Nevada State Judicial Department
Sec. § 3.310
Bailiffs and deputy marshals: Appointment; duties; qualifications; compensation.


1.

Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the judge of each district court may appoint a bailiff for the court in counties polling 4,500 or more votes. In counties polling less than 4,500 votes, the judge may appoint a bailiff with the concurrence of the sheriff. Subject to the provisions of subsections 2, 4 and 10, in a county whose population is 700,000 or more, the judge of each district court may appoint a deputy marshal for the court instead of a bailiff. In each case, the bailiff or deputy marshal serves at the pleasure of the judge he or she serves.

2.

In all judicial districts where there is more than one judge, there may be a number of bailiffs or deputy marshals at least equal to the number of judges, and in any judicial district where a circuit judge has presided for more than 50 percent of the regular judicial days of the prior calendar year, there may be one additional bailiff or deputy marshal, each bailiff or deputy marshal to be appointed by the joint action of the judges. If the judges cannot agree upon the appointment of any bailiff or deputy marshal within 30 days after a vacancy occurs in the office of bailiff or deputy marshal, then the appointment must be made by a majority of the board of county commissioners.

3.

Each bailiff or deputy marshal shall:

(a)

Preserve order in the court.

(b)

Attend upon the jury.

(c)

Open and close court.

(d)

Perform such other duties as may be required of him or her by the judge of the court.

4.

The bailiff or deputy marshal must be a qualified elector of the county and shall give a bond, to be approved by the district judge, in the sum of $2,000, conditioned for the faithful performance of his or her duty.

5.

The compensation of each bailiff or deputy marshal for his or her services must be fixed by the board of county commissioners of the county and his or her salary paid by the county wherein he or she is appointed, the same as the salaries of other county officers are paid.

6.

The board of county commissioners of the respective counties shall allow the salary stated in subsection 5 as other salaries are allowed to county officers, and the county auditor shall draw his or her warrant for it, and the county treasurer shall pay it.

7.

The provisions of this section do not:

(a)

Authorize the bailiff or deputy marshal to serve any civil or criminal process, except such orders of the court which are specially directed by the court or the presiding judge thereof to him or her for service.

(b)

Except in a county whose population is 700,000 or more, relieve the sheriff of any duty required of him or her by law to maintain order in the courtroom.

8.

If a deputy marshal is appointed for a court pursuant to subsection 1, each session of the court must be attended by the deputy marshal.

9.

For good cause shown, a deputy marshal appointed for a court pursuant to subsection 1 may be assigned temporarily to assist other judicial departments or assist with court administration as needed.

10.

A person appointed to be a deputy marshal for a court pursuant to subsection 1 must be certified by the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission as a category I peace officer not later than 18 months after appointment.
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