The Davidson County Sheriff's Office bailiff sections, under the supervision of Lieutenant D. Rabon, provides the courthouse and its occupants with security by making sure they are safe. They search for contraband or other items that may pose as a danger. They make sure people are not armed as they enter the courtroom and confiscate any unauthorized weapons.
They also declare the entry of the judge into the courtroom and keep order during judicial proceedings, ensuring people attending do not communicate with the jury. The bailiff announces the courtroom rules and enforces those rules. Bailiffs also escort prisoners to and from court, handle evidence, ensure the judges have all necessary case files and supplies, and swear in witnesses.
Lt. Rabon started his career at the Davidson County Sheriff's Office in 1993. Throughout Lt. Rabon's career he has served in the detention center, patrol division, K-9 unit, D.A.R.E., warrant squad, SRO and is currently assigned to the civil division. Promoted to sergeant n 2007 and lieutenant over the bailiffs in 2015. Lt. Rabon was awarded his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate in 2011.