Officer of the court who ensures safety and compliance with judicial orders. A bailiff is a law enforcement officer responsible for maintaining order in court. In the United States, bailiffs are often deputy sheriffs, municipal police officers, or members of the U.S. Marshal’s Service. The bailiff’s duties usually include courthouse security, enforcement of the judge’s orders, seeing to the needs of the jurors, and the guard and transfer of prisoners.
Example: The Bailiff in the court room was keeping an eye on the defendant being brought in from the jail to make sure he didn’t try to escape.