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Ohio Bailiffs and Court Officers Association
3244 Berea Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44111


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. Email us at obacoa@ohiobailiffs.com
and someone will contact you.


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








Whats Up Ohio !!!!!!



The OBACOA Upcoming Winter Conference will be held
in December......dates to follow

 @ The Supreme Court of Ohio in Columbus,Ohio

More Information will be provided on the conference page at a later date.......


It's That Time Again!!!!

Do you work with someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty. Someone who has qualities and characteristics that exemplify Leadership, has a positive mental attitude and has the knowledge and ability to complete their job and follow through to completion. If you do then we would like to hear from you! It's time to nominate who you think should receive the officer of the year award. The Officer of the Year Award will be given to the selected individual at the 2014 Winter Conference.

Please click the link below to download the nomination form:

After you have completed the form please send it via email to the address listed at the bottom of the form.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us via the web.



The OBACOA Upcoming Winter Conference will be held
in December ......dates to follow

 @ The Supreme Court of Ohio in Columbus, Ohio

More Information will be provided on the conference page at a later date.......


Officer Spotlight

Court Constable David Milne with  the Wood County Court Security Dept. recently participated in Canada-American police and fire games in York Pennsylvania.  There was a large number of police and fire participants from both countries who competed in many events. David won the gold medal in the 5k open event. He also placed 6th in the duty pistol event.

If you have an Officer in your court doing great things we'd like to know! Please send us an email with a picture the officers name, the court they represent, and what they have done and we will post them under officer spotlight........


2014 Ohio Law Enforcement Tourch Run

Chief Court Constable Tom Chidester, Wood County Common Pleas Court has participatedin the Law Enforcement torch run for Special Olympics for over fifteen years. The law enforcement torch run has raised a large amount money for Special Olympics.

The photo above includes Tom Chidester and Court Constable David Milne.

The 2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ohio was bigger and better than ever before as more agencies and officers got involved statewide!  This year over 2,000 officers  ran or biked one of six main arteries or one of several satellite community runs  throughout the state.  The Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest grass roots fundraiser for Special Olympics Ohio.

The 2014 Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run, presented by The Kroger Company, took place June 20 - 27 across Ohio.  The officers carried the “Flame of Hope” through over 150 communities, creating awareness of Special Olympics and raising funds for the program.  The Torch Run culminated in the Final Leg coming into Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Friday, June 27 to pass the “Flame of Hope” to Special Olympics athletes during Opening Ceremonies, signifying the official start to the 2014 Special Olympics Ohio State Summer Games.

There are five main routes which originated in Athens, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Marietta, and Toledo and traveled to Columbus. In addition there were several community satellite legs throughout the state. The Final Leg brought together officers from all parts of the state to carry the torch to the Opening Ceremonies of the State Summer Games.  The Final Leg will left the State Highway Patrol Academy at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 27 and participants ran with the torch 3.2 miles to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. All route information can be found by clicking the link in the left column.

The Kroger Company has generously served as the Presenting Sponsor for the Torch Run for the past nine years. Officers visited Kroger stores as they traveled to Columbus on their respective routes.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics Ohio. The annual intrastate relay and its various fundraising projects have two goals: to raise money and to gain awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Ohio, along with providing officers visibility while giving back to their respective communities. 

The Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run is endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio and the Ohio Association of Chief's of Police.

It is More Than Just A Run

Involvement in the Law Enforcement Torch Run unites departments and agencies throughout the state and extends beyond the annual run. Each year officers participate and organize events such as Polar Plunges, Building Sits, Plane Pulls and other special events throughout the year. All of these events generate additional funds for Special Olympics Ohio.

For more information on the Torch Run please contact Paige Ludwig at pludwig@sooh.org or at 614.239.7050.

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 Special Thanks\Career Opportunities

The Association would like to thank The Supreme Court of Ohio for their continued help and support !!!!!


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