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Baliff

An officer from the sheriff's department who maintains courtroom order and jury custody. Sometimes also known as a deputy.

What Does A Bailiff Do?

A courtroom bailiff is a sworn peace officer and in the courts in Glenn County is a member of the Glenn County Sheriff's Department. The bailiff's duties are to:

  • Provide security for the courtroom, the judge, the staff and those in attendance;
  • Escort defendants who are in custody and prevent escapes;
  • Assist in the administration of court functions as directed by the judge and the clerk

How Does Someone Become A Bailiff?

A bailiff in the courts in Glenn County is a sworn peace officer with the Glenn County Sheriff's Department. To become a bailiff, a person must first submit an application to the Sheriff's Department Personnel section.

To become a Sheriff's Deputy, one must:

  • Be at least 21 years old;
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Meet the physical requirements for the position;
  • Pass written and physical agility tests;
  • Be subjected to a background investigation;
  • Successfully complete the required course in the California State Sheriff’s Academy.