4421 Sheriffs and bailiffs
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Lead statementSheriffs execute and enforce court orders, warrants and writs, participate in seizure and sale of property and perform courtroom and other related duties. Bailiffs serve legal orders and documents, seize or repossess properties, evict tenants and perform other related activities. Sheriffs and bailiffs are employed by provincial or territorial courts, and bailiffs may be employed as officers of the court or in private service as agents for creditors.
- sheriff's officer
- sheriff's bailiff
- deputy sheriff
- Completion of secondary school is required.
- A college diploma or bachelor's degree in legal studies is usually required.
- Sheriffs require experience as a deputy sheriff or bailiff and/or in custodial/escort or security work.
- Bailiffs usually require some work experience related to law enforcement as well as knowledge of relevant statutes and laws.
- Membership in the provincial regulatory body is mandatory in Quebec.
- Progression to supervisory positions is possible with additional experience and in-house training.
- Correctional service officers
- Court clerks
- Police officers (except commissioned)