Sheriffs execute and enforce court orders, warrants and writs, participate in the seizure and sale of property and perform other related courtroom duties. Bailiffs serve legal orders and documents, seize or repossess properties, evict tenants and perform other related activities.
Sheriffs work for provincial or territorial courts and bailiffs may work as officers of the court, in private service as agents for creditors or as independent contractors.
People in this occupation:
- may work in tense environments and must be able to make quick decisions and tolerate stress
- must be able to communicate clearly and exercise good judgment
- must have the ability to control hostile and dangerous behaviour