LISMORE COURT is to get two new Probationary Sheriff’s Officers following a ceremony at Old Government House in Parramatta today marking the end of their training.
The work of Sheriff’s Officers is central to the efficient functioning of the courts and justice system.
They provide security at court complexes; serve warrants, summonses and other orders issued by the courts; enforce writs, warrants and property seizure orders; administer the jury system; and they prepare courtrooms and call and swear in witnesses.
Training consists of a 10-week intensive course which emphasises communication skills and building relationships with people in the community. It includes tactical training and perimeter security, and how to anticipate and respond to risks and de-escalate tense situations.
Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin said Sheriff’s Officers are key to the safe running of our courts and perform many duties of which the public may not be aware.
“I welcome the new Probationary Sheriff’s Officers to Lismore, I thank them for their service to the community, and I wish them and well in their new careers.
To find out about becoming a Sheriff’s Officer, visit: Department of Communities and Justice
Friday 30 June 2023