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RESOLUTION NO: 2017-05-088

LIVINGSTON COUNTY DATE: May 15, 2017

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A COURT SERVICES BAILIFF UNIT UNDER THE


SUPERVISION OF THE LIVINGSTON COUNTY COURTS

WHEREAS, the Livingston County Courts (Courts) are seeking a change in how courtroom security
and bailiff duties are handled in order to enhance the delivery of services for the
protection of the public and court employees;

WHEREAS, the Courts are seeking to separate door security from courtroom security such that door
security will continue to report to the Sheriff and the courtroom security would report to
the Courts; and

WHEREAS, this proposed approach envisions that each of the six courtrooms would be assigned a
full-time Court Security Officer to perform court security, bailiff and related duties; and

WHEREAS, one of the six Court Security Officers would be classified as a Lead Court Security
Officer to be responsible for daily coordination, training and scheduling among the
judges dockets, in addition to serving as a Court Security Officer; and

WHEREAS, the Personnel Subcommittee has approved the pay grade for a Court Security Officer at
Grade 4 and for a Lead Court Security Officer at Grade 5; and

WHEREAS, the six Court Security Officers would report directly to the Courts.

WHEREAS, the courts have consistently reduced costs through innovative programming
representing reduced spending of over $400 thousand dollars that has been consistently
maintained for four years. This savings is represented in reduced Child Care Fund and
State Ward spending in addition to reductions in salary to the general fund by
transferring the salaries of Juvenile Court Probation Officers to the Child Care Fund.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Livingston County Board of Commissioners hereby


approves the addition of six full-time Court Security Officers to be employed by the
Courts with five being classified at Grade 4 and one at Grade 5 as a Lead Court Security
Officer.

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MOVED: Commissioner Green
SECONDED: Commissioner Dolan
CARRIED: 8-0-1 (Griffith)