Court Security is responsible for fulfilling the Sheriff's constitutional responsibility to provide comprehensive law enforcement and security services in the courthouse.
Bailiff's maintain courtroom security, safety and decorum protecting judges, jurors, citizens, and inmates during court proceedings. They search for contraband or other items that may pose as a danger. They make sure people are not armed as they enter the courtroom and confiscate any unauthorized weapons.
They also declare the entry of the judge into the courtroom and keep order during the trial, ensuring people attending trials do not communicate with the jury. The bailiff announces the courtroom rules and enforces those rules. The bailiff announces the courtroom rules and enforces those rules. Bailiffs also escort prisoners to and from court, handle evidence, ensure the judges have all necessary case files and supplies, and swear in witnesses.