of the court, open and close each court session. They maintain order and decorum in the courtroom and perform other duties as assigned by law or the court. The bailiffs, when requested to do so, also call all witnesses in the building whose testimony is desired by the court or a party to the proceedings.