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Ohio Bailiffs and Court Officers Association
3515 Spencer Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

The purpose of the Ohio Bailiffs and Court Officers Association is to promote the general welfare of its Members by providing training and education in the areas of court/judicial/law enforcement activities through courtroom supervision, services, transportation and other training programs and conferences.All court officers and bailiffs in Ohio courts are encouraged to join the Ohio Bailiffs and Court Officers Association. 

Please go to the membership page for more information and to download a membership application......


The Association is dedicated to "Maximizing Excellence" for court officers and provides the following opportunities for each member to participate in this endeavor:

  • Network with other court officers from across the state
  • Serve in leadership roles within the Association as an officer, director, or committee chairperson
  • Serve on state and local committees and have positive impact on issues which relate to you as a court officer
  • Receive statewide and local recognition for exemplary performance
  • Attend quality training programs

A Rare Find!

Constable Badge for Wood County from the1800s found at an estate sale. The badge is a very rare find, it will be getting appraised to assess it's value.

The Cleveland Municipal Court
General Division Job Opening

Title: Chief Bailiff
Department: Bailiff
Salary: $66,093.00 - $79,310.00
                                                             Application Deadline: October  9th

**Please select  the file below to view or download the entire application**


(After you have filled out the form, please save the form to your computer so that your information is saved to the form and email it to obacoa@ohiobailiffs.com)

Fall Conference Instructor Bio & Training Information

Bio for Sgt. Michael Yohe

Sergeant Michael Yohe is currently a supervisor in the Street Narcotics Uniform Detail (SNUD Unit) with the Akron Police Department where he has been employed for twenty years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters degree as well as dozens of instructor certifications in police related areas. Sgt. Yohe has several collateral duties for his agency including being a SWAT Team Leader and the SWAT Training Supervi-sor as well as coordinating his department’s Taser program as a Master Taser Instructor. Additionally, Sgt. Yohe has been the Akron Police De-partment’s C.I.T. (Crisis Intervention Team) Coordinator for the last fifteen years and is still an actively working CIT Officer on the street. He was in the first class of CIT Officers in the state of Ohio and has since received CIT Officer of the Year at the county and state level. He has instructed across the nation at numerous conferences and agencies and has been a guest instructor for the Attorney General, De-partment of Justice, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, IACP, OPOTA and others.

Thursday, October 15   9-4pm

Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)

During this full day, dynamic session, a  veteran CIT Officer, will provide Bailiffs and Court Officers information on how to deescalate people in crisis. He will provide an overview of mental health issues officers are most likely to encounter in the court and how officers can effectively deal with these issues. He will provide a proven five step model for handling people in crisis. This model stresses: Safety, Recognition, De-escalation, Direction and Follow-up. This knowledge and these skills are extremely valuable for personnel  charged with the safety and security of the court house and everyone in it.

This course is a one-day opportunity for staff to be exposed to the material from the full  40 hour CIT training.   

Friday, October 16

Basic Courthouse Checkpoint Screening

This 90 minute breakout session on the Basics of Courthouse Checkpoint Screening is intended for those court security personnel whose primary responsibility is checkpoint screening operations. Topics discussed include checkpoint set up considerations, proper operation of screening equipment, best practices for efficient and effective operations, checkpoint safety, maintenance of equipment and will also include practical exercises.

 Weapon Retention for Court Officers

About 20% of officers are killed with their own weapons despite an increase in the use and effectiveness of retention holsters. This 90 minute breakout session will provide Officers practice in awareness, skills and sound tactics for retaining their weapons. During this course, participants will learn and practice retaining their weapon while in the holster and while in their hand. Proper stance, distance, pre-attack cues will also be covered. Please bring your duty rig with you if you have one but leave all live weapons at home.

Friday: Hands-on breakout sessions 9-10:20a.m. and again at 10:40 -12 noon (80 minute sessions)

Security Screening – SCO Ground floor screening area (Instructed by SCO faculty)

Weapon Retention – SCO Employee Center (Instructed by TA Certified Defensive Tactics Instructors)

Fall Conference Hotel Information

The Ohio Bailiffs and Court Officers Association will be having their fall conference on Wednesday, October 14th thru Friday October 16th at the Doubletree Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

Please see the information below to reserve your room.

We Look forward to seeing you there!

Personalized Group Webpage for Registration:http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/C/CMHSBDT-OHC-20151014/index.jhtml​

Group Name: Ohio Bailiffs & Court Officers Assn

Group Code: OHC

Check-in: 14-OCT-2015

Check-out: 16-OCT-2015

Hotel Name:DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Columbus Downtown

Hotel Address: 50 S Front St, Columbus, Ohio

Zipcode - 43215-4145

Phone Number:1-614-228-4600

It's that time again!!!! Time to nominate who you think should win the "Court Officer Of The Year " Award
Please click on the link below to fill out the nomination form.
The form needs to be submitted by email  no later then
SEPTEMBER 25th @ 5pm
Please send the form to obacoa@ohiobailiffs.com


The greratest weapon against stress is the ability to choose one thought over another


This cane skull sword was brought into the Wood county courthouse complex on 7-14-15 at 1:20pm. It was detained at the front security desk. The sword was held while the owner went to the Auditor’s office for his business. He also had a pocket knife that was held. Note the 18 inch sword that was attached to the skull head when it was screwed onto the cane was concealed. Please be aware of this. thank you