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Part-time Court Security Officers are certified law enforcement officers who are assigned to assist
in the operation and security of the Municipal Court of the City of Doraville when Court is in
session. The Court Security Officer’s primary responsibility is court security, including ensuring
that the Judges, court staff and the general public visiting the courthouse are safe.
Qualifications include a High School diploma or state-issued GED; must be at least 21 years of
age; must be a United States citizen; must possess a valid Georgia driver’s license; must be able to
stand for long periods of time and be capable of responding to emergency situations. Georgia
P.O.S.T. certification as a Peace Officer is a requirement. A background check of qualified
applicants will be conducted.
Duties will include conducting a search of the Courtrooms before and after court
for weapons and contraband, inspecting persons and belongings of those coming
into the courthouse, managing the metal detector, and making use of a hand-held
metal detector when needed. He/She will ensure that proper court decorum is
adhered to in order to maintain a dignified and professional atmosphere in the
In some instances, the Court Security Officer may be asked to serve as Bailiff,
performing tasks such as handing papers to the Judge and maintaining an