Courthouse Security Officers, who are sometimes called a bailiff, help maintain order in the courthouse and courtroom. They ensure that the judges, judicial staff, court employees, and citizens visiting the courthouse are safe. This includes escorting jury members to court ordered locations and seeing to their needs in court, ensuring order in the court, formally opening and closing the court room, providing transportation for inmates to and from court, and many more responsibilities.
The Courthouse Security Division is also responsibility for providing security for the parish offices in the Courthouse Annex. Their mission is to provide a safe and secure courthouse building and annex for all workers as well as for the general public. Last year, the Courthouse Security Division checked in and vetted approximately 8,400 people at the Courthouse over 102 days of court.