Date Added: Jan 2010
Courtrooms are sensitive legal environments and it is necessary that all procedures be followed to ensure safety and order of all individuals. Bailiffs are highly trained law enforcement officers that monitor courtrooms and perform a variety of tasks. Bailiffs must have at least a high school diploma or GED. Qualifications vary by state, but applicants usually must be at least 18 or 21 years old and complete formal training. Many community colleges and vocational and technical schools offer bailiff training programs. Employment of bailiffs is expected to grow about as fast as average for all professions, increasing 8% from 2008 to 2018. The growing population and increased need the maintenance and safety in courtrooms will drive job growth.