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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

27010 Court Security Officer

Patrols courthouse to provide security. Escorts defendants to and from courtroom, and stands guard during court proceedings. Checks courtroom for security.

Assignments include not only the monitoring of entrances to the court but also attention to the special needs of the court system, particularly in the area of personal protection for the judges, jurors, witnesses, attorneys and other persons involved with the court, including the general public.

Duties require specialized training in methods and techniques of protecting security areas. Is required to demonstrate continuing physical fitness and proficiency with firearms or other special weapons.